SICSA DVF Professor Sheelagh Carpendale, Interdisciplinarity, tricky authorship questions and endlessly fascinating interaction

Date(s) - 14/05/2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

Talk by Professor Sheelagh Carpendale

Interdisciplinarity, tricky authorship questions and endlessly fascinating interaction

ABSTRACT: For more than a couple of decades there has been considerable discussion about the potential of an exciting interdisciplinary space that exists between art, design and computer science. While great collaborations and fantastic pieces have emerged, the space itself still seems fraught with difficulties. I will talk about my experiences in this space illustrated some examples of work from my lab. In particular, I will discuss our, still developing, perspective on authorship questions and a recent exploration into the possibilities of endlessly fascinating interaction.

BIO: Sheelagh Carpendale is a SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellow to Scotland this May. She is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Visualisation and NSERC/AITF/SMART Technologies Industrial Research Chair in Interactive Technologies. She has received many awards including the E.W.R. NSERC STEACIE Memorial Fellowship; a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts Interactive Awards); an ASTech Innovations in Technology Award; and the CHCCS Achievement Award. She leads the Innovations in Visualization (InnoVis) research group and initiated interdisciplinary graduate programs in Computational Media Design. Her research on information visualisation, large interactive displays, and new media draws on her background in Computer Science, Art and Design (Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr, Institute of Art and Design, Sheridan College, School of Design). She has found the combined visual arts and computing science background invaluable in her information visualisation research.

The Host of this Research Seminar is Dr David Flatla

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