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AlgoMech Arts Research Symposium at the Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement
:::: Sunday, November 13th, 9:30am @ Sheffield Hallam University ::::
The symposium takes place within the Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, and will be chaired by Thor Magnusson and Chris Kiefer from the University of Sussex, with a keynote speech from Godfried-Willem Raes.
The full programme for the AlgoMech Arts Research Symposium can now be found at: http://miptl.org/site/performance/arts-research-at-the-festival-of-algorithmic-and-mechanical-movement/
AlgoMech celebrates a resurgence of making in performance, where creative processes are made visible during a live event. Rather than presenting technology as seamless, we pick at the seams, exposing its innards as human-made and reconfigurable. We will also go beyond fashionable notions of technology to take the long view; bringing together mechanical, kinetic, electronic, and software arts, from periods spanning the stone age to present day, building a picture of the human maker as both digital and analogue, thinking and feeling, embodied yet reaching beyond what is bodily possible. The arts research symposium will focus on the latest developments in this field, drawing on both academic and artistic perspectives.
12-19 November 2016
The festival includes concerts, talks, hands-on workshops, and a club night in venues across Sheffield, celebrating making in performance and the performance of making.
AlgoMech festival brings together a diverse range of art forms and mixes them up to present a creative mosaic of machines, live coding, music, dancing and power tools. From clog dances that mimic industrial looms to techno music created with mechanisms built during the performance; cellos are turned into computers; textile patterns become musical compositions - this hand-crafted programme features performances and events that aim to challenge and inspire.
Full festival details here http://www.algomech.com