Thursday 19 April

11.00-15.00: Pre-conference Workshop

Enrique Tomás and Fabricio Lamoncha (University of Art and Design Linz): “Conformed Inscriptions”

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Friday 20 April

8.30-9.00 Registration, coffee.

9.00 Welcome and opening words: Registrar and Deputy President, An tOllamh Pól Ó Dochartaigh, NUI Galway.

9.30-11.00 Panel Session 1

G010: Locative Aesthetics, Material Interfaces (Chair: Justin Tonra, NUI Galway)

  • Siobhan O’Flynn (University of Toronto): “Layered Histories of Place: Geolocative mobile apps and Storied Cultural Artifacts”
  • Taien Ng-Chan (York University, Toronto): “Locative Media Art and the Practice of Everyday Urban Space”
  • Simon Biggs (University of South Australia): “Imaginary Loci: Augmented Reality as one to one topography”

G011: Digital Politics and Practice (Chair: Sean Ryder, NUI Galway)

  • Paul O’Neill (Dublin City University): “Digital Activism and Resistance through Tactical Media Art Practices”
  • Pip Thornton (Royal Holloway, University of London): “Subprime Language: the changing value of words in an age of digital linguistic capitalism”
  • Alison Clifford and Graeme Truslove (University of West of Scotland): “Articulating the Interstitial: Exploring the Aesthetics of Transience”

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15-12.15 (G010) Keynote: Søren Bro Pold: “Cloud, Climate, Landscape: Toxi•City & Snow” (Chair: Anne Karhio, NUI Galway) 

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.00 Panel session 2

G010: Bodies, Sites, Landscapes (Chair: Jeneen Naji, Maynooth University)

  • Franci Greyling (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa): “Experience Interface And Performativity In Site-Specific Digital Literature”
  • Gustaf Tempelhoff (North-West University, Potchefstroom South Africa): “‘I look at clouds from both sides now’ – Interface design and accessibility for site-specific digital literature for the visually impaired”
  • Leon Butler (Dublin Institute of Technology): “States of Being”

G011: Cartographies of Sound and Vision (Chair: Edward Kearns, NUI Galway)

  • Sebastiane Hegarty (Southampton Solent University): “Tapping the air: a wireless topology of listening and communication on the Lizard Peninsula”
  • Grzegorz Czemiel 
(Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin): “Speculative cartographies in contemporary electronic music and visual poetry”
  • Christy Hyman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln): “The Co-Articulation of Sound, Moving Images, and Archival Materials”

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-17.00 Readings, Performances

  • Joanna Walsh (University of East Anglia): “Seed”
  • EL Putnam (Dublin Institute of Technology): “Quickening
  • Simon Biggs (University of South Australia): “Imaginary Loci”

17.00 Artists’ Introductions of Exhibited Works

  • Judy Malloy (US): “Paths of Memory and Painting”
  • Piotr Marecki (Jagiellonian University): “Robbo. Walkthrough, or technonostalgy”
  • John Buckley, Jenny McDonnell and Maria Parsons (IADT, Dun Laoghaire): “I. S. Complex ‘The Carriglea Industrial School’”
  • Daniel Pinheiro and Lisa Parra (PT, US): “Space(s)”

17.30 Artist’s talk: Alinta Krauth: “Environmental Storytellers of the Anthropocene” (Chair: Maureen O’Connor, UCC)

19.00 Conference Dinner: Cooke’s Restaurant, Abbeygate Street

Saturday 21 April

9.30-10.30 Keynote: J. R. Carpenter: “Mapping Place / Troubling Space” (Chair: Nessa Cronin, NUI Galway)

10.30-10.45 Break

10.45-12.00 Panel session 3

G010: Narrating Space / Narrative Space (Chair: Maria Parsons, IADT, Dun Laoghaire)

  • Ho Rim Song (Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea): “The Virtuality of Time and Reality in Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist”
  • Hannah Ackermans (University of Bergen): “Narrating (through) space: Implementation as a diffractive reading between text and context”
  • Yolanda de Gregorio Robledo (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain): “Narrative Analysis of Pry

G011: Machinic Encounters (Chair: Anna Nacher, Jagiellonian University, Krakow)

  • Andrew Dwyer (University of Oxford): “The Malicious Transience: a malware ecology”
  • Lukasz Mirocha (City University of Hong Kong): “‘Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointer’ Revisited: The Skeuomorphic Aesthetics of Consumer VR Applications”
  • Odile Farge (University of Paris 8): “The aesthetic experience through the tool in Digital Literature: an exploration”

12.00-13.00 Locative works and performances (G010 Hardiman Research Building and NUI Galway campus)

  • Taien Ng-Chan (York University; Toronto): “Strata-Walking Galway”
  • Caitlin Fisher and Tony Vieira (York University, Toronto): “Things of Shapes to Come”

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.15 Panel Session 4

G010: Sites, Spaces, Borders (Chair: Adrian Paterson, NUI Galway)

  • Jana Kostincova (University of Hradec Kralove): “(Re)reading St Petersburg: Contemporary Russian poetry in public and virtual space”
  • EL Putnam (Dublin Institute of Technology): “Quickening

G011: Memory, Space and the Virtual – “I.S. Complex ‘The Carriglea Industrial School’” (Chair: Anne Goarzin, Université Rennes 2)

  • John Buckley (IADT, Dun Laoghaire): “I. S. Complex – Virtual Worlds”
  • Jenny McDonnell (IADT, Dun Laoghaire): “I. S. Complex and Carriglea: Exploring a Spatial Palimpsest”
  • Maria Parsons (IADT, Dun Laoghaire): “I. S. Complex: Commemoration and Techno-artistic-epigenesis”

15.15-15.30 Break

15.30-16.45 Panel Session 5

G010: Material and Virtual Topographies (Chair: Álvaro Seiça, University of Bergen)

  • Caitlin Fisher (York University, Toronto): “Book, hypermedia, VR, and, finally AR: The pull of the landscape in Adios Granada”
  • Enrique Tomás and Fabricio Lamoncha (University of Art and Design Linz): “Conformed Inscriptions”

G011: Visual Poetics and Digital/Virtual Space (Chair: Siobhan O’Flynn, University of Toronto)

  • Jeneen Naji (Maynooth University): “The Posthuman Poetics of Instagram Poetry”
  • Ann Curran (Dublin Institute of Technology): “Diverse Migrations: Photobooks as Archives”
  • Anna Nacher (Jagiellonian University, Krakow): “‘Gray media’ of camera trapping: towards non-human aesthetics of post-digital imaging”

17.00 Wine Reception and Artist’s Talk: Jason Nelson: “A Digital Magic Show of Unexpected Wonders: integrating digital poetry into social/psycho/landscapes” (Chair: Sean Ryder, NUI Galway)

18.00 Concluding words

Informal gathering – venue TBC!