Greece, Syros island, Ermoupolis

Extended Arts

when 9 July 2015 - 19 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

XARTS 2015 Summer School and Conferences proposes intensive workshops on new media technologies for artistic projects. Using mainly open source software, implementing autonomous environmental systems and advanced embodiment interfaces, artists may design integrated works of art.

Participants in the Summer School have to propose an idea or concept for such an integrative artistic project. During the Summer School the participant's project will be implemented as a working prototype.

Extending the perception of the artist concerning the new media possibilities, transforming this into creative practice, are the main goals of XARTS 2015. Extending Arts apply to the whole design process. Extending content for instance may be supported by Games narratives, hybrid creative approaches, multimodal interfaces, Immersive User Experience, Open Source coding, Strategic networking with the public and the artistic community.

Participants will split in groups of 4-5 persons in order to design and implement collective works during four workshops: Interactive installations with kinect, interactive character design with arduino, performance capture, modeling real-time memories. The groups will be formed after presentation and analysis of the proposed concepts during the Groups formation workshop.

More information available through: xarts2015@aegean.gr

Course leader

Kyriakoulakos Panagiotis, Lecturer at the Department of Product & Systems Design engineering, University of the Aegean

Target group

Artists, professionals, students and junior researchers interested in Extended Arts and the integration of Digital Media in Physical and Artificial Environments.
Two general categories of participants will be listed in order of acceptance by the organisers: Summer School participants and Conference participants. Each category may be composed by sub-categories (i.e. organisation volunteers, grants, conference presenters, etc.). Summer School participants must attend XARTS 2015 Conference Re-Designing Interactive Art. This is part of the Summer School on Extended Arts and it is included in the Summer School fees.

Course aim

Extending the perception of the artist concerning the new media possibilities, transforming this into creative practice, are the main goals of XARTS 2013. Extending Arts apply to the whole design process. Extending content for instance may be supported by Games narratives, hybrid creative approaches, multimodal interfaces, Immersive User Experience, Open Source coding, Strategic networking with the public and the artistic community.
Participants will split in groups of 4-5 persons in order to design and implement collective works during intensive workshops. The groups will be formed after presentation and analysis of the proposed concepts during the Groups formation workshop.

Fee info

EUR 150: The fees cover the following:
• Eleven days use of facilities at the XARTS 2015 summer school and conferences.
• Lectures and Workshops by international experts.
• All reading material and presentations in electronic format.
• One Welcome, one Conference and one Workshops diners.
• Daily lunch and coffee breaks.
• One excursion.
• Administrative and technical assistant throughout the summer school.

Scholarships

Attending the Conference without registration for the Summer School or without presentation in the Conference's sessions is possible with an extra fee of 20 euros.