måndag, mars 06, 2006

Conference: The Virtual : designing digital experience. 14-16 Sept 2006

a conference 14th - 16th September 2006

The research programme Man Medium Machine [M3] and the School of
Communication, Technology & Design at Södertörn university college,
invites to a three-day conference on the theme “The Virtual –
designing digital experience”.

The conference will be held at Rosenön conference centre, in the
archipelago of Haninge, south of Stockholm.

theme of conference
How are we Designing digital experience? How does digital experience
affect us? For whom do we design the digital experiences? And, what
is this practice, called interaction design? These kinds of questions
are the main theme for the keynote lectures of the Virtual conference

Digital experience will then be discussed in four different themes,
running in parallel sessions throughout the conference. These themes
will include paper presentations, and will be introduced by an
invited moderator. The conference will close with a panel debate.

What is digital experience? We think it can be understood in at least
two different ways: We do experience a wide range of expressions
mediated by digital media. And also, our experiencing of the world we
live in, have become dependent upon digital medias. This leads to two
different, but highly intertwined, questions: How to understand
different kinds of digital expressions? And, what is it to experience
by way of media extensions? Therefore, these four themes:

theme a – Gaming experience
theme b – Interactive experience
theme c – Knowledge experience
theme d – Human experience

keynotes [will be updated with 1-2 more]
Mary Flanagan
artist; inventor-designer-activist, NYC; professor + director,
tiltfactor research group, Hunter College.

abstracts and papers
As noted above, the idea is that the conference will be centred
around 4 different themes based on papers submitted by participants
attending a selected theme. These thematic discussions will be
moderated by a specially invited moderator and the accepted papers
will be distributed beforehand to participants.

dates to remember
May 15th; deadline for abstracts (short papers).
June 1st; notification on acceptance for paper presentation.
August 7th; last day for registration. Also last day for paper
August 14th; last day for payment of conference fee.

Please note that the number of participants for the conference is
limited (c.a 50 persons). There is also a limited number of single-
bed rooms. Therefore, first come, first served!

conference fee
3.000 Skr (excl. VAT), includes;
+ lunch and dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on
Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
+ two nights in a hotel-room.
+ social activity Friday evening.

For further information, please look at the conference website

M3: Man Medium Machine
Research programme; Department of Communication, Technology & Design
Södertörn university college
School of Communication, Technology & Design
Södertörn university college
Conference centre

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