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(re)Actor3: The Third International Conference on Digital Live Art

Wed Sep 03, 2008 00:00 - Tue Aug 19, 2008

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

(re)Actor3: The Third International Conference on Digital Live Art

"This is LIVErpool"

Holiday Inn & Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
Liverpool City Centre, UK
September 3rd, 2008

Sponsored by BigDog Interactive, Centre for Digital Music, Dreamtime Film, Liverpool John Moores University, Routledge

Jointly organized by
BigDog Interactive Ltd. & HCI 2008

Digital Live Art is the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Live Art and Computing. (re)Actor3: The Third International Conference on Digital Live Art seeks to bring together practitioners and academics from the varying worlds of Performance, Computing and HCI for a lively debate and after-party event which will explore this emerging field. This year, (re)Actor3 is co-locating with one of Europe’s largest and longest running HCI conferences - HCI 2008 which is being held in Liverpool UK - host of Europe’s 2008 Capital City of Culture events. HCI 2008 is the premier annual conference on human-computer interaction in Europe attracting hundreds of delegates from dozens of countries - this is where you have to be if you want to mingle with leaders in usabilty, user experience, interaction design, the web, wearables, mobile computing… anything where people act with computers.

Martyn Ware (Illustrious Company). Martyn is the founder member of both The Human League and Heaven 17, and one of the leading figures in electronic music. As record producer and artist has featured on recordings totaling over 50 million sales worldwide during a 27 year career to date, working with Tina Turner, Terence Trent D’Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond and Mavis Staples. Martyn founded Illustrious Co. Ltd. with Vince Clarke in 2001 to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique ‘Heightened Reality’ three-dimensional sound technology and bespoke musical composition in collaboration with fine artists, the performing arts and corporate clients around the world who include The Science Museum, London, The Royal Ballet, and collaborations with the artists Cathy De Monchaux, Tim Head, Gary Stevens, David Bickerstaff and Philip Tsiaras (at the 2003 Venice Biennale).

As before, this year we include both a daytime and evening event. The daytime event will take place at the Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre (next to Lime Street Station), on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008. The day will consist of keynote presentations, formal papers, interactive installations and demonstrations.

The daytime event will be followed by “This is LIVErpool”. Specially commissioned installations, live performances and DJ Jazzbo will be followed by featured artists from the enthralling Future of Sound. The Sancho Plan’s performance explores real-time interaction between music and video and its potential for narrative and storytelling. Neurofeedback artist Luciana Haill has over 15 years experience recording raw brainwaves (EEG) utilising medical biofeedback technology to make music. Tilly Automatic investigates the issues of interactive performance and instrumental development focusing on the piano and live electronics. The event takes place at Liverpool’s Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC) boasting 170,000 square feet within a Grade II listed converted warehouse. CUC aims to reflect the themes of contemporary life in the urban environment, particularly from the point of view of marginalised and excluded communities.

A full list of commissioned performances, installations, demonstrations and papers is available on our website:
Papers will be published in the conference proceedings, included on our website, and made available through the distinguished ACM Digital Library and the British Computer Society’s eWiC digital library.

Registration and ticket information is available on our website Online registration for daytime activities closes August 22, 2008.

Tickets for ‘This is LIVErpool” available online at

(re)Actor DIRECTOR
Jennifer G. Sheridan, BigDog Interactive Ltd.

Nick Bryan-Kinns, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London
Tom Lloyd, Dreamtime Film

David England, Liverpool John Moores

Liverpool John Moores University

Maribeth Back, FX PAL California, USA
Christopher Baugh, University of Leeds
Steve Benford, University of Nottingham
Joanna Berzowska, Concordia University
Susan Broadhurst, Brunel University
Nick Bryan-Kinns, C4DM, Queen Mary, University of London
Linda Candy, University of Technology, Sydney
David Collins, Doncaster College
Beatriz da Costa, University of California
Steve Dixon, Brunel University
Jon Dovey, Bristol University
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, University of Sussex
Gabriella Giannachi, University of Exeter
Eva Hornecker, The Open University
Boriana Koleva, University of Nottingham
Charles Kriel, London Metropolitan University
Sally Jane Norman, Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Angela Piccini, Bristol University
Mark Plumbley, C4DM, Queen Mary University of London
Sara Price, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education
Marta Ruperez, FACT
Mark Sandler, C4DM, Queen Mary University of London
Atau Tanaka, Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Martyn Ware, Illustrious Company

BigDog Interactive

Liverpool John Moores University