ICT Futures – Personal Interfaces, Intermedia Practice and the Culture of Communication

Pete Worrall, Jukka Orava

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The business of the computer is always unfinished. In fact “unfinish” defines the aesthetic of digital media (Unfinished Business, Peter Lunenfeld).

This paper draws on international collaboration and trans cultural research. It is called ICT Futures and consists of two complementary sections:

1. Personal Interfaces and Intermedia Practice
2. The Culture of Communication

The art and design curriculum has its historical roots in a diverse range of creative practices and cultures. In the 21st century the computer represents a significant new contemporary tool to archive, measure, process, present and communicate using audio visual material. The internet and a related family of visualization technologies have also provided artists and educators with opportunities to reappraise the relationship between art, science and technology. It is clear that software, digital peripheral devices, used with a range of technologies are also being sampled, mixed and remixed. New hybrid communication art forms are being created, stimulating a national and international debate regarding the structure and nature of visual representation.

This paper considers the emerging technological landscape through a new methodological approach, designed to address the new challenges, electronic communications media is posing in the audio visual arts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifelong E-Learning
Subtitle of host publicationBringing E-Learning Close to Lifelong Learning and Working Life A New Period of Uptake
EditorsAndrás Szűcs, Ingeborg Bø
Place of PublicationBudapest
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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