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The Aesthetic Interface

May 2007
9-11 May Conference
11-13 May Exhibition, Workshops
Locations: IT-Huset, IT-Parken, Aarhus Universitet & Aarhus Kunstbygning, Denmark

Information about Aarhus here.

Map of IT-Parken/IT-City here (the conference takes place in building 5510)

Conference poster

Advance programme (short version)

Advance programme (long version with abstracts and bios)

The interface is the primary cultural form of the digital age. Here the invisible technological dimensions of the computer are given form in order to meet human perception and agency. This encounter is enacted through aesthetic forms stemming not only from the functional domains and tools, but increasingly also from aesthetic traditions, the old media and from the new media aesthetics. This interplay takes place both in software interfaces, where aesthetic and cultural perspectives are gaining ground, in the digital arts and in our general technological culture – keywords range from experience oriented design and creative software to software studies, software art, new media, digital arts, techno culture and digital activism.

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