Going Digital: On Innovations
Innovation in Art, Architecture, and Technology: Shaping the Creative Futures
The theme of the conference is innovation and creativity in modern society, with the focus on art, architecture, technology, and science as being among the leading proponents of innovative change. Innovation has always been present in human endeavors to solve problems, organize community better, improve the quality of life, work more efficiently, and so on. However, the digital age has brought about unprecedented challenges as well as possibilities of innovation in all spheres of daily life, resulting in a growing need for inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary approach in, art, architecture, science and technology.
As Lucas Dietrich explained in the preface of 60: Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future “…The future of innovation is no longer in the hands of the scientist, artist or designer working alone in a lab, loft or studio… It is a creative, collective, humanist enterprise that seeks to find new solutions to the problems of our planet and its future.” More and more, we are seeing the blurring of boundaries between art and science, architecture and computational design, physical and virtual spaces and selves, fiction and reality, all due to the development of new media technologies and innovations they introduce in modern society. Thus, Warren Steinkraus identifies five types of artistic innovation: “the exploration of new technique or materials deriving from technology; the inclusion of ‘incidental novelties’ or doing something new with something old; the application of self-imposed rules for creation; radical departure from tradition; and finally a creative advance within a tradition of such magnitude that it transcends the four previous categories.” These types or principles of innovation also apply to other fields, giving rise to new, hybrid or liminal disciplines in both sciences and humanities.
The call is addressed to researchers and professionals in the following fields: art (visual art, applied art, performance art, new media art, biogenetic and transgenic art), photography, graphic design, fashion, and advertizing; architecture (green architecture, sustainable architecture, wet architecture, digital architectural design, smart interior design); emerging communication and information technologies (ICT), AI research, neuroscience, and biotechnology; culture studies, theory of art, philosophy, and communication studies. We invite the submission of original papers related to (but not limited to) the following topics.
In this sense, the conference topics are:
• New media arts, computational design and architecture
• Creative space: the interior, green space, built world / street world, augmented space
• Living architecture
• Cyber space / cyber art / cyber culture studies
• Virtual and augmented reality in art and architecture
• Innovation in IT / enhanced use
• Globalization and new media
• Rethinking the “New” in "New Media" / Remedialization
• Neuroscience and/in art
• Innovation and creativity in AI and AL
• Trans- and posthumanism in art
• Fashion and new media technologies
• Advertizing in the digital age
• Philosophy and theory of new media
Ružica Bogdanović, Phd is a Professor of Urban planning and Sustainable development at the Faculty of Architecture, Union University – Nikola Tesla in Belgrade and the Faculty of Transport Engineering, University of Belgrade. Main areas of interest in research and teaching include: urban planning, urban design, sustainable development.
She has initiated, conducted and implemented a number of scientific research projects as team leader and principal investigator. Has organized and moderated numerous panel discussions, round tables, national and international symposia. Author of numerous books and articles in professional journals. Presented papers at numerous national and international congresses and symposia.
Ružica Bogdanović contributes to the profession by active engagement in different professional organizations. She is a member of IsoCaRp, a delegate of Serbia in the ECTP, member of the Association of Serbian Town Planners, Society of Belgrade Urban Planners (was a Chairperson for 8 years, in two terms), Belgrade Association of Architects.
She received several awards for projects and books, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award “Emilijan Josimovic Grand Award”.