MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium 2024: Exploring the Intersection of Creative Practice and Intelligent Technologies

Join us for an enlightening two-day symposium at Ravensbourne University, London, delving into the dynamic relationship between creative practice research and emerging “intelligent” technologies. This event, in partnership with the MeCCSA Practice Network, promises to be a hub of innovative ideas and discussions.

Dates: June 20 & 21, 2024 

Location: Ravensbourne University, London and the Directorate for Innovation, Industry and Enterprise in the North Greenwich Design District.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tracey Harwood, De Montfort University

About the Symposium:

Dive into critical conversations about how AI, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, and other advanced technologies are reshaping creative practices. From virtual productions to the environmental impact of technology, this symposium covers a range of compelling topics. It’s an ideal platform for scholars, technologists, artists, and industry professionals to exchange knowledge and inspire new research directions.

1.       Technological intelligence: Investigating the intersection of AI and Machine Learning on creative practice and media production, including AI-generated content, deepfakes, and algorithmic storytelling. 

2.       Technological immersivity: Exploring the creative potential and social impact of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and the Metaverse, especially with regards to the construction of interactive and immersive narratives. 

3.       Virtual Productions: Exploring the role of LED volumes, Unreal Engine-produced virtual environments and real-time rendering in creative production and storytelling. 

4.       Time Shifting and Space Shifting: Analysing the impact of globalization on creative production, distribution, and audience reception, and exploring its implications for research. 

5.       Examining the challenges and opportunities of remote collaboration in creative production and its potential for redefining traditional modes of working. 

6.       Technological Pedagogy: question of teaching and learning that go beyond the issue of plagiarism and address the very concept knowledge and its production  

7.       Environmental practices: how do we challenge the immense of environment footprint of technology through creative practice research 

Call for Submissions:

We invite you to submit proposals for papers, presentations, workshops, or panel debates that align with our key themes, including technological intelligence, immersivity, virtual productions, and more. Creative approaches to presentations are highly encouraged.

Please submit a 300-word abstract with 5 keywords and 50-word biography to both conference organisers (see below).

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2024 

Announcement of Selections: May 2024 

Download the Call for Papers

Event Highlights:

– Day 1: Traditional presentations and interactive discussions, with a focus on creative practice.

– Day 2: A mini film festival and audio-visual exhibition showcasing works related to the symposium’s theme.

Contact Information:

For more details, contact Dr Orson Nava at o.nava@rave.ac.uk or Dr Dario Llinares at d.llinares@rave.ac.uk

Join us for this groundbreaking event to explore the future of creativity in the age of intelligent technologies!

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