EASTN-DC, European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity (EASTN-DC), is a network dedicated to the time-based digital arts: musical arts, visual arts, performing and interactive arts.

Cardiff School of Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University is delighted to be one of the partners in this major 4 year European funded project.  The project focuses on how researchers and academics, artists and designers, businesses and the general public can gain the maximum benefit from the rapid development of digital technology through exploration and collaboration. It’s about inspiring the public and business how digital technology can be useful and relevant through CSAD’s project team’s creative initiatives.

Over five years the CSAD project team will be working individually and with invited Artists and Creatives in Residence on a series of exciting projects, inviting the public into the School to experience and share their ideas culminating with a festival in March 2021. 

Project leader Dr Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos is a musician and artist, conducting transdisciplinary research and creating work at the intersection of art, science and technology.  Ingrid Murphy is a ceramicist who works with digital fabrication processes, 3D Design, sculpture and augmented reality.  Paul Granjon is media art and performance artist working with self-made machines. Dr Jon Pigott creates sound sculpture, sound art and kinetic art and researches material processes, digital fabrication and electronic systems. Dr Martyn Woodward’s research explores the intermingled relationship between human experience, the created/designed world of artefacts and what we might call the ‘non-human’ world of matter and materials.

During the project the team will be sharing their knowledge with CSAD’s students, staff and visitors as well as the project partners across Europe, in the USA, Canada and Brazil and using CSAD’s extensive technical facilities including FabLab Cardiff.

About the EASTN-DC network

The EASTN network was established 5 years ago and identified a lack of interaction and collaboration between researchers, creatives, educators and communicators working in digital technology. 

EASTN-DC was launched with the aim of:

Generating synergy between researchers, creatives, educators, communicators and policy makers at European level.

Proposing new models for cooperation and digital content production connecting Art, Science and Technology.

Establishing a sustainable base for a large European network in the field of time-based digital arts.

To do this, EASTN-DC has gathered 16 partners in 13 different countries from Europe to the Americas. They will host and exchange about 70 creators at 16 international events over 4 years. These will frame a new and systemic approach promoting knowledge sharing, learning and creativity across their institutions, with industry and the general public. Cardiff School of Art and in Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of the EU partners.

Project partners

EU Coordinator:

  • ACROE, Grenoble, France

Research EU-Partners:

  • Grenoble INP, Grenoble, France
  • Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales
  • ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • MisoMusicPortugal, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
  • Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden
  • iMAL, Brussels, Belgium
  • Ljudmila, Ljubjana, Slovenia
  • SMAC de Romans, Romans-sur-Isère, France
  • Cuneo Conservatorio, Cuneo, Italy
  • The University of Manchester, Manchester, England

Research non-EU Partners:

  • Stanford University, Stanford, USA 
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil