Artech 2010: Envisioning Digital Spaces, the 5th International Conference of Digital Arts :: April, 21 – 23, 2010 – Guimarães, Portugal :: Full papers submission: November 27, 2009.
Artech 2010 is the fifth international conference held on the topic of Digital Arts. It aims at promoting contacts between Iberian and International contributors concerned with the concept, production and dissemination of Digital and Electronic Art.
Artech 2010 aims at bringing the scientific, technological and artistic community together, while promoting the interest in the digital culture and its intersection with art and technology as an important research field, a common space for discussion and exchange of experiences, a forum for emerging digital artists and a way of understanding and being delighted with new forms of digital expression.
Artech 2010 includes new topics concerning the relation between digital culture, architecture and design. In traditional design processes, architects work with aesthetic, functional, technical, economic and social elements in order to achieve a final structural design proposal. Generative Computational Design processes share these same concerns, despite the fact that innovative digital tools are forcing new approaches for architectural design to emerge. If in the past paradigms, architects have built what they could represent and represented what they could build, in the new emerging paradigms they are less limited in this regard, due to the integration of generative design systems with digital production technologies including, among others, virtual reality and ambient intelligent artifacts.