Digital Art Research Group

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Created: 2017-10-16 10:58
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: Digital Art Research Group

Digital technologies have shaped utopian and dystopian visions of global communication, financialisation, and surveillance, and have expanded our forms of perception. These developments have not only captured the imagination of artists, but also motivated them to become agents in the digitized world. Working across video and online platforms, digital artists have critically commented on themes such as privacy, civil liberties, cultural ownership, the economy and individual agency; at the same time, many have themselves become forerunners in the fields of science, technology, and activism. These practices have often had an impact outside the artistic sphere, cutting across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.

The focus of this research group is therefore to investigate the role that digital art can play in helping us to understand, critique, and shape the impact of digital technologies on contemporary society. What, if anything, makes the practices in question recognisably artistic? How are established aesthetic concepts challenged when, for example, the work of financial activists is exhibited at contemporary art biennales, or when human rights tribunals rely on digital image analysis provided by architects and filmmakers? This group’s interest in the relationship between digital art and the spheres of science, technology and aesthetics will allow us to deepen our understanding of these processes via situated case studies, and to do so within an interdisciplinary context. Each term will be organised around two invited talks and two reading sessions.
Website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/digital-art
 

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Digital Art - 10 October 2017 - ‘Art and Money Online’ in Retrospect

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Guest Lecture

Julian Stallabrass (Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Courtauld Institute of Art)

Julian Stallabrass is an art historian, photographer and curator...

Collection: Digital Art Research Group

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 16 Oct 2017


Digital Art - 21 November 2017 - The Artist Leaving the Googleplex

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Artist Talk

Andrew Norman Wilson (Artist)


Andrew Norman Wilson is an artist whose video and installation works address the financial and labour mechanisms of digital...

Collection: Digital Art Research Group

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 27 Nov 2017