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Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Media Art

Keynote Lecture 2: Aesthetic Value in the Network Era

Date: 5/1/2019
Time: 18:15-19:45
Venue: M3017, Level 3, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre. 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dominic McIver Lopes

Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia

The philosopher Dominic McIver Lopes writes on the nature and significance of art and the aesthetic. He has traced the aesthetic and epistemic value of images to how they extend the powers of human perception. In pioneering research on interactive computer art, he reveals how technology supports new kinds of aesthetic action. Urging caution about approaches to the aesthetic that centre on art, he is developing a theory of aesthetic values as guiding agents who are engaged in a huge range of aesthetic projects. Lopes, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, teaches at the University of British Columbia. He has held a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Research Professorship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship.

Talk: Aesthetic Value in the Network Era

Traditional understandings of aesthetic value are inadequate: they fail to model how aesthetic values are embedded in social practices. In consequence, they also misunderstand the role of communication about aesthetic value. This talk argues that new information technologies open up new modes of communication that have a profound effect on our aesthetic practices.



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More programme details of ISCMA 2019: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/iscma



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