Assistant Professor Angeliki Malakasioti participates in the conference Uncommon Senses III: The Future of the Senses, which is organized by Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 6-9 May, 2021. Her talk is titled: “Design Studios: For/Through/Within technological transcendencies” and will take place virtually on Sunday 9th May on 9.30 (Montreal/Eastern Standard Time or EST).
The nature of art, architectural and digital media design is rapidly evolving, undergoing changes and transitions following swiftly technological advances. Digitality appears to be inherent in the creative processes itself, as well as in the creators’ ontological delineation. The designer or artist cannot be regarded as detached from the process of creation neither from the culture in which one belongs. Contemporary cultural observation and investigation is offered as an opportunity to encompass individual research, concept formation, design and representation of ideas, theories, and concepts in the context of art, architecture and design practices.
This talk will present reflections on a series of architectural and design studios in the fields of Atmospheres, Digital Media Design and Visual Arts that build on the aforementioned educational approach. Inspired by the first cyberspatial definitions and their mental dimensions, this discussion will be grounded in the concept of ‘transcendence’ of digitality and our sensory ontologies, and in how this quality can be implemented in education as a research and design tool.
A sequence of art and design studio investigations will be presented, including abstracts of chatbot interviews on the notion of the body, fictional animated scenarios, future campaigns’ design for imaginary products, as well as artistic animations of transcendental spaces and concepts relating to the digital domain.
More information can be found at the conference portal: