[dance-tech] Next Thursday Club: 19 Feb. with G. Artopoulos & E. Condorcet

  • From: "Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x]" <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, WRITING-AND-THE-DIGITAL-LIFE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 11:56:01 +0000



Programmed and Organised by the Goldsmiths Digital Studios.
Supported by the Goldsmiths Graduate School and the Department of Computing.
Giorgos Artopoulos & Eduardo Condorcet: The House of Affects/

Correlating Digitally Distributed Narrative to Adaptable Spaces. /*
*Date: *19 February 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00*

The House of Affects project is an interactive audiovisual environment
aiming to use several video projections in a dark room. The concept was
developed with a consideration for cinematic narrative space and allows
the user to navigate a virtual space constructed by film. What is under
analysis here is the traditions of thought, both in terms of space and
drama, that might help us to understand better the processes at hand in
the conception of spatial narrative and henceforth guide and inspire
new forms of moulding game, story and individuals in space.

The choice of projecting film onto real spaces engages that synergy
which emerges between the virtual and the real. Users are able to
navigate between several of the places presented by the story, and to
search for narrative content which is in turn triggered by users'
movements. Giorgos and Eduardo use Stanislavskian operative categories
of "given action", "objectives" and "dramatic units" as a frame of
building narrative blocks of game that bring narrative and dramatic
(and hence emotional) added value to the process of immersion. By
merging physical and virtual space, narrative and game, they aim at
partially resolving the divorce between narrative and ludology. In this
sense game-play becomes indeed a merging of personal and affective
experience within a spatial narrative.

GIORGOS ARTOPOULOS (Architectural Design) is an architect and holds a
MPhil degree in 'Architecture and the Moving Image' (Cantab, 2004). He
is currently a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in the Department
of Architecture, University of Cambridge (2005-) with a Doctoral Award
from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK. He received the Best
International Short Film award in 'Mestre Film Festival', Venice and
his films were presented in the 11th and 12th 'Biennale of Young
Creators of Europe', in the '63rd Venice Film Festival, La Biennale di
Venezia', Venice and in many International Film Festivals and art

EDUARDO CONDORCET (Producer, Interactive Content Developer, Video
Director) worked with Lisbon-based group, Comuna as actor and musician.
In 1995 he graduated in Cinema from the New University of Lisbon; he
holds an MA from the Northern Film School, Leeds, UK. Eduardo has
worked as film, theatre and multimedia producer, writer and director,
also teaching at the Portuguese National Theatre and Film School, the
School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University and the
International Film and Television School, Cuba. Eduardo is a PhD
Researcher at the Digital Studio, Department of Architecture,
University of Cambridge.


*1. Special Lecture

Manthos Santorineos **
21st Century: End of Illusion, Birth of the Fake Image, and the Replacement of 
Light with Memory

Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

If the 20th century, due to the great discoveries of photography, film and 
television, is characterised as 'the century of the image', then the 21st 
century --the century of computers, the internet and mobile phones- will be 
characterised as 'the century of text'.

*2. Arthur Elsenaar: Fundamentals of the Computer-controlled Human Face as a 
Medium for Kinetic Art.*
5 March 2000*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Controlling the human face by a computer instead of the brain can make the face perform in unexpected and often surprising ways.

*3. Derek Holzer: TONEWHEELS: Experiments in Opto-Electronic Synthesis and 
Graphical Sound [TBC]
*19 March 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music instruments such as the Variophone [Evgeny Scholpo (USSR) 1930], the Welte Light-Tone Organ [Edwin Emil Welte (DE) 1936], the ANS Synthesizer [Evgeny Murzin (USSR) 1958], and the Oramics system [Daphne Oram (UK) 1959].

*4. Rachel Armstrong: Bio Feminism: Move Over Darwin
   Respondent: Joanna Zylinska

26 March 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Bio Feminist science promotes the treacherous biology of the cyborg challenging 
notions of aliveness, performing every transgressive act possible within 
autopoietic systems at a molecular level and redefining our view of evolution.

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Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art and Computational Technologies Goldsmiths Digital Studios skype: mariax_gr www.cybertheater.org

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