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DATA ACHE

10-13 September 2017

The 21st annual Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts (DRHA) conference

hosted by The Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth

We’re drowning (not waving) in a sea of data – with data, data everywhere, but not a drop of information.” (US National Security Agency Website)

This major international transdisciplinary conference explores the use and misuse of data in the digital arts and humanities: in particular, the material, practical and theoretical challenges imposed by data and the digital turn; and the tensions, difficulties and creative potentials that data provokes.

The conference will explore the bittersweet pain of the scholar in search of absent data, groaning under the weight of vast data-sets or grappling with and cleansing dirty data; the possibilities of networked communities, relationships and identities, mediated through data storage and transmission technologies; the manipulative power to process text and image; the seemingly unlimited opportunities for media and culture made accessible, and sharable, and malleable through its status as data.

We are now accepting proposals for papers, panels, workshops, screenings, performances, installations and roundtables on the theme of DATA ACHE. You can also propose artistic research for a group exhibition in a local gallery open to the public or a performance for our Immersive Vision Theatre.

The conference programme will be organised in 5 distinct strands: Digital arts, design and performance; Digital humanities; Creative and cultural industries; Digital libraries and archives; and Digital cities and urban commons.

As significantly, DATA ACHE will create a space for conversations and collaborations across disciplines. The conference will feature ‘long tables’, performances, a reception, and a conference meal at the National Marine Aquarium. There will also be a session on multi-media PhD theses, arising from a project hosted by the British Library and EThOS. A selection of papers will be developed into a transdisciplinary collection, edited by the organisers, following the conference.

Conference keynotes:

·         Oreet Ashery – interdisciplinary artist and Lecturer in Fine Art (Goldsmiths, University of London), showing and discussing her film work on death, disappearance and digital afterlives

·         Tim Davies – co-founder of Open Data Services Co-operative and affiliate of  Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, working to secure civic impacts from open data

·         Eduardo Reck Miranda – Professor of Computer Music (University of Plymouth) who composes with and for biosensors.

·         Jussi Parikka – Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton) whose most recent publications include Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (2nd edition) and Across and Beyond – a transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts and Institutions.

·         Jane Winters – Professor of Digital Humanities (School of Advanced Study, University of London) who has led a range of projects including Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities and Born Digital Big Data

Proposals must be emailed to [log in to unmask] by 31st March 2017.

Further information about the submission process and general information (including proposal forms, details of studio spaces, etc) can be found at: drha2017.com

 

Dr Duncan Williams
Research Fellow in Music with Artificial Intelligence

Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)
School of Humanities & Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts)
University of Plymouth
Hepworth House 003, Drake Circus
Plymouth, Devon
PL4 8AA, UK

t: +441752585139 (office)

w: www.duncanwilliams.info
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Dr Duncan Williams
Research Fellow in Music with Artificial Intelligence

Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)
School of Humanities & Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts)
University of Plymouth
Hepworth House 003, Drake Circus
Plymouth, Devon
PL4 8AA, UK

t: +441752585139 (office)

w: www.duncanwilliams.info
e: [log in to unmask]




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