The Cade Conference is a major international event for those interested
in exploring ideas converging at the intersection of pedagogical methods,
arts, design, science, and technology.
this is the first Cade conference to be held outside europe, and we invite
you to join delegates from australia, Usa, denmark, Canada, United
Kingdom, germany, turkey, new Zealand, Japan and Italy.
Over three stimulating days, forty educators, creative arts practitioners and
theorists at the forefront of their practise will explore the latest research
and technologies. they will discover new professional methodologies for
creative arts education as they contemplate the theme ‘stillness’.
Cade 2007 will challenge and stimulate you to consider the paradox of
‘stillness’ in the face of emergent technologies.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1: an insight into symbiotica’s Masters in
Biological arts – a course facilitating research at the intersection of
art and science.
PRESENTERS: Oron Catts (australia), artistic director of symbiotica,
Ionat Zurr (australia), Co-ordinator of
Master of Biological arts, artist/ researcher/Curator;
The Masters in Biological arts is an innovative course offered through
the Faculty of Life and Physical science at the University of Western
australia. the course is designed for art practitioners, scientists and
humanities scholars who wish to engage in interdisciplinary studies as
a foundation for creative bioresearch.
Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr specialise in tissue technologies as a medium
for artistic expression. they co-founded the tissue Culture and art
Project (tC&a) in 1996. this project investigates human relationships
with different gradients of life through the construction and growth
of a new class of object and being – the semi-Living. tC&a has been
exhibited in galleries and museums throughout europe, north america,
asia and australia in events such as ars electronica (2000), the 2002
adelaide Biennale of australian art, and Isea.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2: a discussion reflecting on twenty-one years
of change and achievements by the association for Computer aided
art and design education (aCaade, the precursor of today’s Cade), in
which Paul Brown will explore computational aesthetics in art schools.
PRESENTER: Paul Brown (australia), Professor, University of sussex;
Paul Brown has been specialising in the convergence of art, science and
technology since the late 1960s, and in computational and generative
art since the mid 1970s. He has exhibited internationally over the past
four decades and participated in exhibitions at the tate, Victoria &
albert, and ICa in the UK; the adelaide Festival; arCO in spain and
the Venice Biennale. He is represented in public, corporate, and private
collections in australia, asia, europe, russia and the Usa.
Paul Brown became the founding head of the UK’s national Centre for
Computer aided art and design in 1984. In 1994 he returned to australia,
after a two-year appointment as Professor of art and technology at
Mississippi state University, to head griffith University’s Multimedia
Unit. In 1996 was the founding adjunct Professor of Communication
design at the Queensland University of technology.