ISEA 2013

We will be heading over to ISEA 2013 in Sydney this weekend as part of a larger team from CRUMB where we will be hosting a panel discussion (details below). We will also be there for the remainder of the week, if you are there we would love to meet up and talk about projects. If you can’t make it please check in on this site as we will be blogging about the symposium and its associated events. Documentation from the panel discussion will also be available on the CRUMB website. Also, please keep an eye on the CRUMB twitter account as well as our individual feeds.


Learning from the CRUMB Method over a cup of tea: reflections on creating and exhibiting digital arts

Wednesday 12 June 2013

1:15PM – 2:45PM

New Law School Lecture Theatre 106

New Law School Building, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia


Sarah Cook: CRUMB/University of Sunderland, UK (Chair)

Dominic Smith: Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema/ University of Sunderland, UK

Marialaura Ghidini: University of Sunderland, UK

Suzy O’Hara: University of Sunderland, UK

Victoria Bradbury: University of Sunderland, UK

Graham Harwood: Goldsmiths/University of Sunderland, UK

Roddy Hunter: York St John University/University of Sunderland, UK


Based on the research undertaken at CRUMB, the online resource for curators of media arts, this panel gathers together knowledge from different experiences of producing and presenting digital arts, from the perspectives of both curators/producers and artists. In response to ISEA2013’s theme, ‘Resistance is Futile’, this panel will share their work concerning how art allows us to imaginatively experience and critically reflect on the implications of new technologies and digital media in our everyday lives, from databases to information visualisation to how we act in a social network. The invited panelists work across art, design, technology and scientific collaborations, and are undertaking or have completed PhDs with the University of Sunderland in relation to the CRUMB research unit. Digital media projects including apps, streaming radio, responsive designed objects in gallery spaces, and participatory experiences in public spaces will be addressed, alongside questions concerning audience engagement, and new platforms for the distribution of work.

You can also contribute to this debate on the CRUMB NEW MEDIA CURATING email list, where we would welcome your feedback and thoughts on ISEA 2013

This activity and it’s legacy of activity has been made possible thanks to a Grants For the Arts award from Arts Council England.