The 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium will be hosted at Texas Woman’s University April 20th-21st, 2018. The two day symposium, organized around the theme “Humanizing the Digital,” offers an overview of activity in the many areas of digital fabrication and emerging media. An exciting group of artists and researchers approaching digital fabrication from multiple fields present their work through moderated panel presentations, workshops, round table discussions and a corresponding exhibition.
The symposium is structured to promote cross-disciplinary exchange with a lateral approach to pedagogy that reflects the maker culture and community. With this in mind, rather than one featured keynote speaker, the symposium is structured around moderated panel presentations including Embodiment & Technology, Adaptation & Play, and Process & Practice.
Attendees participate in conceptualizing and exploring the challenges and unique processes within the emerging field of digital fabrication through hands-on workshops and round table discussions.
A corresponding exhibition, Humanizing the Digital, will showcase artworks created by invited artists presenting at the symposium who work with emerging technologies. The exhibition, curated by Gallery Director Danielle Avram, Assistant Professor Julie Libersat and Associate Professor Colby Parsons, is on view in the East & West Galleries in the Department of Visual Arts at TWU. In the Project Space, an exhibition of work created by graduate students from TWU's Department of Visual Arts and UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design.
The Symposium is coorganized by Associate Professor Colby Parsons, Assistant Professor Julie Libersat and Gallery Director Danielle Avram with the generous support of Associate Professor James Thurman from UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design. Support for the symposium has been made possible by the Department of Visual Arts at TWU, the College of Arts and Sciences, The Onstead Institute, UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design and the North Texas Digital Fabrication Group.