Everyday Creativity
ACM Creativity & Cognition 2009
ACM 2009

Interactive Demonstrations and Posters
When: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Where: International House, UC Berkeley, California USA
Doors open: 6pm - 9pm (TBC)
Fee: Free to CC09 conference attendees

The evening of Interactive Demonstrations and Posters gives participants a chance to experience cutting edge research and experimental art works in a stimulating and envigorating environment. This year we focus on work that supports and extends the creative process. Light refreshments will be provided.

Art Exhibition and Live Performances
When: Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Where: Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California USA
Doors open: 6:30pm - 10pm (TBC); open to the public
Fee: Free to CC09 conference attendees; limited number of tickets available at the door for the general public

Artists-performers-makers-scientists will descend on the Berkeley Art Museum for an evening of performative and interactive delights happening in/on/around the Creativity and Cognition 09 conference. Inspired by the theme of "Everyday Creativity", the mobile, wearable, stand-alone and nomadic works on exhibit or performed will explore the invisible, unexpected and unanticipated in the everyday. Featured work from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia includes: Live Performances, Digital Live Art, Interactive Installations, Outdoor Projections,, and DJ/VJ sets.

The evening event will begin in the Berkeley Art Museum theatre - a space designed for 'happenings' in the 60s. Invited performers Professor Ernest Edmonds and Mark Fell will collaboratively perform Two Generative Pieces: Port Hacking and DC_Release a generative piece in which sound and image are integrated by operating with structures that can mediate between sound and vision, so that a unified work can be produced that integrates both. Ernest is the founder of the Creativity and Cognition conference series and Director of the Creativity and Cognition Studios at the University of Technology, Sydney. Fell is an interdisciplinary artist and curator living and working in Sheffield, UK.

Di Mainstone's Addressing the Unexpected performance will exhibit her interactive couture garments that playfully explore human behaviour. Investigating the landscape between ad-hoc performance, communal experience and wearable architectures, Di has collaborated with a range of international artistic institutions including include the Banff New Media Institute, XS Labs, Montreal, V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam and most recently Eyebeam in New York City. Di trained in fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art.

The invited performances will be followed by a number of outdoor installations and performances taking place in the museum garden and on the museum balconies and walls. A free buffet and welcome drinks will be provided at the venue. Additionally, the CC09 Art Exhibition will remain open for the duration of the evening event.

The Art Exhibition and Live Performances is collaboratively directed and curated by Sara Diamond (OCAD), Jennifer G. Sheridan (BigDog Interactive) and Daniela Rosner (UC Berkeley). Special thanks goes to Dennis Love and Richard Rinehart at the Berkeley Art Museum for inspiration and to our sponsors.

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