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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Monday, August 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
[Panel 13] Pain, Art and Communication

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In this panel current issues concerning pain, art and communication are addressed. Suggested Speakers are: Ståhl Stenslie, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Stelarc (to be confirmed), Diane Gromola (to be confirmed), Volker Morawe (to be confirmed) 

In our media society and social networks we are asked to react and communicate permanently. While this can be inspiring and helps us to share, care and heal via networks, such communication can also lead to information overload, exhaustion and chronic bodily pain. In the age of electronic connectivity, how do we now experience pain? And how does it affect us? In this panel we artistically deal with the connection between communication, sensory affects, bodily experiences and artistic experiments exploring these fields.

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Diane Gromala

Prof. & Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University
Diane Gromala is the Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain and a Professor in SFU's (Simon Fraser University's) School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Her research works at the confluence of computer science, media art and design, and is focused on the cultural, visceral, and embodied implications of digital technologies, particularly in the realm of chronic pain. | Gromala was one of the artists in the... Read More →
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Christa Sommerer

Professor and Head of Interface Cultures Depatment at Art University in Linz Austria/Guest Professor at Aalborg Universi, Unversity of Art in Linz, Austria and Aalborg University, Denmark
Christa Sommerer is an internationally renowned media artist, researcher and pioneer of interactive art. Currently she is a professor and head of the department for Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. She is also a Obel Guest professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and at Guest Professor (Chaire International) together with Laurent Mignonneau at Université Paris 8 in Paris, France. Together with Laurent... Read More →
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Stahl Stenslie

Professor, Aalborg University
artist, curator and researcher in experimental media art a. His aesthetic focus is on that what challenges ordinary ways of perceiving the world. Through his practice he asks the questions we tend to avoid – or where the answers lie in the shadows of existence. Keywords of his practice are somaesthetics, unstable media, transgression and numinousness. The technological focus in his works is on the art of the recently possible – such as i... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
World Art, Room 2515 Simon Fraser University (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4, Canada)

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