Re: digital derby?

Richard Povall (
Tue, 08 Apr 1997 07:49:12 -0500

>Hi Richard --
>>with greetings from the 1997 digital creativity conference, derby, UK
>Any possibility of sharing something of what happened in Derby? Were there
>any interesting discussions threads related to the 'body'??

"Digial Creativity" is sponsored by "Computers in Art and Design
Education", a UK-based organisation. Sad to relate, there was incredibly
little attention paid to live performance issues (even though everyone
ackowledged the rising dominance of time-based work) - I think I was the
only one to address live performance. There was plenty of discussion about
the coming post-biological era in art, and the fact there we were all dead,
or something....I was accused of being a McLuhan-ite for still believing in
the body and in the use of technology as an extension of the body. And we
all know how outre McLuhan is these days...pardon me.


R i c h a r d P o v a l l
Assoc. Prof of Computer Music and New Media
MPO Box 0332 TIMARA/Studio 5
Oberlin, OH 44074-0332 USA Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Voice: +1.216.775.1016 Oberlin College
Fax: +1.216.775.8942 Oberlin, OH 44074 USA
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