RE@CT: Social Change Art Technology Symposium

This year the NEoN Digital Arts Festival is very pleased to organise an expanded 3-day symposium entitled, Re@ct: Social Change Art Technology NEoN

Re@ct will involve over 30 international speakers over three days addressing a diversity of issues and practices engaging activist digital art. Many artists involved in digital arts have historically been prompted to react and respond to local, national, global, social and political crises (i.e. around issues of environmentalism, gender equality, exploitation, colonialism, militarism, emancipation).

Re@ct will be a platform to critically examine the relevance and impact of past and present practices, theories and strategies – to engage an uncertain future through an exploration of the creative potential of digital art.

The Re@ct symposium will be a unique, open and freely accessible event.

Re@ct will shift between four venues in Dundee over the three days of the symposium:

Day 1, Wednesday 6 November – V&A Dundee

Day 2, Thursday 7 November – morning West Church/afternoon Chamber East

Day 3, Friday 8 November – Steps Theatre

Keynote Speakers:

- Dr. Maria Chatzichristodoulou, London South Bank University

- Steve Lambert, Co-Director, Center for Artistic Activism, NYC USA

- Amanda McDonald Crowley, Independent Curator, Cultural worker, and Educator, NYC USA

- Professor Sean Cubitt, Goldsmisths University of London

- Bogosi Sekhukhuni, NTU – fabriclab/Africa, South Africa

- Marisa Morán Jahn, MIT and The New School,

USA Speakers:

Mercedes Vicente, Adam Lockhart, Tony Dowmunt, Alicja Pawluczuk, Francesca Franco, BD Owens, Jon Blackwood, Fernando Martín Velazco, Claudia Mandel Katz. Joanna Walsh, Virginia Crisp, Diana Georgiou, Giulia Casalini, Janna Ahrndt, Ray LC, Fruzsina Pittner, Lulamile Mohapi, Violeta Vojvodic Balaz, Dennis Delgado, Martin Zellinger, Conor McGarrigle, Dale Collier, Tom Keene, Johanna Hoffman and Andy Best.

Re@ct Symposium Co-Chairs

- Professor Joseph DeLappe, Abertay University

- Dr. Laura Leuzzi, DJCAD, University of Dundee

- Professor Sarah Cook, University of Glasgow


Generously funded by: RSE (The Royal Society of Edinburgh), Abertay University, DJCAD University of Dundee, NEoN (North East of North) and Creative Scotland.

Tickets: Free Book a Place