Heritage and the Creative Industry

Date: 15 – 16 January, 2015​​

Venue: Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University

Address: 60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673

 

Synopsis

Heritage and the Creative Industry

“Heritage poses the challenge of innovation in a new way: How does the new integrate with the old?” This was the key question raised by Helga Nowotny (co-founder and former president of the European Research Council) in her keynote address at the 1st Singapore Heritage Science Conference on Heritage science as a complex system: The embarrassment of complexity: A phase of transition?

Heritage is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary domain that investigates and pioneers integrated action plans and solutions in response to, and in anticipation of, the challenges arising from cultural heritage issues in society. Heritage is closely linked to the history and identity of communities.

With so many heritage experts who document the human experiences of past generations and make this treasure available in the present digital era, in the 2nd Singapore Heritage Science Conference, we will focus on the creative industries “architecture, arts and antique markets, crafts, design (industrial, communication and fashion), publishing, film, video, and photography, radio and television, software, computer games and electronic publishing, advertising, music and the visual and performing arts”.

We invited distinguished speakers with a record of blending heritage and innovation. The common denominator for all speakers is that they use inter- and trans- disciplinary methods to understand the systems they work in.
Our goal is to enhance skills in academic research, critical analysis and interpretation while testing multimedia tools for data organization, visualization and performative manifestations in collaboration with the creative industry.

We warmly invite you to participate in what promises to be an exciting conference.

Andrea NANETTI and CHEONG Siew Ann
Conference Chairs

 

[Programme]

 

Videos & Presentation Slides

Welcome address by Andrea Nanetti (Associate Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University),
Cheong Siew Ann (Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University),
and Jan W. Vasbinder (Director, Para Limes, Nanyang Technological University)
Biography

 

Keynote address

Chair: Alan Chan
Dean, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Biography

Speaker: Harold Thwaites
Consultant Professor & Director of the 3CDI, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Panel 1: From Heritage to Creative Industry

Chair: Vibeke Sorensen
Chair of School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography

Speaker: Nanci Takeyama
Assistant Professor in Product Design, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & Abstract │ Presentation

 

Speaker: Masahito Kawamori
Project Professor at the Media and Governance School, Keio University, Japan
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Speaker: Luca Zan
Director of GIOCA (Innovation an Organization of Culture and the Arts), University of Bologna, Italy
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Speaker: James Morris
Director of the Web Media Production Programme, Ravensbourne, London, United Kingdom
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Q&A

 

Panel 2: Heritage & Craftsmanship

Chair: Peer M. Sathikh
Associate Chair of School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography

Speaker: Galina Mihaleva
Assistant Professor in Technology, Art and Fashion, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & Abstract Presentation

 

Speaker: Francesco Iannone
Lighting Designer with Consuline, Milan, Italy
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Speaker: Richard Kearns
Independent artist, Singapore
Biography & Abstract │ Presentation

 

Q&A

 

Panel 3: Immersive Spaces

Chair: Ben Shedd, Academy Award Winner, Professor, Digital Filmmaking, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography

Speaker: Semir Zeki
Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London, United Kingdom
Biography & Abstract Presentation

 

Speaker: Sandro Parrinello
Assistant Professor in Architectural Drawing, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia, Italy
Biography & Abstract │Presentation 12 & 3

 

Speaker: Scott Lukas
Chair, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Lake Tahoe Community College, United States
Biography & Abstract │ Presentation 1 & 2

 

Speakers: Kenneth Feinstein and James Morris
Assistant Professor of Film, Interaction and Game Design, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Speaker: Luo ShenShen
PhD Student, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Q&A

 

Panel 4: “Recording” Heritage

Chair: Robert Casteels
Independent Conductor, Researcher and Composer, Singapore
Biography

Speaker: Nicole Revel
Senior Researcher Emeritus, CNRS, Paris, France and Dr Honoris Causa (Humanities) at Ateneo de Manila University
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Speaker: Ross Williams
Assistant Professor in Sound Design, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography & AbstractPresentation

 

Q&A

 

Screening of selected animated shorts on Heritage Inspired Art of Animation

Curator: Ishu Patel
Visiting Professor, School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
Biography

Closing session by Andrea Nanetti and Cheong Siew Ann
Conference Chairs