Free

Inter/sections Symposium

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Art Pavilion Mile End Park

Clinton Road

London

E3 4QY

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Inter/sections is a week-long, annual event organised by the students in the Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen Mary University of London. Inter/sections 2017 is taking place from 3-8 September, at the Mile End Art Pavilion in East London.

This year’s theme is Politics and Ethics in Media and Arts Technology. We will explore this theme through a week-long programme of workshops, talks, events, and an exhibition featuring new commissions by Will Hurt and Yosuke Ushigome alongside interactive artworks.

Inter/sections culminates in a Symposium on Friday 8 September. This is a day-long event for discussion and exchange between academia, industry and activists. Featuring keynote speakers who are experts in emerging trends in science and media, lightning talks, a workshop from the The Culture Capital Exchange (Technology, Ethics and the Arts Now) and a panel talk on Work Ethics in the Age of Automation, the Inter/sections Symposium creates a space to debate new ethical frameworks for emerging technologies.

Attendance is free, but booking is essential as lunch and a reception will be provided.

Symposium Keynote Speakers

Dr Stephen Minger, expert in stem cell technology. Stephen is actively involved with the UK Department of Health and with the Minister for Public Health in the consultation with both Houses of Parliament that led to the passage of the Human Embryo Bill of 2009 and the inclusion of new forms of animal-human embryos within primary legislation.

Dr Dan McQuillan, lecturer in Creative & Social Computing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Before becoming an academic, Dan was Director of E-communications for Amnesty International, Head of Digital for Make Your Mark, and Head of Digital for Media for Development. Dan is the co-founder of Social Innovation Camp and the science & technical lead for the citizen science project Science for Change Kosovo.

Workshop: Technology, Ethics and the Arts Now (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

As part of this year’s Inter/sections, TCCE is hosting a workshop that sets out to unpick some timely and also challenging and complex questions around how the arts are using digital technologies now and the wider political, social, ethical and indeed economic contexts in which such uses and relationships are unfolding.

The workshop will create a space for artists, cultural producers and others working in cultural institutions to come together with researchers and research influencers to engage in dialogue, and peer-to-peer sharing, networking and learning. The workshop will be largely guided and directed by participants interests and experience with the following as a set of potential or framing questions or areas for discussion:

-Creativity, automation and the arts
-Art, technology and mobility
-Immersion: its promises and troubles
-Data Anxiety and technology
-Technology and the communal experience

The workshop is run by TCCE's Co-Director Evelyn Wilson with provocations from Prof.John Sloboda (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and Ruth Catlow (Co-Director, Furtherfield)

Evelyn Wilson is Co-Director of The Culture Capital Exchange (www.tcce.co.uk) and specialises in developing and curating both large and small-scale initiatives and activities that bring together researchers with cultural/creative sector practitioners around areas of common concern. She has a long history of working in the media and digital media arts.

Panel: Work Ethics in the Age of Automation (5:30pm - 6:30pm, followed by a reception)

Automation is seen as the most important development in labour since the Industrial Revolution with futurologists predicting selsmic shifts in the jobs market, but where does this leave the technology sector? This panel discussion will look at the changing nature of the sector, different models of working, and how this impacts on the individual.

The panel is chaired by Jacqueline de Rojas (president of techUK), who will be joined by Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov (human-robot/computer interaction) and Luke Dormehl (technology journalist)

Please visit intersections.io for the details of our exhibition and workshops.

Inter/sections is supported by the EPSRC+AHRC Media and Arts Technology CDT, Queen Mary University of London, and the EPSRC Digital Economy Network

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Art Pavilion Mile End Park

Clinton Road

London

E3 4QY

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved