2010 conference Keynote Speakers
Mika “Lumi” Tuomola is artistic researcher, concept designer, writer, dramaturge and director - and occasional performer - for procedural, participatory New Media. His productions include the web drama “Daisy’s Amazing Discoveries” (Coronet Interactive & TaiK 1996), moving image installations “Myths for One” (TaiK 2002) and "Alan01" (TaiK 2008) about the life and death of Alan Turing, avatar/game world designs for “WorldsAway” (ICL-Fujitsu 2000) and the dark musical comedy series “Accidental Lovers” for television and mobile devices (TaiK & YLE 2006). The concept of “Lovers” won the New Media pitch of the Banff2003 television festival, while the production was short-listed for Interactive Program Enhancement category in Banff World Television Awards 2007. The productions’ other awards include the first prize in New Media of Grafia’s Top of the Year 1996 and the second prize in the Beijing International Computer Art Competition 1997, while they’ve been exhibited world-wide. In 1998, Lumi was chosen Finland’s Young Artist of the Year. He'’s in the editorial advisory board of Digital Creativity Journal and a founding member of m-cult, the Finnish Association of Media Culture. Lumi publishes frequently articles and gives teaching in leading New Media schools, companies and universities, based on learning in productions. He'’s the founder and director of Crucible Studio, New Media Storytelling research group at the Media Lab Helsinki of the Aalto University School of Art and Design Media Department.
Links to Lumi & Crucible Studio: http://taik.academia.edu/MikaLumiTuomola http://mlab.taik.fi/research/research_groups/crucible_studio/
Links to selected articles: Drama in the Digital Domain - http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a725290337&db=all Interactive TV narratives - http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1412196.1412198 Concept, Content and the Convict - http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1631512
Jason Bruges is a pioneer of the in-between space which mixes architecture and interactivity and has subsequently paved the way for a new genre of design studios, artists, designer makers who occupy the hybrid architecture, art and design space.
Founder of Jason Bruges Studio (2002) which is renowned for its innovative installations, interventions and ground breaking works which sit between the world of architecture, site specific installation art and interaction design.
Wallpaper magazine recently recognized Jason as one of ten world changing designers with their ‘essence of the 21st Century’ competition. Current and recent works include the first artist commission for London’s Olympic Park, installations at the Tate Britain and Victoria and Albert Museum, permanent works installed in the urban environment across London; Normand Park in Fulham, 55 Baker Street, Broadwick House, Amnesty International Building and a series of creations as ‘artist in residence’ for Veuve Clicquot in 2008. Jason was listed in Design Week’s ‘Hot 50’ 2009. The studio was commissioned to produce ‘Mirror Mirror’ for Decode: Digital Design Sensations, the new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. ‘Panda Eyes’, a piece designed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness, was recently shortlisted for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2010 in the interactive category, and is currently being exhibited at the London Design Museum. http://www.jasonbruges.com/
Ernest Edmonds is a pioneering digital artist, exploring time, interaction and human-human communication for 40 years. In parallel he developed a world leading programme of research into creativity and human-computer interaction. He is equally active in pushing art boundaries and in HCI research. Ernest was born in London and now lives and works in Sydney Australia. Since the 1970s he has pioneered the development of practice-based PhD programmes in art, systems and digital technology, first at what was then Leicester Polytechnic and subsequently at Loughborough University and then at UTS, the University of Technology Sydney. At Loughborough, he was Head of Computer Studies and Dean. Currently he is Professor of Computation and Creative Media at UTS, where he leads a multi-disciplinary practice-based art and technology research group, the Creativity and Cognition Studios. His art is in the constructivist tradition and he first used computers in his art practice in 1968. He has exhibited throughout the world, from Moscow to LA. Ernest Edmonds has been an invited speaker in, for example, the UK, France, the USA, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia. He has over 200 refereed publications in the fields of art, creativity and human-computer interaction. http://www.ernestedmonds.com