Research Pavilion: The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 21:00 to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 20:00
Sala del Camino, Venice
Research Pavilion

The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology will present a 2-day program of seminars, panel discussions, interventions and performances in line with the overall thematic of The Utopia of Access. The focus of the program will be twofold: firstly, to revisit questions of digital aesthetics in the wake of the development of computational analytics and cognitive computing, and secondly, to raise questions of new political economy through the development of new forms of economy, namely, the contributive economy.


September 29th: 21:00

Opening Reception. Welcoming address by Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, Dean of GradCAM.

Day 1 September 30th.

Heterotopias of Access 10:00-11:00

Seminar: The immaterial labor of data and the necessity of Critique 11.30- 13:00

Lunch 13:00 – 14:30

Seminar: Digital Aesthetics 14:30-15:30

The Aesthetics Group 15:30 – 16:30 (Jeanette Doyle, Cathy O'Carroll, Mick O'Hara, Connell Vaughan): This presentation will be accompanied by Michael Bell-Smith's 'Birds Over the White House' specially re-purposed for the Research Pavilion 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production, New York.

Digital Studies Seminar with Prof Bernard Stiegler 18:00 – 20:00

Day 2 October 1st 

The Contributive Economy in the Utopia of Access (which will encompass interventions, performances, seminars and discussion. Moderator to TBA.

To include:
‘Me and My Shadow’ The Quantification of the Self, 10.00-11.30
‘Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee’, The Quantification of Language 11.30 to 13.00 (Prof John Kelleher). 
A place for Kantian Critique: Discussing the Dis(U)topia of Access 14.30 to 16.30 

Followed by:
The Enquiry (Jeanette Doyle, Jennie Guy, Emer Lynch, Deborah Madden): Screenings and live performances 17:00 - 18:00 

Closing Address: 18:30- 20:00

This programme will be accompanied by 'Cf' a project by Jeanette Doyle and other works which reflect on the digital (TBC) for the Research Pavilion 2017. 

Organised by GradCAM, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Event details are subject to change. See also Facebook event.


This event is part of the Research Pavilion’s Camino Events series, a cross-artistic program which consists of screenings, concerts, seminars, artist talks, performances and interventions from over 100 artists and artistic-researchers from art universities of Northern Europe.

The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.

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