The Stuff of Life – Embracing the Everyday Through Art with Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen

On Tuesday 17th April 2012 we hosted this talk from local artists from the University of Dundee.

Professor Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen’s diverse and creative practice is a site for production, social engagement, participation and reflection. They focus on key issues that affect our daily lives and will talk about projects such as:

WAR as Ever! that combined a unique set 16th century collection of prints about a 400 year old war and news coverage of the Iraq war,!.html

The Poem Pedlar, a specially developed character based on the historical figure of a street vendor engaging a range of publics through visual responses to poems for StAnza 2012, Scotland’s poetry festival hosted in St. Andrews.

How Online Audiences Influence Digital Design – 7th February 2012

We’re back with our first talk in 2012 from Gregor White, from the University of Abertay. Gregor is the Director of Academic Enterprise at their Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games.

This short talk will identify and discuss a number of examples of digital media productions that have harnessed the online audience to contribute to the co-creation, performance or dissemination of the work, such as Life in a Day, a documentary produced by Ridley Scott which was made from over 1000 user submitted videos.

Gregor will also explore the potential of collaborative creativity and the contribution of online communities including social phenomena in virtual worlds and social games.

Join us at the McManus Cafe for this free event that will last approximately one hour. Not ticketed.

Everyone welcome.

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The McManus remains open all day up to the start of this event.

Tasty hot snacks, hot and cold drinks, wine and beer are all available from the Cafe before the talk starts.