NFF 2003 Conference

  • Date: July 31, 2003
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Venue: Roundhouse Community Centre - Multi C


Roundhouse Community Centre – Multi C
Presenting Sponsor: MATRIX

Thursday, July 31st – Saturday, August 2nd
10:00am – 6:30pm

Conference coordinators: Camille Baker & Cindy Poremba

The NFF 2003 Conference is expanding! From last year’s two-hour ‘State of the Art’ panel to this year’s three-day conference, the NFF aims to provide a discussion forum for media artists, media students, academics and the community at large. Topics will explore such ideas as the theoretical basis of installation, technology-based sound, new cinema and digital performance art as well as such areas as 3D puppetry, subversive art practices and cyber-feminism. The NFF Conference offers over twenty presenters from North America, Europe and Australia, whose diverse backgrounds, practices and disciplines as part of the growth and development of media arts internationally. For full details please check out conference listings.

conference timetable:

Thursday, July 31st
Roundhouse Community and Cultural Centre

Video In panel discussion- WikionWiki (11:00am- 11:50am)

Heather Emery & Jim Bizzocchi- Presentations & Papers. (12:00pm-2:45pm)

Thecla Chiphorst & Susan Kozel – whispers interactive project

Roundtable: New Cinema & Performance Video  (4:00-5:00pm)

Jean Piche- New Cinema Production Process (5:00-6:00pm)

David Rokeby – Keynote Speaker – New Media Arts & Performance (6:15pm-7:00pm)

Friday, August 1st
Roundhouse Community & Cultural Centre

PhD Presentation – Alksandra Dulic & Kenneth Newby (11:00am-10:50pm)

Western Front Artist-In-Residence Performance/ PhD Presentation – Dianna Burgoye (12:00am-12:45pm)

Roundtable- Experience The Virtual – Virtual Performance (1:00am-2:20pm)

3D Performance: Semin Ry, Steve di Paola& Scot Gresham-Lancaster (2:30-4:00pm)

Roundtable: Exploring Sound Interaction – Sound Art, Audio and Music (4:00-5:30pm)

Friday, August 1
Roundhouse Community & Cultural Centre

Western Front Artist-in- Residence: Data Collection (10:00am-12:00pm)

Masters Presentations: Cindy Poremba & Camille Baker (12:30-1:00pm)

Games, Hacking and Art: Paul Cantanese (1:30-2:30pm)

Roundtable: Cyber-feminism (2:30-4:00pm)

Cycling 74: Max/MSP/Jitter & Artist Demos (4:00-6:00pm)

Roundtable: Digital Representation (4:00-5:15pm)

Roundtable: Graffiti, Hacking & Subversive Art Practices (5:15pm- 6:30pm)

New Forms Festival (NFF) 2003

NFF 2003 is an annual four-day festival celebrating innovations in art and technology. The festival can be broken down into four constituent parts: a gallery exhibition, conference, night performances and late night events. The theme of this year’s festival is inter[sec/ac]tion: focusing on art that is interactive, and highlighting the intersections between art, science and community. All three events components of NFF 2003 will explore the following media in relation to this year’s theme: digital art, music, video, performance, installation and immersive environments.

The gallery includes interactive installation art, live presentation performances, a station, and video screening room. Come down and vote on your favorite net and video artist as part of the ZeD CBC People’s Choice Short Awards. The conference features presentations and roundtables on contemporary media, arts and cultural issues. The night performances will range from experimental audio-visual cinematic remixing, to interactive technology performance art, to sound art and experimental jazz. The late night events include a shared, sound kit, lab-top musical exploration and a tribute to break beat culture augmented by interactive visual software. Please check out our website for special events announcements.

NFF 2003 will be held in Vancouver, B.C. from Wednesday, July 30th to Saturday, August 2nd at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Scotia Dance Centre and New Forms Media Centre. We invite you to enjoy!