This new international symposium focussed on performance in technology mediated environments and brought together performance practitioners (from music, dance, theatre and new media), composers, and theorists in order to discuss a wide variety of topics on performances informed by new technologies. The symposium was a one day event taking place during the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music in Belfast.

General Overview (word files)
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Programme with abstracts (pdf file)

Date: 29th of April 2006 (morning and afternoon)
Location: Sonic Arts Research Center/Belfast,

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Keynote Speakers:
Susan Broadhurst: Writer and practitioner in the creative arts. She is currently Subject Leader of Drama Studies at Brunel University. She is the author of "Liminal Acts: A Critical Overview of Contemporary Performance and Theory " (1999); " Digital Practices: A Critical Overview and Neuroesthetic Approach to Performance and Technology (forthcoming, 2005), and " Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity (forthcoming, 2006). Sue is also co-editor of the Body, Space & Technology online journal.

Ben Watson: Wire contributor, Trotskyist and Zappaphile, Watson has written extensively on themes such as pop culture, situationism, punk, Adorno, Frank Zappa and improvisation. He is the author of "The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play" , "Derek Bailey and the Story of Improvisation", and "Art, Class and Cleavage".

Other speakers included Clarisse Bardiot, Jeff Hannam, Simon Waters, Alastair Bannerman, Michelle Kasprzak, Anthony Braxton and Atau Tanaka.