Aalborg University, as a partner of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), are active in steering the 7th Arts and Technology international conference: http://artsit.org. The conference is co-located with the 3rd DLI international conference on Design, Learning and Innovation (see http://designlearninginnovation.org) that takes place October 24-26, 2018.
The events result in a Springer LNICST book and selected extended papers in International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART) or EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies journal.
Hot off the press is the news that for the 2018 edition, there are record numbers of submitted papers - also that accepted keynote speakers are Professor Yvonne Rogers (Interaction Design luminary figure as director of the Interaction Centre at UCL (UCLIC), and a deputy head of the Computer Science department at University College London and Tony Brooks (lecturer in ArT + Medialogy in AAU).
The co-located international events will be hosted in Braga, Portugal by university of Minho. Braga, as host city, is newly listed on UNESCO’s prestigious Creative City of Media Arts network (UCCN) that fosters international cooperation with and between cities that have identified creativity as a strategic driver and enabler for sustainable urban regeneration and development.
Today the Network brings together 116 cities from 54 countries, working towards common objectives: placing creativity and cultural industries at the core of local development plans, and actively cooperating through inter-city partnerships at the international level.
Braga municipality consider this a great honour for the city as since its foundation Braga has been at the avant-garde of differing contemporary creative genres, whether under the Roman empire or during the sumptuous Baroque period. With each challenge, the city has become richer in diversity and more curious on advancing applied creativity in and across disciplines and fields relating artistic, scientific, technological and academic perspectives.