30th – 31st May 2017
Hunter Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

sIREN ‘Art and Digital Practices Conference’ will explore digital practices and their social impact in contemporary artistic contexts. It seeks to create an interdisciplinary platform of communication among artistic practices, technologies, theory, artistic collaboration and digital media.

The plethora and availability of digital tools and practices have transformed the ways art is created, perceived and disseminated. This had a distinct impact on how research is conducted across the arts and humanities as a whole, from practice-led to process-focused and people-centered research. To this end, an interactive format of hands-on workshops, papers and a performance session will lay the foundations for a creative dialogue among artists, theorists, academics and practitioners. The aim is to debate on key practical and philosophical challenges that contribute to the broader discussion of what it means to use digital tools as a form of artistic inquiry.

This conference will provide an arena for academics across disciplines for extending the debate of interdisciplinary practices and their appropriate methods  as well as their potential. We welcome and encourage proposals for papers across a wide range of related subject areas – such as fine and digital media art, architectural design, music and sound studies, geography, anthropology, cultural and film studies.

Submission deadline: 30th March 2017