12.0545 Beyond Art? Debate at Oxford!

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 18:49:47 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 545.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 18:51:53 +0100
From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Beyond Art? 21 April 1999

Beyond Art? Digital Culture in the Twenty-first Century

Wednesday 21 April 1999, The Oxford Union Debating Chamber


Organised by: Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford

Are computers ruining or reinventing the arts? How have digital
technologies changed the creativity of the artist, the writer, the
film-maker, the musician? What about the experiences of the viewer, the
reader, the critic, the librarian?

The 'Beyond Art?' Colloquium will look afresh at digital culture, and
discuss its place in the future of the arts. Set in the historical
Debating Chamber, distinguished speakers will present their views and
debate the future shape of our culture's landscape.

Topics and Speakers:


John Burnside
Currently the Poetry Society's Virtual Poet-In-Residence, John
used to work in the computer industry and has published six volumes of
poetry, a novel, and has won the Faber Prize.

Peter Howard
Peter is both a telecommunications systems design consultant and a
published poet with a long history of work on and with the Internet.

Art & The Future:

Sean Cubitt
Lecturer in Screen Studies at Liverpool John Moore's University and author
of the recent 'Digital Aesthetics'.

Roy Ascott
Roy has a long history of practice as an artist working with digital
and telematic media and is currently Director of the Centre for Advanced
Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales, Newport

Digital Museums & Archives:

Jane Carmichael
Jane is keeper of Archives at the Imperial War Museum

Dan Greenstein
Dan is director of the Arts and Humanities Data Service


Nigel Morgan
Nigel is a composer and a lecturer in the School of Music at Bretton Hall

Style & Design:

Peter York
Peter York, in his roles as author, journalist (with The Independent on
Sunday) and broadcaster is best-known as a commentator on the textures of
contemporary popular culture.

Robin Baker
Robin Baker is Director of Ravensbourne College of Design and
Communication and author of 'Designing the Future'.

Broadcasting & the Future:

Peter Gibbins
Peter is Executive Director of the Digital Virtual Centre of Excellence
for Digital Broadcasting and Multimedia Technology at the Magadalen Centre
in Oxford.

Theatre & Performance:

Barry Smith
Lecturer in Theatre and founder of the Live Art Archive, Barry has
recently been awarded funding to undertake a major collection
and analysis of digital performance events.

For more information, including online registration, go to

Standard rate: 40.00 pounds
Students / unwaged: 5.00 pounds

Tel. +44 (0)1865 273221
Fax. +44 (0)1865 273275

Email: hcdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk

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