11th April 2003


The University of Lincoln in Hull will play host to the fifth Computers in Art and Design Education conference which takes place later this month.

CADE 2003 – the fifth biannual conference – will debate the impact that new
cutting edge technologies have on our working practices and the changing role
within our institutions.

Hosted by the Hull School of Art and Design, the four-day Computers in Art and
Design Education event will follow the theme of '(which) end of the line (s)?' and
will take place from 22nd to 25th April.

Visitors are being invited to register now for the conference which will be a forum for sharing ideas, good practice and creative solutions.  It will also provide an unusual mix of panel discussions, papers, presentations, demonstrations, tutorials, exhibitions/performances and workshops.

The conference will include keynote speakers Gerhardt Blechinger, Vice Dean of Research and Development at the University of Design and Art in Zurich, and Brian Minards, Director of Learning and Technology from the School of Design at the University of Leeds. 

An outline of the four-day programme is as follows:


Tuesday 22nd April – Day one of the conference commences with a free postgraduate forum at Hull Time Based Arts which will focus on recently completed or ongoing research for PhD and MA students.


The evening activity – ArCade IV – will take place at the university’s EICH gallery on George Street. ArCade IV is the fourth Open International Exhibition of Electronic Fine Art Prints and exhibition of international digital prints sponsored by Apple, which has attracted artists from across the globe.


Wednesday 23rd April – Professor Gerhardt Blechinger, Vice Dean of Research and Development at the University of Design and Art in Zurich, is the keynote speaker on day two as delegates discuss current media practice and how it relates to new technologies.  There will be interactive TV presentations by Kingston Interactive Television and the BBC – panel discussion chaired by Tome Holley, Creative Director of the Media Centre in Huddersfield – and a range of papers and demonstrations.


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The live art space in the Ferens Art Gallery will be the venue for a private viewing of Squid Soup’s Alt Zero, an experimental new media installation.  Alt Zero is described by Squid Soup as explorations in sound and space.  “If you could freeze-frame sound; explode it into its constituent parts and then freeze it, it would look something like Altzero4.”


Squid Soup is a group of interactive designers, artists and musicians whose aim is to expand current thought within interactive art and design.

The evening is being sponsored by the Visual Arts Data Service which will be launching a new website at the event.


Thursday 24th April – Thursday’s keynote speaker will be Anthony Rowe from Squid Soup and the theme for the day will be current art and design practice and new technologies.


In conjunction with Hull Film, delegates will be invited to an evening reception at Hull Screen for the showing of experimental digital films.


Friday 25th April – Brian Minards, Director of Learning and Technology at the School of Design at the University of Leeds, will provide the keynote speech and join delegates in discussion as to the future of art and design education and how it relates to the new technologies. 


“It is a privilege to host such a high-profile conference of this type,” said Sarah Humphreys, event co-ordinator and lecturer in Interactive Multimedia at the University of Lincoln.  “The conference is an excellent way for the art and design community to share ideas and creative solutions.”


Founded in 1993, CADE exists to promote the use of computers in art and design within higher education and has been successful in raising the profile of computers in the art and design community both nationally and internationally.


Registration for this event can be completed online at



For further information please contact Sarah Humphreys on 01482 462195 or email shumphreys@lincoln.ac.uk or write to Sarah Humphreys, University of Lincoln, Hull School of Art and Design, Wilberforce Drive, HULL, HU1 3DQ.




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