xCoAx 2021

xCoAx 2021
Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
12–16 July 2021, (Graz) online

Program now online at https://2021.xcoax.org/#program
Opening and content unveiling: Monday, 12th July, 6:00 PM CEST
Keynote speakers: Yuk Hui and Špela Petrič

xCoAx is an international conference that explores the frontiers of digital art with a multidisciplinary investigation on aesthetics, computing, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all. After visiting Milan, Madrid, Lisbon, Bergamo, Glasgow, Porto and Cyberspace, in 2021 xCoAx goes hybrid in Graz, Austria under the auspices of IEM, the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, and online.
xCoAx 2021 is a totally open event where everyone can attend and join the discussion!

Opening event:
The opening of xCoAx 2021 will take place on Zoom on July 12th at 6PM CEST. The Organising Committee will be extremely happy to welcome you there to meet, greet, network, and exchange impressions and opinions. This will also be the moment when all content is made available online.

Papers have been organised as follows:
There are 6 different sessions, where papers with stimulating connections and overlaps were put together. The authors were invited to record a 15-minute presentation of their work. There will be Q&A panels with the audience at times and in Zoom sessions as indicated in the Program (available soon). You can access all the material: abstracts, papers in PDF format and video presentations by accessing xCoAx’s website at 2021.xcoax.org and clicking on “Paper Sessions” in the navigation menu (available July 12). You can join the discussion on Twitter by replying to the tweet at the end of each session page.

Artworks have been organised as follows:
The xCoAx 2021 website features a page for each artwork that was selected for the exhibition, where the artists present their work with visual documentation, an abstract, a prerecorded artist talk and other media assets. All of the artwork presentations will be streamed on YouTube, and there will be two roundtables in Zoom with the artists and audience. You can access each artwork’s page by accessing xCoAx’s website at 2021.xcoax.org and clicking on “Exhibition” in the navigation menu (available July 12). You can join the discussion on Twitter by replying to the tweet at the end of each artwork’s page.

Performances have been organised as follows:
The xCoAx 2021 website includes a page for each selected performance, where the performers illustrate their work with a video, an abstract, a prerecorded artist talk and other media assets. There will be roundtables in Zoom with performers and audience. You can access each work’s page by accessing xCoAx’s website at 2021.xcoax.org and clicking on “Performances” in the navigation menu (available July 12). You can join the discussion on Twitter by replying to the tweet at the end of each performance’s page.

The Doctoral Symposium has been organised as follows:
Doctoral students whose research proposals were accepted were invited to a discussion and feedback session with our chairs Angela Ferraiolo and Marko Ciciliani. The symposium has usually taken place in a more secluded part of xCoAx, and we kept with this tradition by not recording the online session to allow for a more relaxed environment where to exchange opinions and give advice. However, the xCoAx 2021 website features a page with all the research proposals discussed during the symposium, which you can access by going to xCoAx’s website at 2021.xcoax.org and clicking on “Doctoral Symposium” in the navigation menu (available July 12).

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For further information on the conference and press materials, please contact the xCoAx team at info@xcoax.org

Organizing committee:
André Rangel, David Pirrò, Hanns Holger Rutz, Jason Reizner, Luís Pinto Nunes, Luísa Ribas, Mario Verdicchio, Miguel Carvalhais.

Authors, papers:
Alberto Novello, Alex Heilmair, Alex McLean, Alexia Achilleos, Ana Matilde Sousa, André Santos, André Silva, Andrew Sidsworth, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Corneel Cannaerts, Daniel Bisig, Dejan Grba, Elizabeth Wilson, Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri, Gaspar Cohen, Hanns Holger Rutz, Iannis Zannos, João Correia, João Pedro Ribeiro, Jorge Forero, Julia Uhr, Kit Kuksenok, Ludwig Zeller, Luísa Ribas, Marc Bohlen, Marilia Lyra Bergamo, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Marisa Satsia, Martin Rumori, Michiel Helbig, Miguel Carvalhais, Nayarí Castillo, Nicola Privato, Pedro Cardoso, Pedro Ferreira, Pedro Martins, Pedro Silva, Penousal Machado, Robin Renwick, Shawn Lawson, Stefano Kalonaris, Tiago Martins.

Authors, exhibition:
Aaron Oldenburg, Alberto de Campo, Alex Bundy, Alexander Kremser, Alisa Kobzar, Alyssa Aska, Ben Benhorin, Daniele Pozzi, Dávid Maruscsák, David Schmudde, Fabian Weiss, Hannah Wolfe, Hannes Hoelzl, Hanns Holger Rutz, Jim Reeve-Baker, Jules Rawlinson, Kai-Luen Liang, Kyle Booten, Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, Mariana Seiça, Máté Bredán, Mátyás Boldizsár, Nayarí Castillo, Nima Bahrehmand, Pedro Martins, Rihards Vitols, Robert Lisek, S4NTP, Şölen Kıratlı, Stephen Roddy, Tasos Asonitis, Tiago Martins, Tivon Rice, Zoe Li.

Authors, performances:
Daniel Bisig, Ephraim Wegner, Harald Kimmig, Karl F. Gerber, Mariana Seiça, Nuno Lourenço, Pedro Martins, Ryan Olivier, Sérgio M. Rebelo, Seth D. Thorn, Viola He, Yuzhu Chai.

xCoAx is organized by:
IEM, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Bauhaus University Weimar, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto, University of Bergamo, CIEBA, CITAR, i2ADS, INESC TEC.

Place online
Date 12 to 16 of July of 2021