Energetics and Informatics: the 7th ADA Symposium

Energetics & InformaticsThe 7th ADA Network Symposium examines the relationship between energy and information in media arts. We ask how sustainable is the technology that supports media art? What new forms of practice are developing at the intersection of energy conservation and production, technology, and art? And how can we balance a global arts practice with the ethical complexities of global air travel, and the social complexities of remote participation?
Location: Whanganui
Date: December 10-12 2010

These issues will be explored through keynote presentations, discussions, artist presentations, workshops, a screening programme and two exhibitions.

The symposium features keynote presentations by internationally renowned sound and media arts theorist Douglas Kahn, and Australian artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, and a remote conversation with London-based media artist Graham Harwood, creator of the Coal Fired Computer.

The symposium will be accompanied by an exhibition by Joyce Hinterding and David Haines and a screening programme of outdoor projections at the Sarjeant Gallery. A parallel workshop by John Hopkins and the Burn exhibition will be held at The Green Bench.