Leapfrog

Final Year PhD students and Early Career Researchers

The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across the Arts and Humanities to participate in a Summer School from the 5th – 7th July 2016 at The Institute of Design Innovation’s Highland Studio in Forres – a beautiful town in the North of Scotland.

Leapfrog is a 3 year research project funded by the AHRC as part of their Connected Communities programme. Led by ImaginationLancaster, in partnership with the Institute of Design Innovation at the Glasgow School of Art, Leapfrog is a close collaboration with public sector and communities partners in Lancashire and the Highlands and Islands to explore how we can design and evaluate more effective, inclusive and creative tools to engage with communities.

For more information on Leapfrog please see: http://leapfrog.tools

The Unspeakable Freedom of Device

Screenings and Talks

2 March 2016, 6pm-8pm, at Chelsea College of Arts

An experimental narrative film set in a primitive-future world of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, characters in the film become entangled in a Thatcher cargo-cult where the difference between technology and magic has become incomprehensible. The screening will be followed by talks from Esther Leslie and Sally O’Reilly. Find out more…

 

http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2016/3/2/The-Unspeakable-Freedom-Device/?_ga=1.67271060.405767627.1452078560

Into the Fold

Exhibition
1 March – 15 April 2016 at Camberwell College of Arts.

Exhibition Private View on 17 March 2016, 5pm – 8pm, all welcome.

Exhibition continues until 15 April 2016.

A multi-disciplinary project comprising live events, an exhibition and publication by Camberwell Press. This ongoing project questions the ideology of the studio and gallery space, materialising in the form of an exhibition and publication through a temporary and spontaneous community of practice.

http://events.arts.ac.uk/eventpage?keyword=into%20the%20fold&pg=1

Research Fortnight

7 to 18 March 2016

“We know we all work in an exciting research environment but it is sometimes hard to find out what our colleagues are working on in different parts of the university. Research fortnight offers the chance to participate with, and learn from, each other and share research expertise across our subject areas”

Professor Oriana Baddeley, UAL Dean of Research.

Read all about what is taking place during Research Fortnight. https://myintranet.arts.ac.uk/staffonly/research/research-fortnight-2016/

If the Internet of Thins is the Future, what is design doing?

When Monday 14th of March 14.00 – 16.00pm
Where Futuro House
What A roundtable discussion about the future of the Internet of Things and interaction design broadly taking inspiration from the following material.

1. (in press) Marenko, B. and Van Allen, P. (2016) Animistic Design: How to Reimagine Digital Interaction between the Human and the Nonhuman. Digital Creativity. Special issue on Post-Anthropocentric Creativity. Stanislav Roudavski and Jon McCormack (eds.). London, Routledge
2.Meese, R., Ali, S., Thorne, E., Benford, S., Quinn, A., Mortier, R., Koleva, B., Pridmore, T. and Baurley, S. (2013). From codes to patterns: designing interactive decoration for tableware In: CHI ’13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 931-940
3.Steve Benford’s talk on Uncomfortable Interactions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNMJ0nzKe9k

Summary

The long awaited promise of the Internet of Things is still far from mainstream reality. Debates about smart devices seem highjacked by either technophilia (the machines will save us) or techno-dystopia (the machines will take over), by the banality of a fridge talking to a phone, or the anxiety about privacy and control. It seems clear that if the Internet of Things wants to grow it needs a robust design-led vision, able to stay clear of technodeterminism.

What is design’s role in shaping the new hybrid landscape of the physical and the digital? Can design lead in the search for a critical-practical framework that articulates the new relationships between the human and the nonhuman?

How Round table discussion

Who The event will bring together interested CSM staff across different Programmes, and special guests.

Special guests
Steve Benford Professor of Collaborative Computing in the Mixed Reality Laboratory. University of Nottingham.
Matt Webb Technologist ex-Berg
Organized by
Tony Quinn Course Leader BA Ceramic Design
Betti Marenko Research Leader PCID programme

RSVP b.marenko@csm.arts.ac.uk

Call for Papers – MIRAJ

                Issue 6.1/6.2

 

                50 Years of British Artists’ Moving Image

                Call for Papers | Deadline: 15 August 2016

           

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the London Filmmakers’ Cooperative (LFMC) and the fortieth anniversary of London Video Arts (now LUX), articles are invited that reflect upon the histories, contexts and legacies of artists’ film and video practices in Britain since 1966. Both organisations played a significant role in the development of the distinctive and diverse artists’ moving image culture experienced in the UK today. This double issue of MIRAJ marks these anniversaries in order to draw forth new scholarship and research in a vital field of study and practice. This issue will be guest edited by Benjamin Cook and Lucy Reynolds.

 

We invite articles that examine:

•         Ecologies of practice, distribution and production (including workshops, funding, the academy, distributors, collectives, co-operatives, galleries, festivals, the art market, television and the internet).

•         Spectatorship (spaces and patterns of reception from museums to micro-cinemas, from festival to home viewing and online).

•         International links, networks and perspectives (in particular encouraging dialogues concerning a non-Western axis).

•         Scholarship then and now (magazines, film journals, educational contexts).

We encourage articles that debate:

•         What was and what continues to be at stake in contemporary British artists’ moving image culture.

•         Interplay and tensions between moving image culture and contexts such as artists’ film production and film industry, experimental film and the art world.

•         The dialogues between earlier movements and contemporary practices.

•         Technological shifts and the significance of medium specificity in the digital age.

We welcome articles that explore:

•         Original theoretical and interdisciplinary methodologies for the historiography, analysis and discourses of post-war artists’ moving image practices in Britain.

•         Posit new research and perspectives on figures and contexts overlooked or under-represented.

•      Dissect and examine existing canonical representations of key figures and contexts.

 

 

Please submit completed manuscripts only. Send all contributions and proposals by e-mail in Word format to the Editorial Assistant: miraj@arts.ac.uk

We publish the following types of writing: scholarly articles (5000–8000 words); opinion pieces, feature articles and interviews (4000 words); review essays of books, individual works, exhibitions and events (4000 words). Scholarly articles will be blind peer-reviewed and feature articles and review essays can be peer-reviewed on request. All writings should propose a central idea or thesis argued through a discussion of the work under review.

 

Articles submitted to MIRAJ should be original and not under consideration     by any other publication, including online publications. We do not publish         articles by artists about their own work, nor reviews by curators or venues     about their own exhibitions.

 

All submissions should be in English and adhere to the Intellect Style Guide

(http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/page/index,name=journalstyleguide/)

 

 

Founding Editor: Catherine Elwes (CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London)

Guest Editors: Lucy Reynolds (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London) and Benjamin Cook (LUX, London)

Associate Editors: Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths, University of London), Eu Jin Chua (Unitec,New Zealand), Janine Marchessault (York University, Canada), Jonathan Walley (Denison University, USA), Maria Walsh (CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London), Rachel O. Moore (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Reviews Editor: Colin Perry (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London) 
The International Advisory Board includes:

Mark Bartlett; Pryle Behrman; Suzanne Buchan; Ian Christie; Stuart Comer; Maeve Connolly; David Curtis; T.J. Demos; Thomas Elsaesser; Catherine Fowler; Stan Frankland; Amrit Gangar; David E. James; Laura Mulvey; Mark Nash; Michele Pierson; Lucy Reynolds; Pratap Rughani; Catherine Russell; Tom Sherman; Lisa Steele.

 

 

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first peer-reviewed publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts. It is published twice a year in print by Intellect Books in collaboration with the University of the Arts London. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all forms of artists’ moving image and media artworks.

 

 

 

Lubaina Himid in conversation with Paul Goodwin

Dear friends and colleagues,

 

I’m writing to invite you to our upcoming Exhibition Histories talk, in which Lubaina Himid will discuss the 1985 exhibition ‘The Thin Black Line’ and related projects with Paul Goodwin.

 

The talk will take place this Thursday 3 March, 19:00-20:30 at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. We have a few complimentary tickets available so do just drop me an email if you can make it and would like to come along. Happy to add your name to the list.

 

With best wishes,

Louis Hartnoll

Louis Hartnoll <l.hartnoll@afterall.org>

Editorial Assistant

Afterall

Central Saint Martins

University of the Arts London

Granary Building

1 Granary Square

London

N1C 4AA

 

www.afterall.org

 

 

Art and Science

Workshop

 MA Art and Science Workshops

 Saturday 5 March, 9.30am – 5pm | around Central Saint Martins

 

MA Art and Science are offering a range of creative workshops for adults and young people  – come along and get hands on with slime mould problem solving, microbial image making, nebula bottling, water mapping, microscopy inspired glass sculpting and chemigram making.

Events this week include:

The Doctoral Platform at CSM offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

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