G. Nadarajan, I. Aristarkhova, L. Graca, M. de Menezes R. Ascott & M.A. González Valerio at the Conference ΤΤΤ2017
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Well-known personalities of contemporary art and science will be this year’s keynote speakers for the international interdisciplinary conference of the Ionian University taking place in Corfu: Gunalan Nadarajan, Irina Aristarkhova, Luis Graca, Marta de Menezes, Roy Ascott and María Antonia González Valerio.

Conference TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE in Art and Science (TTT2017)

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Gunalan Nadarajan, an art theorist and curator working at the intersections of art, science and technology, is Dean and Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. He has served in a variety of academic roles in teaching, academic administration and research for over two decades. Prior to joining University of Michigan, he was Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Arts. He also had previous appointments as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Arts and Architecture, Pennsylvania State University and Dean of Visual Arts at the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore ( Short CV Νέο παράθυρο).

Irina Aristarkhova, author of Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture (Columbia University Press, 2012) and Associate Professor of Art & Design, History of Art and Women's Studies at the Penny. W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to moving to the US, she led a Cyberarts Research Initiative at the National University of Singapore and taught at Lasalle College of the Arts (Short CV Νέο παράθυρο).


Luis Graca has an MD from the University of Lisbon, Portugal; and a PhD in transplant immunology from the University of Oxford, UK. He developed his post-doctoral research first in Oxford and later at the Institute for Child Health Research, in Perth, Australia. He is currently Associate Professor at the Lisbon Medical School, directing a research group in cellular immunology at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Short CV Νέο παράθυρο).


Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist (b. Lisbon, 1975) with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden.
She has been exploring the intersection between Art and Biology, working in research laboratories demonstrating that new biological technologies can be used as new art medium ( Short CV Νέο παράθυρο).


Roy Ascott, artist and researcher at the domain of Cybernetics and Telematicsis President of the Planetary Collegium and the DeTao Master of Technoetic Arts at the Beijing DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. He is a Doctor Honoris Causa of Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (Short CV Νέο παράθυρο).


María Antonia González Valerio is a full-time professor of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature and of the postgraduate programs in Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Art History and Fine Arts, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She works within the research line of ontology-aesthetics and the interdisciplinary line of arts, sciences and humanities, specifically in the field of art that uses bio-media. ( Short CV Νέο παράθυρο).

The conference will take place in Corfu from May 26th to 28th, 2017 continuing to explore the theme “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science” within the frame of the 11th Audiovisual Arts Festival, organized by the Ionian University (May 20 - June 11, 2017, Corfu). This year's conference is dedicated to all those who keep pushing the limits further than the next gadget and understand the essential role of fantasy when synchronized with reality. One step further, one more time, knowing that the truly opening dimension might be towards the voyaging of consciousness (detailed description: http://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/2017/en/description/ Νέο παράθυρο).