Digital Light: Technique, Technology, Creation

Free symposium, 18–19 March 2011, Melbourne

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This interdisciplinary symposium invites leading international and Australian figures working with digital light-based technologies to consider the capacities and limitations of contemporary digital processes. How do contemporary digital media imitate, advance or retreat from the achievements of older techniques and devices? Why do accidental artefacts of specific media become desirable outcomes in others? What role do artists and artisans play in redefining technologies through technique? Artists, curators and technologists will explore these questions from diverse angles, each exploring the techniques and technologies used in depicting, recording and projecting digital light.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Geoffrey Batchen (Art Historian, NZ)
  • Victor Burgin (Artist, UK)
  • Steve Dietz (Curator, US)
  • Jon Ippolito (Artist/Curator, US)
  • Stephen Jones (Artist/Historian, AUST)
  • Alex Monteith (Artist, NZ)
  • Christiane Paul (Curator, US)
  • Jeffrey Shaw (Artist, HK)
  • Alvy Ray Smith (Computer graphics pioneer, US)
  • Van Sowerwine (Artist, AUST)
  • Lynette Wallworth (Artist, AUST)

Date: Friday 18 March (2–7pm) & Saturday 19 March (10–6pm)

Venue: Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

No bookings necessary. Visit for more detail.

Flyer as pdf – Digital Light