Date: 11-12 October 2011
Duration: 2 days
Venue: The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland
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Software art is an active and growing genre of artistic development that has attracted significant interest from both the art world and cultural institutions. Software artworks have been commissioned and displayed in major museums across the globe, therefore emphasising on the need to curate, manage and preserve such material. Preservation of software-based art presents challenges in many fronts, including complex interdependencies between objects; time-based and interactive properties; and diversity in the technologies and practices used for development.
The two-day symposium on Software Art provided a forum for participants to discuss these challenges, review and debate the latest developments in the field, witness real-life case studies, and engage in networking activities. The symposium promoted discussion of the following key topics:
- Implications and advances in preserving software-based art
- Issues of ephemerality
- Significant properties for software-based art
- Connections with software preservation in general
- Software-based art as performance
The symposium was organised by the Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute (HATII) based at the University of Glasgow. For more information about HATII, visit the official website.
Venue and Dates
The symposium took place on 11-12 October 2011 at:
11 Mitchell Lane,
Glasgow, G1 3NU
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|Day 1 - 11th October|
|09:00-09:30||Registration and coffee|
|09:30-09:40||Welcome and opening remarks
Ann Gow (Director, HATII), POCOS Team
Policy, Research & Development Cultural and Sport, Glasgow Life, UK
Social and Economic Regenration in Glasgow: Past, Present and Future
Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, USA
Artworks as Variability Machines (see abstract)
|10:45-11:15||Coffee Break and Networking
|11:15-12:00||Vicky Isley and Paul Smith
boredomresearch / NCCA, Bournemouth University, UK
Best before… software artworks may be seen after this date; however their quality may be affected by improper storage (see abstract)
|13:00-13:15||Introduction to break-out sessions
|14:30-15:00||Coffee Break and Networking|
Break-out session (continued)
|16:00-16:45||Reporting from break-out sessions and discussion|
Summary of Day 1
|Day 2 - 12th October|
|09:00-09:15||Coffee and Networking|
|09:15-09:45||Michael Takeo Magruder
King's Visualisation Lab, King's College London, UK
Between code and space:
the challenges of preserving complex digital creativity in contemporary arts practice (see abstract)
|10:15-10:45||Coffee Break and Networking
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
On Digital Scotland and its influence on digital creativity (draft title, final tbc)
Subject (all groups):
Developing a Strategy for Preserving Software Art
|13:30-14:30||Break-out session (continued)|
|14:30-15:15||Reporting from break-out sessions and discussion|
|15:15-15:45||Coffee Break and Networking|
HATII, University of Glasgow, UK
Wrap-up and thank you
|17:00||End of Symposium|