The International Image Festival is an event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia since 1997. This year, the Festival will host ISEA2017, one of the most important symposiums on Electronic Art in the world, and for the first time will be held in a Latin American country.

At the same time, the Festival will be part of selected cultural events in the ’Crusade Season France-Colombia’ initiative, led by the French Institute and the Ministry of Culture.

In this space, you’ll find the reunited programming for the 16th International Image Festival and ISEA 2017. This app enables you to create your own schedule for attending certain events during the Festival.

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Wednesday, June 14 • 14:30 - 14:55
PAPERS - ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES | Production Processes of Mexican Digital Artists

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My hypothesis is that the observation of processes, products and context of Mexican digital artists’ activity reveals common patterns that define Mexican Digital Art as a distinct artistic area. Through a qualitative research which included semi-structured interviews applied to eight artists, I was able to gather and ana- lyse data that confirmed my hypothesis. No other virtual or physical documents address this issue with the perspective shown in my research. The interviewed eight artists use different expressive materials and media, like sound, robotics, free software programming, laser and obsolete technologies, and internet. Notwithstanding their formal differences, they share several common aspects like interdisciplinary approach and poor funding. The robotics project, for example, uses bioremediation, water supply and decontamination technologies. All of them, with one exception, started their artistic activity with no funds and operated in precarious conditions.

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Cynthia Villagómez Oviedo

Professor and researcher, Universidad de Guanajuato
My research is about Processes of production of Mexican Digital artists and their work. My interests are on Data Design, Digital Art, Creativity, among others.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 14:30 - 14:55 GMT-05
Auditorio Roberto Vélez - Edificio Orlando Sierra - Campus Central - Universidad de Caldas Calle 65 # 26 -10