Chair: Dr. Michel F. van Dartel

Every year, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media invites a small group of up-and-coming artists to spend their summer in the V2_Lab for an intense short-term residency. During these so-called Summer Sessions, the selected artists are given the opportunity to develop an artwork in close collaboration with V2_’s expert developers, curator and project managers.

This year’s Summer Sessions will welcome another selection of up-and-coming artists into the V2_Lab to work on projects in the fields of augmented reality, wearable technology, and ecology – the three central research themes of the V2_Lab. By holding these Summer Sessions residencies in parallel, V2_ aims to promote a creative synergy between these up-and-coming artists.

In this special edition of V2_’s Test_Lab program at ISEA2011, the outcome of the Summer Sessions 2011 will be presented. As it is custom to V2_’s Test_Lab, the projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to assess the artworks hands-on.

The panel artists and their projects will be selected in May 2011 and their information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Bios of the Participants

Michel F. van Dartel
Michel F. van Dartel, Ph.D, is curator at V2_, the Institute for the Unstable Media, where he developed the event series Test_Lab, a platform to demonstrate, test, present, and/or discuss contemporary artistic research and development (aRt&D). Prior to his current appointment at V2_, he worked at Maastricht University as a researcher in the cognitive sciences. Michel holds an MSc. in Cognitive Psychology and a Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence.

The panel artists will be selected in May 2011 and their biographies will be posted as soon as available.

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