‘The Postdigital, Contributive Economy, Contemporary Practice’
@ IMMA with TCD/ATRL and DIT/GradCAM 19th December 2016
The perception of a postdigital condition suggests that contemporary politics, economics and art are constructed within the framing mechanisms of the digital. A postdigital culture does not encounter the digital anew but rather conceives subjectivity organised within a system of indistinction that exists between the material and the digital. This one-day symposium will focus on the relationships between new forms of political economy and artistic practice as they appear within contemporary digital arts. The symposium will bring together contemporary Irish digital artist John Gerrard and researchers from the School of Creative Arts, TCD Prof. Matthew Causey, GradCAM/DIT, Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick and Dr. Conor McGarrigle, NUI Maynooth Dr. Aphra Kerr and ATRL, Dr. Néill O’Dwyer. The symposium will be organised against the provocative backdrop of John Gerrard’s recent transdisciplinary work in digital live simulation exemplified by projects such as Flag (Thames) 2016 and Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014.
The event is free but places are linited Please book here Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-postdigital-contributive-economy-in-contemporary-art-tickets-29707637343.
The symposium will address the relationships between digital technology and the arts, with a sharp focus on contemporary sociopolitical issues brought to bear by the event of the digital. The aim of the discussions is to elicit an open, transinstitutional conversation – across academia and the artworld – that attempts to elicit the positive and negative aspects of the postdigital condition, not simply interpreted as an aesthetic concern, but rather as a nuanced and complex ethical and political position.