Rethinking What Art Is (And Can Be) In A Digital Age – Tuesday 5th May 2015, 6pm

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Thomson & Craighead 2002

Mobile devices, computer networks and new ways of accessing information and people across space and time, has led to a revolution in art – one which some museums have been reluctant to acknowledge. Artists have long experimented with new tools, but ‘new media art’ has, over the last 30 years, embraced technologies such as the web, not just as a new tool, but a medium – a place to make and share art, often outside of the museum. Although museums are catching up with our new digital lives (remotely-controlled robots have been roaming the Tate Galleries at night!) artists are still forging ahead.

Curator Dr Sarah Cook from the University of Dundee, is co-author of Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media and has given invited presentations around the world on emerging art forms and curatorship. Sarah will lead this talk and discussion to explore some characteristics of recent art projects which might get you to rethink what art is now.

Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the McManus Café for a short talk followed by your chance to ask questions and discuss the topic.

Everyone is welcome. Free. Non-bookable. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm. This event is likely to last one hour.

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.