Simon Biggs
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Works in Edinburgh United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Born in 1957 Adelaide, Australia, Simon Biggs has been working as an artist since 1976.

He began using computers to make images in 1978, developing graphics-dedicated computer system in 1979, and began to produce computer animations in 1980.

Simon Biggs works with computer-based interactive installation, animation, CD-ROMs, the World Wide Web and related media.

He has lived and worked in the UK, since 1986 and is currently Professor of Art at the Edinburgh College of Art

http://www.littlepig.org.uk
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EVENT

Remediating the Social


Dates:
Thu Nov 01, 2012 13:40 - Sat Nov 03, 2012

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Remediating the Social, November 1-3, 2012

Edinburgh College of Art and Inspace, The University of Edinburgh

Conference: November 1-3, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

Exhibition: November 1-25, Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Registration is open at http://www.elmcip.net/conference/registration

The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) research project invites scholars, artists, researchers and performers to the conference, Remediating the Social, held in Edinburgh, November 1-3, 2012.

Remediating the Social is hosted by Edinburgh College of Art in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth within the framework of the ELMCIP research project. The event is held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility at the University of Edinburgh, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three weeks.

The conference programme consists of expert presentations, across a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of creative communities that have formed around various practices, media and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, discussing examples arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts will be presented. The conference will be e-cast, allowing for remote attendees to freely monitor events and put questions to conference via Twitter. Conference proceedings, with a full colour catalogue of commissioned art works, will be published prior to the event.

Conference: 1-3 November 2012, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Exhibition opening: 1 November, 2012, Inspace, University of Edinburgh, UK
http://www.elmcip.net/conference

ELMCIP is supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Commission FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.


OPPORTUNITY

Masters of Science by Research in Interdisciplinary Creative Practices


Deadline:
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:05

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The MSc by Research in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice is a programme of study that engages emerging practices across diverse disciplines in the creative arts, humanities and physical and social sciences.

The programme is predicated on the understanding that the convergent nature of Information and Communication Technologies has facilitated the adoption of methods from across disciplines but recognises that practitioners often require a deeper appreciation and experience of such methods to assure their ability to undertake such practice.

The programme also recognises that potential students may have completed their initial studies in an academic domain and seek to situate that subject knowledge within creative practice. Based in a lively studio environment, drawing on resources within the University and Edinburgh College of Art (eca), the programme introduces students to a wide range of disciplines and associated methods within a critical framework that encourages reflective experimentation.

Students are encouraged to work autonomously and collaboratively and are offered the opportunity to study with others in subject specialisms from across the rich and diverse courses offered by the University and eca. This provision is negotiated with the prospective student from the outset to ensure an appropriate fit and the viability of the overall programme of the student's study


OPPORTUNITY

Remediating the Social


Deadline:
Fri Dec 30, 2011 23:59

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Remediating the Social
1st CALL FOR PAPERS
The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) research project invites paper and presentation proposals for its conference, Remediating the Social. Selected papers will be presented at the conference in Edinburgh, November 1-3, 2012.
ELMCIP welcomes abstracts of up to 500 words for papers, presentations and group panel sessions that address network and digitally mediated creative practices that effect and reflect upon the role of creativity in social and community formation. Remediating the Social apprehends people and media as interacting generative agents, remediating one another as a vital part of contemporary social space. Papers that reflect upon "born digital" literary and artistic practice within the context of cultural formation are especially welcome. Papers might present theoretical positions, case studies or artist's presentations, as well as other forms. We welcome proposals for panel discussions on specific topics that engage the conference theme.
Remediating the Social will be hosted at Edinburgh College of Art (eca) of the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth. An associated exhibition will be held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility in the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three weeks.
The conference programme will consist of paper presentations, across a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of creative communities that have formed around various practices, media and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, including examples arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts, will be presented. The conference will be web-cast, allowing for remote
attendees to monitor events and put questions to conference via a live public feed, employing mediating technologies within the event. Conference proceedings will be peer reviewed and published, with ISBN.
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) is a three year collaborative research project running from 2010-2013, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Joint Research Programme for Creativity and Innovation. ELMCIP involves seven European academic research partners and one non-academic partner who are investigating how creative communities of practitioners form within transnational and transcultural contexts in globalized and distributed communications environments. Focusing on the electronic literature community in
Europe, as a model of networked creativity and innovation in practice, ELMCIP studies the formation and interactions of that community and seeks to further electronic literature research and practice in Europe. The project partners are The University of Bergen, Edinburgh College of Art, Blekinge Institute of Technology, The University of Amsterdam, The University of Ljubljana, The University of Jyväskylä,, University College Falmouth and New Media Scotland.
Abstracts of papers should be of no more than
500 words and/or two pages of A4 in PDF format. A biographical statement of no
more than 250 words should be included (additional to the abstract word count).
Abstracts must be sent as a single PDF file and not exceed 4 megabytes in size. They should include clear indication of technical and resource requirements as well as duration and space requirements (if applicable). Submissions will only be accepted electronically and to the email address below.
Abstracts submission
Deadline: December 30, 2011
Notification of selection February 29, 2012
Full papers deadline May 31, 2012
Conference dates: 01-03 November 2012,
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Submissions to: artworks@elmcip.net
http://www.elmcip.net/conference
Co-Chairs: Simon Biggs and Jerome Fletcher.
ELMCIP Project Leader: Scott Rettberg
Peer review committee:
Jan Beatens, University of Leuven: Giselle Beiguelman, University of Sao Paulo: Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art: Serge Bouchardon, University of Technology of Compiegne: Friedrich Block, Stiftung Brückner-Kühner, Kassel: Laura Borràs Castanyer, University of
Barcelona: Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland: Yra Van Dijk, University of Amsterdam: Maria Engberg, Blekinge Institute of
Technology: Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth: Raine Koskimaa, University of Jyväskylä: James Leach, University of Aberdeen: Talan Memmott, Blekinge Institute of Technology: Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen: Margriet Schavemaker, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Janez Strehovec, University of Ljubljana: Joseph Tabbi, University of Illinois at Chicago: Penny Travlou, Edinburgh College of Art: Jill Walker-Rettberg, University of Bergen.
CONTACT
Email: artworks@elmcip.net
Tel.: +44 (0)131 2216084
Mail: ELMCIP 2012 Chair (att: Professor Simon Biggs)
Research Zone, Edinburgh College of Art,
University of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF, UK
Supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European
Community FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.


EVENT

MSc in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice


Dates:
Tue May 31, 2011 00:00 - Wed Dec 15, 2010

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The MSc by Research in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice is a unique programme of study that responds to emerging practices that work across diverse disciplines in the creative arts, humanities and physical and social sciences.
The programme is predicated on the understanding that the convergent nature of Information and Communication Technologies has facilitated the adoption of methods from across disciplines but recognises that practitioners often require a deeper appreciation and experience of such methods to assure their ability to undertake such practice.
The programme also recognises that potential students may have completed their initial studies in an academic domain and seek to situate that subject knowledge within creative practice. Based in a lively studio environment, drawing on resources within the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (eca), the programme introduces students to a wide range of disciplines and associated methods within a critical framework that encourages reflective experimentation.
Students are encouraged to work autonomously and collaboratively and are offered the opportunity to study with others in subject specialisms from across the rich and diverse courses offered by the University and eca. This provision is negotiated with the prospective student from the outset to ensure an appropriate fit and the viability of the overall programme of the student's study.
Core faculty undertake research and practice in the digital arts, film, philosophy, architecture and related subjects. Associate faculty work in genomics, law, urbanism, geography, ethnography, performing arts, music and informatics.


EVENT

3rd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling


Dates:
Fri May 28, 2010 00:00 - Fri May 28, 2010

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 3rd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling invites submissions for its digital text performance programme.

Language in Digital Performance
Inspace: nobody can hear you scream ...

Performances: 31 October, 2010, Inspace, University of Edinburgh, UK
Conference: 01-03 November 2010, The Hub, Edinburgh, UK
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/icids2010

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2010
Submissions to: icids2010-perf@macs.hw.ac.uk

The 3rd International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, in conjunction with New Media Scotland, welcomes proposals for performance and short duration installation art works that employ digital text and interactivity as their primary artistic components. Submitted works should engage computational techniques as essential in their ontology. This includes works that employ generative, interactive, networked and/or hypermedia techniques. It does not include works which could exist without the computer being involved in their production and diffusion.

The performance event will be held on Halloween. The proposals may wish to engage the spirit of this festival.

Submissions should include a 300 word abstract describing the conceptual, artistic and technical details of the proposed work and a separate biographical statement (no more than 300 words). The technical description should include clear indication of technical and other resource requirements, duration and space requirements. Where possible the conference will seek to ensure that the necessary equipment and resources will be available for accepted works, although this will depend on the requirements of each individual project. Documentation of the proposed work, either of prior instances of its presentation or simulations, are required. This can consist of a web page containing the material, with the URL address indicated in the abstract, or a DVD or CD appended to the proposal. The submission must be made at the full cost of the proposer. Any proposal that incurs cost for the conference will be rejected. Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the conference programme committee. Accepted proposals will, after notification, be negotiated with the proposer(s) to assure their optimal presentation and the fit of each work in the overall programme of the evening performance event. Along with a peer reviewed selection of works a small number of key practitioners in the field will be invited to present their work as keynote works.

*** COMMITTEES ***

Co-Chairs: Ruth Aylett, Paolo Petta, Mark Riedl

Organisation Committee Chair: Sandy Louchart

Workshop and Tutorials Chair: Meyii Lim 

Sponsors Chair: Lynne Hall

Language in Digital Performance programme committee
Ruth Aylett, Herriot Watt University
Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland
Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth
Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen
Paul Sermon, University of Salford
Mark Wright, University of Edinburgh

Conference Programme Committee

Arinbjarnar, Maria - University of York, UK
Bae, Byung-Chull - Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea
Biggs, Simon - Edinburgh College of Art, UK
Boa-Ventura, Ana - University of Texas, Austin, USA
Bushoff, Brunhild - Sagasnet, Munich, Germany
Cavazza, Marc - University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK
Champagnat, Ronan - L3i - Universite de La Rochelle, UK
Correia, Nuno - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Crawford, Chris - Storytron.com, USA
Daniels, Mark - New Media Scotland, UK
Donikian, Stéphane - IRISA / INRIA, Rennes, France
Fencott, Clive - University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Göbel, Stefan - Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Grimm, Paul - FH Erfurt, Germany
Hitchens, Michael - Macquarie University, Australia
Iurgel, Ido - CCG Centro de Computação Gráfica, Portugal
Jantke, Klaus P. - Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau, Germany
Kudenko, Daniel - University of York, UK
Lindley, Craig - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Magerko, Brian - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Marsella, Stacy - University of Southern California, USA
Müller, Wolfgang - University of Education, Weingarten, Germany
Nack, Frank - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nakasone, Arturo - National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Nitsche, Michael - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Pan, Zhigeng - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Pelachaud, Catherine - CNRS Telecom ParisTech, France
Prada, Rui - Instituto Superior Técnico and INESC-ID, Lisboa, Portugal
Rank, Stefan - OFAI (Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence), Austria
Rety, Jean-Hugues - University Paris 8, France
Roberts, David - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Roussou, Maria - makebelieve design & consulting, Greece
Ryan, Marie-Laure - Independent Scholar, USA
Schneider, Oliver - IGDV, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
Seif El-Nasr, Magy - Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada
Sermon, Paul - University of Salford, UK
Spierling, Ulrike - University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt, Germany
Su, Wen-Poh - Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
Sumi, Kaoru - National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Japan
Swanson, Reid - University of Southern California, USA
Szilas, Nicolas - TECFA, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Tychsen, Anders - Dragon Consulting, Denmark
Wages, Richard - Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Walsh, Richard - University of York, UK
Wright, Mark - University of Edinburgh, UK
Yannakakis, Giorgios - IT Universtiy of Copenhagen, Denmark
Yun-Gyung, Cheong - Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea
Zagalo Nelson - University of Minho, Portugal

*** CONTACT ***

Email:
icids2010@macs.hw.ac.uk
Tel.:
+44 (0)131 451 4189
Fax:
+44 (0)131 451 3327
Mail
ICIDS 2010 Organisation
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University,
Riccarton EH14 4AS,
Scotland (UK)