Opening Session, Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Imperial College London, London, UK

Tenth International Conference on The Arts in Society

  • 2015 Special Focus: The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society
  • 22–24 July 2015
  • Imperial College London, London, UK

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

300+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society.

47

Countries represented.

2015 Special Focus: The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society

Digital technologies are engendering new platforms to produce, distribute, and display art. The work of art, as a category of labor, in the age of networked society is often argued though a grammar of participation, collaboration, and peers. Online galleries and publishers are also seen to allow for greater access to the products of the work of art. Moreover there is a perceived newfound autonomy of the artist as distributor of content and message. In addition to its usual broad range of themes on the relation of the arts to society, the 2015 conference will explore the ways in which digital technologies have altered the way that the work of art, as a category of labor, and art objects themselves, are perceived, conceptualized, and theorized.

Plenary Speakers

The Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Ruth Catlow

Ruth Catlow

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Furtherfield, UK

"Invisible Forces: Critical Art and Contexts to Make Network Effects More Feeble and Maleable"

Daphne Dragona

Daphne Dragona

Curator; Writer; Researcher, Greece

"Nothing to Subvert? Artistic Practices in the Era of Datafication"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2015 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Raquel Amin

Raquel Amin

UNICAM / Leiden Universy, Netherlands

Lavoslava Benčić

Lavoslava Benčić

University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Ilinca Damian

Ilinca Damian

University of Bucharest, Romania

Victoria Eudy

Victoria Eudy

Florida State University, USA

Scott Gratson

Scott Gratson

Temple University, USA

Ezinne Igwe

Ezinne Igwe

Birmingham City University, UK

Leah Lovett

Leah Lovett

Slade School of Fine Art, UK

Emi Nishimura

Emi Nishimura

American University, USA

Liana Psarologaki

Liana Psarologaki

University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, UK

Devon Schiller

Devon Schiller

Danube University Krems, Austria

Sarah Sharp

Sarah Sharp

Howard University, USA

Albert Stabler

Albert Stabler

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Carly Mclivaine York

Carly Mclivaine York

Seton Hall University, USA