Title: ICT in the arts: creative industries impact and contribution
Author: A.L. Brooks
Address: SensoramaLab, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Abstract: Increased use of ICT in art projects opens novel opportunities for contemporary artists seeking innovative means to create and express beyond the traditional in new ways and places. This can also be beyond what is conventionally considered art. Thus, wider and transdisciplinary philosophical perspectives become apparent. Specific examples are presented from the author's portfolio with a focus on biofeedback and unencumbered gesture control of digital media. Parallel is increased attention to creativity seen from within academia and industry with specific education programmes reflecting how creative industries are important to economic well being in society. This contribution presents across these borders through introducing an international conference series titled ArtsIT within a special issue of the International Journal on Arts and Technology, which are vehicles for contemporary artists to disseminate their work and philosophical perspectives.
Keywords: art projects; biofeedback; gesture control; creative industries; peer-reviewed dissemination; information and communications technology; ICT; information technology; transdisciplinary perspectives; philosophy; digital media.
Int. J. of Arts and Technology, 2014 Vol.7, No.2/3, pp.278 - 289
Available online: 08 May 2014