What is the Digital Draw?

Charlotte WebbFlickr Nude or Noodle Descending a Staircase (Drawing edition), 2013Web application (TOP IMAGE: Drawing CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Tony Van Den Boomen, via Flickr)



This seminar examines the challenges and opportunities posed by new digital processes and platforms to contemporary drawing.

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Bringing together key thinkers in the field, the day-long event will feature presentations and panel discussions exploring what ‘the digital’ means for drawing today. Speakers will examine topics including: the aesthetics of drawing in the post-internet age; the open-ended nature of digital practice; the use of the Internet as a medium; approaches to ‘drawing’ with data; and histories and technologies of computer art. This seminar is open to all, and will be of particular interest to artists, arts professionals, and researchers interested in digital technologies and the visual arts.

Contributors include: James Bridle, writer, artist and technologist; Douglas Dodds, Senior curator of V&A Digital Art Collection; Mary Doyle, Drawing Room co-director; Rachel Falconer, independent writer and curator; Paul Flannery and Tim Steer, Opening Times co-founders; Rozsa Farkas, Independent curator and founding director of Arcadia Missa; Professor Frederic Fol Leymarie, Professor of Computer Games and Entertainment at Goldsmiths College; Margarita Gluzberg, artist and reader in Contemporary Visual Production at the Royal College of Art, London; Charlotte Webb, artist and researcher; Lucy SollittCreative Media Manager for Arts Council and an associate for Rhizome; Klaus Speidel, art and image theorist, art critic and curator; Nimrod Vardi, curator and director of arebyte gallery. What is the Digital Draw? has been programmed by Laura Eldret, artist.


Outset Study plan chest display Cognitive Bias: Visual thinking for a digital age has been guest curated by independent writer and curator Rachel Falconer to co-incide with What is the Digital Draw? more info here