TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2016 AT FEDSQ
What kinds of public spaces are made by creative intervention? What kinds of public spaces are made without creative intervention? What do these interventions tell us about public space? Digital Publics brings together the ideas, the hands and the technologies that redistribute spatial encounters, redefining the public that they seek to engage.
I’ve curated Digital Publics as a day-long symposium to explore new approaches to public space, focusing on the layers of connection and cultural experience that are introduced by media and social technologies.
It’s a dream line-up of makers with brains and heart: Jade Lillie, Matt Jones, Katrina Sedgwick, Seb Chan, Martin Tomitsch, Lynda Roberts, Jason Maling, Aphids: Willoh S Weiland, One Step At A Time Like This: Julian Rickert, Freeplay: Dan Golding, Tom Penney, Troy Innocent, M. Hank Haeusler, Andrew Apostola, Marcus Westbury, Angharad Wynne-Jones and Glenn Harding. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be able to bring these people together so that we can share in some good thinking together.
Stay tuned for Digital Public Sydney on Thursday 2 June 2016.
Here’s the Melbourne plan:
Ethics, technologies, program: how can the institution create public space?
|3x10min talks||Jade Lillie, Matt Jones, Katrina Sedgwick|
|+ discussion||Chair: Esther Anatolitis|
Space, movement, connection: how can spatial experiments connect disparate publics?
|3x10min talks||Seb Chan, Martin Tomitsch, Lynda Roberts|
|+ discussion||Chair: Jason Maling|
|2:00pm||60mins||5 x 5 x 5||PLAY
Public space as performance: five artists offer five insights over five minutes each.
|+ discussion||Aphids: Willoh S Weiland, One Step At A Time Like This: Julian Rickert, Freeplay: Dan Golding, Tom Penney, Troy Innocent|
|3:30pm||90mins||PANEL 3||DIGITAL PUBLICS
What kinds of interventions create public space? What kinds of interventions are created by public space?
|3x10min talks||M. Hank Haeusler, Andrew Apostola, Marcus Westbury|
|+ discussion||Chair: Angharad Wynne-Jones|
|5:00pm||10mins||About MAB||Hank and Martin on the Media Architecture Biennale|
|5:10pm||50mins||CLOSING PANEL||Closing panel with perspectives drawn from all sessions and presented by their chairs. Chair: Esther Anatolitis
Jason Maling, Angharad Wynne-Jones, Glenn Harding
|6:00pm||Thanks and close||Glenn Harding|
Digital Publics is a platform event of the 2016 Media Architecture Biennale (Sydney, 2-4 June). Digital Publics is produced by UTV, presented in partnership with FedSquare and Pause, and curated by Esther Anatolitis.