Enter_Unknown Territories Conference Announcement

Posted by Rhizome | Tue Mar 6th 2007 11:01 a.m.

ENTER_UNKNOWN TERRITORIES
Cambridge (UK)

CONFERENCE 25-27 APRIL 2007
FESTIVAL 25-29 APRIL 2007

CONFERENCE
The conference will provide an opportunity to meet, share and discuss how we
build and sustain collaborative creative practices in new technology arts,
education and commerce.

Art and new technology practice challenges the borders between creative
disciplines, contemporary culture and commerce, questioning the relationship
between producer and consumer. As these boundaries are dissolved and
reformed, new kinds of spaces are emerging in which creativity and
experience can exist. Enter_Unknown Territories provides an opportunity to
explore these new spaces and investigate their potential for collaboration
between artists, businesses and academics.

The conference will offer an exciting platform for dialogue and engagement
between arts, education, research and business. It will catalyse and foster
sustainable and effective partnerships across different sectors and will
appeal to people working in labs, workshops, arts centres and companies as
well as the general public.

Unknown Territories seeks to encourage specialists to expand their knowledge
while offering a rare opportunity through the participation of Cambridge
research labs and media artists from the Eastern region and elsewhere for
everyone to enjoy some hands on experimentation. It also features the launch
of an international publication, Uncommon Ground, which tackles some of the
critical questions and issues involved in cross sectoral working.

KEYNOTES Anne Galloway (Canada) Stephen Heppell (UK) and others to be
announced

PANELS
- Uncommon Ground - Creative Encounters Across Disciplines and Sectors
(chair: David Garcia, Amsterdam)
- Adventuring Out the Challenges of Knowledge Exchange (chair: Bronac
Ferran, London)
- Future Spaces
- Toolshift/Mindshift (chair: Rob van Kranenburg, Ghent)
- Open Technology (chair: Sally Jane Norman, Newcastle on Tyne)
- Control Technology (chair: Bill Thompson, Cambridge)

AND:

- BOOKLAUNCH of Uncommon Ground co-commissioned by Virtueel Platform &
Utrecht School of Arts with support of Arts Council England's Artists'
Insights strand

- PROBOSCIS PUBLIC AUTHORING ZONE

- CRUMB BLISS-OUT CENTRE

- WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

- PUBLIC ART EVENTS

- LIVE PERFORMANCES

CONFIRMED CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS & SPEAKERS:
Sarah Cook (CRUMB) / Sher Doruff / Geke van Dijk (STBY) / Jarmo Elukka
Eskelinen (Forum Virium Helsinki) / Bronac Ferran (ACE) / David Garcia
(School of Art Utrecht) / Beryl Graham (CRUMB) / Graham Harwood (Mongrel) /
Garrick Jones (LSE) / Rob van Kranenburg (Bricolabs) / Christopher Lindinger
(Ars Electronica Futurelab) / Giles Lane (Proboscis) / Sally Jane Norman
(Culturelab) / Tim Putnam (University of Portsmouth) /Matt Ratto (Virtual
Knowledge Lab Amsterdam and Bricolabs) / Willem-Jan Renger (HkU) / Alex van
Someren (n-cipher) / Julie Taylor (AHRC) / Mike Taylor (Sky Movies) / Bill
Thompson (Cambridge and BBC) / others to be confirmed

Check website for regular updates: www.enternet.org.uk/unknownterritories

CONFIRMED FESTIVAL ARTISTS & ORGANISATIONS:
Active Ingredient, Bad Timing, boredom research, Modified Toy Orchestra,
Bricolabs, James Coupe, Mark Dixon, Eclectic Method, Karmen Franinovic &
Alexander Wilson, Futuresonic, Rachel Gomme, Paul Granjon, Morten Halvorsen,
The Illustrious Company, Simon Keep, Mediashed, Mongrel, Julie Myers,
Platoniq, Polar Produce, Rainer Prohaska, The Sancho Plan, Duncan Speakman,
Steve Symons, townley & bradby, Catherine Watling.

PARTNERS:
BBC Cambridgeshire, Cambridge City Council, Cambridge Matrix, FDMX.

TICKETS:
Festival & Conference Pass: 90 / 70
Festival Pass: 30 / 25
www.enternet.org.uk/unknownterritories
Presale starts Monday 5 March 2007.

INFORMATION:
www.enternet.org.uk
unknownterritories@enternet.org.uk
tel 01223-578000

ENTER_ is a collaborative project of essexdance, The Junction and Wysing
Arts Centre and supported by Arts Council England and East of England
Development Agency (EEDA).
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