Given the accelerated changes and deeply interconnected activities of the times we are living in, creativity is a key factor of disruptive future developments. Creative and entertainment industries nowadays represent more than 3% of the GDP in Europe and they range from creative content providers (TV & radio, fashion, music) through creative experience providers (movies and music experience) to creative services providers (advertising, design, architecture).
Creative services, contents and experiences present knowledge requirements that are defined increasingly beyond a single discipline and appear to lie in a sound engagement among the creative practitioner (artist/designer/composer/entertainer), the engineer and the scientist. Digital arts, creative industries, and (tele)communication + (social) signal processing speak the language of convergence rather than autonomy. Their interaction calls for special attention now more than ever.
The journal is not limited to only specific aspects of creative technologies but also open to considering the high-level and innovative contributions from a wide range of subfields, especially articles of interdisciplinary nature.
Some of the journal topics are:
Creative Industries - the paper can describe a whole industrial project or framework integrating creative technologies for domains such as:
Scientific topics - the paper can focus on scientific tools for creative industries on topics such as:
Additional materials such as videos of installations and setups, public/users reactions and comments, or demo links are welcome.
Special issue on Exploration of Digital Future
Manuscript Submission deadline: 2021-02-26
Notification of Acceptance: 2021-04-16
Submission of final revised paper: 2021-05-26
Publication of special issue (Tentative): 2021-09-04
Predrag K. Nikolic is Associate Professor and Principal Investigator in AI.R at ShanghaiTech University School of Creativity and Art, Shanghai, China. He is an interactive media designer, digital media expert and a media artist who holds a PhD in Digital Media and an MBA. His research focuses on intelligent interfaces, robot creativity, AI aesthetics and design for behavioural changes. He mixes experiential reality, artificial intelligence, and responsive environments to engage an audience in new types of interactive experiences and media perceptions. His design and artworks, such as Botorikko, MindCatcher, InnerBody, Ciklosol, Before & Beyond, Vrroom, Robosophy Philosophy, Digital Lolipop, In_Visible Island were exhibited worldwide and presented at the Ars Electronica Festival, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Technarte USA, Technarte Spain, Singapore Science Center, Hong Kong – Shenzhen Design Biennial, Maison Shanghai, National Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade, National Museum of Education in Belgrade.
Before joining ShanghaiTech University School of Creativity and Art, Predrag Nikolic was a professor at Shantou University School of Art and Design China, Dean of Faculty of Digital Production at Educons University Serbia, Visiting Professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design Norway, Researcher at Aalto University Finland, Global Digital Director at Grey Germany, Global Digital Director at J. Walter Thomson Germany, Global Head of Digital at Ogilvy Greece, Head of Digital Marketing at Groundlink USA, Consultant at Yahoo USA and Managing Director at JadePremier United Kingdom. During his career in a creative industry, he conceptualized and designed digital media presence for the clients such as Telenor, IBM, Nestle, H&M, Mars, Coca-Cola, Credit Agricole Bank, Yahoo, Czech Airlines and many others.
Predrag K. Nikolic has published numerous research papers in the field of artificial intelligence aesthetics, robot creativity, robot–robot interaction, design for behaviour change, collective creativity, mix-experiential reality, multi-sensory interfaces, interactivity and interface design. He lectures at universities and giving speeches at international conferences such as EmTech MIT, Technarte, SIGGRAPH, INTETAIN, MobilityIOT, Smart City 360, etc. Professor Nikolic is European Alliance for Innovation Fellow, listed artist in Leonardo Electronic Directory, SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Member, international exhibitions curator and serves on many conference committees.
More about prof. Nikolic you can find on www.predragnikolic.com