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WAVES: Crosscurrents of Art, Technology and Environments

von Jungenfeld, Rocio, Conradi, Ina (2020) WAVES: Crosscurrents of Art, Technology and Environments. In: AMPS Conference "Connections: exploring heritage, architecture, cities, art media", 29-30 Jun 2020, Canterbury, UK. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81887)

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Abstract

Digital displays and projections are spreading across our cities in an almost dystopian manner (Stephenson, Snow Crash 1992). They are found in airports, shop windows, building façades, bus stops, train stations. Where movement of people is constant and density high, these technologies entice us to purchase things we do not really need or probably want. The costs associated with installing, running and maintaining these technologies are high, so they are mainly used as marketing platforms. But, could they be used for creative endeavours and in pedagogical contexts? Higher education institutions can provide access to these technologies by setting up their own displays and projection systems on campus, and using them as learning platforms that would

otherwise be inaccessible to students. This democratises students’ access to the technologies used by media and advertising industries while at the same time serving as a platform to display student-generated content in public. In this paper we discuss the international collaboration between the University of Kent (UoK) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. The collaboration involves working with students – who are the future “actants” (Latour, 2005) of creative industries – to produce media artworks that are suitable for two venues: Media Art Nexus (NTUSingapore) and Gulbenkian Media Façade (UoK). Over the past 3 years, students have addressed a variety of briefs, ranging from environmental to cultural issues (e.g. travelling across continents, impact of pollution and digital technology on the environment). The benefits for students outweigh the challenges of collaborating across curricular structures and time-zones (e.g. teleconferencing, exhibition dates). Students have the opportunity of producing media artworks that are displayed in two venues concurrently during the international WAVES exhibition. Student’s profiles and artworks are included in a studentdesigned website, contributing to their online presence and professional development.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: digital displays, media architecture, projection mapping, public space, learning media, ambient, media environments
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Rocio von Jungenfeld
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2020 12:13 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 11:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81887 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
von Jungenfeld, Rocio: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2154-8054
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