This presentation is related to the role of new media and new technologies in the arts: the place of physical computing (i.e Arduino electronic boards), digital fabrication (i.e FabLabs), and creative coding (i.e computer languages developed by/for artists and designers) within an artistic context and how such technologies influenced my vocabulary as an artist, musician and instrument designer. Such tools offer an open access medium for the new generation of creative people to develop quickly their ideas and produce projects that manifest themselves physically and digitally.
What People Will Learn:
•The important role of creative coding, physical computing and digital fabrication in art and design
•Why and how artists engage with technology-science and technological-scientific research
•Some insight on my artistic projects and research
•The creative possibilities of sonic and media arts
•Trigger conversation on how new media can play an important role in the industry (alternative forms of branding, media design etc.)
About the speaker:
Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos is a computer music researcher, a lecturer and a musician /sonic artist. He has studied physics, computer science, digital arts, classical music and computer music in Greece and in France. His research and musical interests are situated at the intersection of music, art, science and technology. He has published several articles in journals, international conferences, and participated in many workshops related to music interaction, musical composition and music performance (classical guitar). He has co-organised workshops on haptic digital musical instruments and in digital fabrication and digital musical instruments and and acted as a reviewer for international conferences, journals and book publications. He has also participated in several music ensembles and composed electroacoustic and electronic music. He is member of Cardiff Gamelan community ensemble since 2012.
Alexandros has been working in the Higher Education since 2009 where he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Music Production and Technology programme in Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) at University of Wales Institute Cardiff (Cardiff Metropolitan University) . He obtained his Higher Education Academy fellowship in 2013 and has taught various modules related to computer music, audio signal processing, music production, sonic arts, interactive composition and performance, physical computing and sound design. He has also supervised dissertations and creative projects in the areas of art, music and design. Between 2011-2013 he has undertaken the role of Programme Director in Music Production and Technology. He is a currently a Senior Lecturer in Sonic Arts and Art/Science/Technology in Cardiff School of Art and Design. This year is on career break travelling around the world and thinking seriously to become a digital nomad….
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