G. Nadarajan, I. Aristarkhova & R. Ascott at the Conference ΤΤΤ2017
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Well-known personalities of contemporary art and science will be this year’s keynote speakers for the international interdisciplinary conference of the Ionian University taking place in Corfu: Gunalan Nadarajan, Irina Aristarkhova and Roy Ascott.
Conference TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE in Art and Science (TTT2017)
Official Website: http://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt
Gunalan Nadarajan, an art theorist and curator working at the intersections of art, science and technology, is Dean and Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. He has served in a variety of academic roles in teaching, academic administration and research for over two decades. Prior to joining University of Michigan, he was Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Arts. He also had previous appointments as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Arts and Architecture, Pennsylvania State University and Dean of Visual Arts at the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore ( Short CV ).
Irina Aristarkhova, author of Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture (Columbia University Press, 2012) and Associate Professor of Art & Design, History of Art and Women's Studies at the Penny. W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to moving to the US, she led a Cyberarts Research Initiative at the National University of Singapore and taught at Lasalle College of the Arts (Short CV ).
Roy Ascott, artist and researcher at the domain of Cybernetics and Telematicsis President of the Planetary Collegium and the DeTao Master of Technoetic Arts at the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. He is a Doctor Honoris Causa of Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (Short CV ).
The conference will take place in Corfu from May 26th to 28th, 2017 continuing to explore the theme “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science” within the frame of the 11th Audiovisual Arts Festival, organized by the Ionian University (May 20 - June 11, 2017, Corfu). This year's conference is dedicated to all those who keep pushing the limits further than the next gadget and understand the essential role of fantasy when synchronized with reality. One step further, one more time, knowing that the truly opening dimension might be towards the voyaging of consciousness (detailed description: http://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/2017/en/description/ ).