Archive for August, 2009

Mika 'Lumi' Tuomola keynote speaker at ISEA2009

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Crucible Studio’s artistic director Mika Tuomola gives a keynote speach at ISEA2009, The 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, which is organized in Belfast on 23 23 August to 1 September, 2009. The presentation, held on 27 August 2009, is titled “Dialogue across Generations: Accidental Lovers and Alan Turing”.

ISEA2009 will be concerned with Engaged Creativity in Mobile Environments. The incessant change of physical and virtual environments under the influence of global capital and mass migration as well as the fluidity of personal and social relationships effected by digital information and communication technologies has come to determine the life experience for billions of people. These conditions radically and rapidly alter the ways we communicate, inter- and transact, how we make meaning of the world and how we conduct our lives along dramatically changing fault lines of the private and the public. Digital technologies as the fuel of global capital have not only effected dynamic and increasingly precarious labour relations. They underpin and challenge the negotiation of political and economic, social and cultural, religious and territorial conflicts and the re/organisation of society and its spaces alongside changing notions of democracy, citizenship and (self-) governance. ISEA2009 seeks to explore how creative strategies explore and engage with these fundamental issues. The University of Ulster will be hosting the ISEA2009 symposium in association with academic partners in the Republic of Ireland, national and international industry and business sponsors, and through partnership activities with a host of arts and cultural organisations across the region.

ISEA2009 23.8. – 1.9.2009, Belfast, Norther Ireland (UK)