Touch and Go Special Issue Launch, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesday 26th September 2012
Watermans Arts Centre
40 High Street
London TW8 0DS

An introduction by Lanfranco Aceti about Touch and Go, a special LEA issue produced on the occasion of Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art; a year-long festival coinciding with the Olympics and Paralympics in London hosting a series of installations that explore the impact of technology in art as well as the meaning, boundaries and issues of interaction and participation.

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac special issue Touch and Go is the result of discussions and the themes explored during the year-long Festival seminars at Watermans in collaboration with Goldsmiths University of London including audience engagement, new media geographies, digital art and illusion, gesture and art in virtual reality.

This issue explores the role interactivity and participation, as well as light art and new media approaches to the public space, may play in fostering engagement and shared forms of participation.

The Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art has been made possible with the kind support of:

London Borough of Hounslow
Arts Council England
The Outer London Fund
Goldsmiths, University of London
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
The Japan Foundation
The Australian Government through the Australia Council and the NSW
Government through Arts NSW
Royal Holloway, University of London
Action Sharing and Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e
Agricoltura di Torino
Bonfiglioli Transmissions
Show Laser Systems
Atelier Michel Delarasse
Athens Video Art Festival