Sounds, Images and Data 2015 is a conference that analyzes the role of the artists and curators in creating new experiences and aesthetics in the 21st century. By mixing a series of contemporary technologies, Big Data, social media practices and innovative approaches both to curating and artistic practices, contemporary creators and commentators are envisaging and constructing a different world where different strands collide. These practices could be defined as convergent, but they actually bring a complexity to the field of studies that cannot be subsumed under an homologating system, rather it appears to produce multiple and sometimes contradictory aesthetics.
The aim of the conference is to bring together artists, theorists, scholars, sound engineers, historians and curators. The conference speakers will present papers that respond to the themes of sound art, images and data and that will range from artistic practices, historization processes, aesthetics and curatorial studies, spanning from the fine arts to contemporary media arts, cultural representations and including archiving practices. The conference is also opened to areas of conceptualization, aesthetic and philosophical analyses of sounds, images and data.
. Brad Garton (b. 1957) received his B.S. in pharmacology from Purdue University, where he also worked towards an MS in psychoacoustics. He eventually entered the graduate music composition program at Princeton University and was awarded a Ph.D. in music composition in 1989. More
. Mary Sherman (www.marysherman.org) is a visual artist and professor at Boston College in the Fine Arts Department and at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies’ Digital Media Program. In 2010, she also served as the interim Associate Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s… More