Digital Arts Debate

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Digital Arts Debate - unseen hands and how things flow

Digital Arts Debate 'unseen hands and how things flow' 17th Nov 2016 1.30-4.30pm City Art Centre Presentations by James Clegg, Stefan Bilbao, Owen Green and Beverley Hood (presentation about Eidolon, creative research project). The Digital Arts Debate was a one day event organised by Edinburgh College of Art, and hosted by the City Art Centre, Edinburgh to discuss how the arts themselves become used as tools push agendas forwards, how the invisible hand of the economy, political and architectural structures work to make art exist and operate in a certain way. Arts that squeezes itself in-between the gaps left be the superstructure or how the superstructure absorbs practices into itself etc. etc. are perhaps quite interesting. We’re interested in how effective the word digital is in enabling artistic research, expression, investigation, or how it may hinder it. Where and how does money flow around systems, into and out of buildings, how is data linked to revenue and even to the justifications for building new spaces, creating new things. How to be responsible, how to be imaginative. Attendees included Creative Scotland, Informatics, LLC, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh City Council, Edinburgh Art Festival, Dancebase, New Media Scotland, PhD and students.
Period17 Nov 2016
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburghShow on map