bloc    January 8, 2000

Date: September 1998Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | This meeting explored the belief that society and culture are determined by technology. Outline: There are various and often conflicting theories as to what influences technological change. Technological determinism is sometimes argued to be an autonomous entity which forces society to adapt to it. [...]

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bloc    January 6, 2000

Date: July 1998Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | Site-specific Bloc explored alternatives to the fixed, static or monumental sculptures that are often associated with public, site related art works. Via the internet new multi- site relationships are now possible. Outline: This meeting discussed alternative notions of `site`, asking how does new technology [...]

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bloc    January 5, 2000

Date: June 1998Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | www.chapter.orgPartner: | This meeting addressed the rapid advances in scientific technologies and explored whether the arts, and more specifically installation related work, can supply a critical commentary on developments in biotechnology. Outline: This meeting aims to address issues such as: What are the effects of scientific [...]

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bloc    January 4, 2000

Date: May 1998Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter`s Visual Arts and Digital Arts Programme | www.chapter.orgPartner: | This meeting will explore the latest in both CAD software and CAM hardware. Outline: The debate will aim to address a number of issues: Is this method of production available and financially viable for `one off` art works?How does the [...]

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Date: May 1999Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | A seminar exploring the World Wide Web as an imaginary space. Outline: Fictitious terrains, fictitious and humanised space, memory maps, and virtual activities employed by artists working with the World Wide Web engage with the web`s metaphorical language of space such as `site`, `location`, [...]

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bloc    January 3, 2000

Date: April 1998Partner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | This meeting aims to explore alternative interfaces used to access computer processors as well as look at the changing role of audiences from the spectator to that of the participator of participant/spectator. Outline: The debate will address a number of issues: Has art always been interactive?How [...]

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Date: November 1998Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | Ecology and technology are apparently binary opposites with ecologists claiming that in our haste to `advance` we have caused detrimental and irreversible damage to our environment. Outline: In contrast, contemporary culture appears to celebrate `accelerated development` and its offspring speed. This meeting explores whether [...]

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Date: April 1999Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | This meeting asks: Is virtual reality new? Should cyberspace simulate reality? Outline: The term `virtual reality` has arisen due to digital developments which render three dimension spaces in which a `user` can visually wander using an interface (joystick or mouse). `Immersive VR` allow users [...]

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bloc    January 2, 2000

Date: March 1999Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | Technological developments in transport and communication accelerate the speed at which we physically manoeuvre and exchange information across space. Outline: The compression of time in relation to space has psychological and social effects, one of which is termed `time-space compression` and is increasingly cited [...]

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bloc    January 1, 2000

Date: February 1999Venue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: Chapter Arts Centre | Partner: | This meeting aims to explore a growing professional sector which hybridises the creative and conceptual approach of artists with viable businesses concerned with technology. Outline: Innovation can be seen as an essential quality to these two seemingly opposing worlds, both advanced by alternative approaches. [...]

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