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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Friday, June 16 • 15:20 - 15:45
PAPERS - ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES | Augmentations across virtual and physical topologies: Mixed Reality re-assembled

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An analysis of the material-discursive practices surrounding Augmented Virtuality and Augmented Reality reveals the some- times digressional, sometimes convergent positions taken by computer science and media art on the issue of embodiment. Mapping out some of those positions, this paper considers Mixed Reality as a topology that has an entangled and material relationship with the body, that goes beyond an analysis of Mixed Reality as a technology of augmentation: rather, a topological understanding of Mixed Reality explores the patterns of diffraction ( Barad 2007: 29) that ripple and disrupt the material thresholds between physical and virtual, troubling the over simplified real/virtual dichotomy that permeates much Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research. Tendering an argument for Mixed Reality as a continuous topology operating between physical and virtual spaces, I will address the contrived duality of embodiment/virtuality embedded in much of the literature surrounding Mixed Reality. Then, I will offer a contrasting view of Mixed Reality as a contiguous topology where virtual and physical are interwoven by contingent and conditional 'meshworks' (De Landa, 1998) of augmentation, involving technicity, devices, bodies, and objects.

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Rewa Wright

PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales
Rewa Wright is fascinated by shifts in dynamic systems and emergent computational assemblages. She works across the territories of generative art, mixed reality, experimental documentary, and live audio-visual performance. She spends most of her time generating unholy conjunctions... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 15:20 - 15:45 GMT-05
Universidad de Caldas Sede Central - Auditorio Humberto Gallego Gamboa Calle 65 # 26 - 10