Digital ways of knowing: an art science interface, June 19th, Creativity Zone (Pevensey 3C7)
…an event of the Centre for Material Digital Culture, supported by ACCA, the Digital and Social Media and the Environment and Health research themes.
- If the digital is the language of our time – how does this shape the conditions of contemporary perception, knowledge, creativity and expertise in different disciplines or fields? How do digital ways of knowing help and hinder us in our different areas and are there connecting/dividing questions?
Some areas seem to lend themselves to more collective questions – for example – art science, medical humanities, science and justice and these might be prospective themes to programme around.
This event aims to open up a space to discuss the use of digital systems, instruments and paradigms as they are used to know and understand the world across the arts and sciences and to map the range of questions and debates in these areas. It aims to work on establishing some shared questions and differences.
13:00 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Intro and overview
13:45 – 14:30 Panel 1 Images, Benedict Burbridge, Daniel Osorio, Paul Tofts
14:30 – 15:15 Panel 2 Information, Jackie Cassell, Francis Pearl, Kate O’Riordan
15:15 – 15:45 break
15:45 – 16:30 Panel 3 Expertise, Jane Harvell, Aristea Fotopoulou, Caroline Bassett
16:30 – 17:15 Panel 4 Conditions of Collaboration, Mick Feltham, Seb Franklin, Sally Jane Norman
17:15 – 17:45 Plenary round up and action points – with food and drinks into -
17:45 – 18:30 – social end
Each participant is asked to engage with the framing question from their own perspective – and in relation to their own research:
How do digital systems, technologies or languages shape your discipline or research area? What are the advantages and opportunities offered by this and what are the difficulties, in relation to your research or disciplinary area? These shapings, opportunities and problems might be conceptual and/or practical.
The purpose of asking this question is to identify common problems, questions or interests and to ask if these offer openings across disciplines? Are there divisions, exclusions and differences across the area of the digital (however you understand this)?
More specific questions:
What connections would you like to see that might help with building knowledge in relation to the digital? For example technical expertise, or conceptual platforms, training, external speakers, themed events , working groups, research programmes, research bids?
What impediments or divisions do you see at Sussex – or in the broader world – that hinder productive work in relation to questions about the digital?
- Art – Science – Engineering Workshop, 15th June 10-12am (doctoralschool.wordpress.com)