Extended Arts - XARTS2015

SCHOOL OF SCIENCES - Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering
9 Jul 2015 to 19 Jul 2015

XARTS 2015 Summer School and Conferences proposes intensive workshops on new media technologies for artistic projects. Using mainly open source software, implementing interactive 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.

The “University of the Aegean Summer Schools” are supported by the project «The University of the Aegean, the prominent and driving factor for the economic and social growth of the wide Aegean area» of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, which is co-funded by European Union (European Social Fund) and National Resources.