The Thursday Club is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity, technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today’s (and tomorrow’s) cultural landscape(s).
Art
Dislocation: Questions of war, place, trauma and context in the transmediations of art on public giant screens

Dislocation: Questions of war, place, trauma and context in the transmediations of art on public giant screens

1 March 2012 - ART, CULTURE, MEMORY AND TRAUMA: Current curatorial and artistic practices and traumatic inheritance of social and political conflictual events,memorialization and aesthetization

1 March 2012 – ART, CULTURE, MEMORY AND TRAUMA: Current curatorial and artistic practices and traumatic inheritance of social and political conflictual events,memorialization and aesthetization

Part1 _ Part2 _ The symposium Art, Culture, Memory and Trauma will take place Thursday 1 March2012 at Goldsmiths, University of London as part of the Thursday Club. The symposium is part of the art initiative Through the Roadblocks, by NeMe. The event is hosted by Professor Janis Jefferies, Goldsmiths and is organized in collaboration...

26 January 2012 – Emergent Practices 1

Emergent Practices 1 A series of 4 panels convened by Mafalda Dâmaso (Visual Cultures, PhD researcher) on 26 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 March and 26 May. Emergent Practice aims to serve as a chance for doctoral students to discuss their work with their peers in an informal setting. The challenges of public engagement Bianca Elzenbaumer...

19 January 2012 – ALPHA VILLE

Alpha-ville is an organisation exploring the intersection between arts, technology and society. Its main activity is Alpha-ville Festival, a London based digital culture festival that has been running since 2009. The Alpha-ville Directors introduce International festival of Post Digital Culture SESSION WITH THE FESTIVAL DIRECTORS AND GUEST ARTISTS: Keiichi Matsuda & James Alliban presenting CELL,...
13 October 2011 - Augmented Realities and Physical Spaces

13 October 2011 – Augmented Realities and Physical Spaces

            Augmented Realities and Physical Spaces Andy McWilliams will discuss Jaaga, the space he did a 3 month residency, and the work he prepared for it, his own personal development over that period, the evolution of the work. Parag K. Mital How can an embedded intelligence such as an iPhone...
29 September 2011 - What Part Can Creative Practice play in Times of Crisis

29 September 2011 – What Part Can Creative Practice play in Times of Crisis

                    Vinay Gupta  is one the world’s leading thinkers on infrastructure theory, state failure solutions, and managing global system risks including poverty/development and the environmental crisis. He works at both the theoretical level, building models and mapping tools like Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps (used by US...
9 June 2011 - Art's Chiastic Relationship with the law

9 June 2011 – Art’s Chiastic Relationship with the law

Internet art has been characterised as providing a particularly effective means to critique the force of the law through its employment of networked digital technologies (Stallabrass, 2003; Paul, 2003). This reflects a more general understanding of the law and art as being in an oppositional relationship (Douzinas & Nead, 1999). However, Jeremy will propose that...
12 May 2011 - Dark Mechanics A night of experimental electronic music and art

12 May 2011 – Dark Mechanics A night of experimental electronic music and art

Dark Mechanics are an electronic music collective using (vintage and modern) analogue electronic music equipment including synthesisers, sequencers, drum machines, FX etc… “Dark Mechanics is a renaissance mission into the world of analogue synthesis, to propagate warm electric signals amongst the masses as an antidote to staid modern notions of electronic music production” It is...

5 May 2011 – Waterwheel is a networked/telematic installation performance on the theme of WATER, initiated by Suzon Fuks, Australia Council Fellow

A skype presentation by Suzon Fuks Australia Council for the Arts Fellow Co-artistic director IGNEOUS was born in Brussels, trained in dance, theatre & music (69-76), and moved to Australia in 1996. Co-artistic director of Igneous, she created the multimedia projections for, and directed, most of its productions. She gives lectures and workshops in Australia...
31 March 2011 - Genetic Moo: Imagined Future Evolutions

31 March 2011 – Genetic Moo: Imagined Future Evolutions

                Genetic Moo: Imagined Future Evolutions     Since 2006 Genetic Moo have been developing a series of interactive video projections. In this presentation, Genetic Moo will discuss their interactive video installations where mutated human-sea-life forms both disgust and delight audiences. They will explain their inspirations, the technologies...
17 February 2011 - Phi Books, the Phi Film and recent exploration of an embodied story telling.

17 February 2011 – Phi Books, the Phi Film and recent exploration of an embodied story telling.

              Alexandra Antonopoulou, and Eleanor Dare: Phi Books, the Phi Film and recent exploration of an embodied story telling interface using motion capture technology with the support of Marco Gilles, Department of Computing. The Phi books is a collaborative project between Alexandra Antonopoulou, a designer and children’s book writer-illustrator...
3 February 2011 - Julie Freeman and Denis Roche on art/science collaborations

3 February 2011 – Julie Freeman and Denis Roche on art/science collaborations

                Julie Freeman and Denis Roche on art/science collaborations chaired by Janis Jefferies Julie Freeman’s work explores transforming complex processes into sound compositions, objects and visualisations. Her work spans visual, audio and digital art forms and explores the relationship between science, nature and how humans interact with it....
27 January 2011- Roshini Kempadoo: Domino Effects

27 January 2011- Roshini Kempadoo: Domino Effects

Roshini Kempadoo: Domino Effects   Roshini will discuss Domino Effects a multimedia interactive artwork available as a touring art installation from 2010 and beyond. It involves an inter-disciplinary approach to research and a creative outcome, involving HCI design, visual culture, performance, sonic environments, postcolonial and global studies, and creole theories. Online research/art production: Amendments: A...

20 January 2011 – Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary, University of London

Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary, University of London: a presentation of short films by 4 practice based researchers as part of their doctoral training course.                     The films contain interviews with peers in their fields including artists, scientists, performers and musicians. The students have...