Ada Lovelace Day 2013

Talks by the artists Natalie Dower and Layla Curtis as part of Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. We are hosting a special evening at the Government Art Collection on Tuesday 15 October 2013 from 18.30-20.30.

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Line of Enquiry, is a talk by artist Natalie Dower, 'The metamorphoses that the art scene has undergone over the last 50 years can be partly attributed to the huge flow of knowledge via the internet. The fascination with 'what things look like' now competes with stimuli from every possible subject or discipline. Each artist has the problem of deciding where the balance lies, between visual experience and ideas, and I will try to explain my choice'.

Artist Layla Curtis will give a talk about her ongoing online artwork Antipodes. This constantly updating website collects live images from webcams located on exact opposite sides of the planet and allows viewers to simultaneously view footage from places as far away from each other as it is possible to be. See her website: http://www.antipodes.uk.com/

Antipodes is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, in association with Spacex. Supported by Arts Council England.