Internationally renowned academics, artists, film makers and writers are speaking at a conference about Digital Writing and Creativity organised by Bath Spa University. 'MIX – merging intermedia, 2012' is being held from July 16 to 18 at Corsham Court and will feature presentations, workshops and a public exhibition of digital work created especially for the conference.
The aim of the event is to bring together experts in this field to address questions about: how new media can be used for serious artistic purpose and how to create a suitable critical vocabulary for this; the relationship between digital writers and the commercial world of 'gaming' and; identifying audiences for digital writing and how can they be accessed. As well as academics and students, the conference is open to members of the public with an interest in these areas.
More than 40 speakers from countries around the world will meet to discuss the latest developments in digital writing. They include:
• Mark Amerika - internationally renowned 're-mix' artist and pioneer of internet art, digital video and experimental literature. Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
• Kate Pullinger - acclaimed writer for both print and digital platforms. Reader at De Montfort University and founder of the Transliteracy Research Group.
• Tom Konyves - video poem creator and multi-media writer. Lecturer in screen writing in British Columbia.
• Dr Maria Mencia - leader of practice led research in language driven new media/art/literature.
Lucy English, a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and organiser of the conference said: "Academics and digital practitioners often work in isolation from one another and have few opportunities to share their findings and work towards common goals. The MIX conference will be a varied, unusual and stimulating open dialogue between researchers, practitioners and publishing industry professionals and provide a forum where ideas can be transferred and standards of good practise developed."
Liberated Words, a screening of short films created especially for the conference will be open to the public at the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham during the event.
Booking is now taking place, so for this and more information please visit http://www.mix-bathspa.org