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 seeks for high-level contributions addressing several of those aspects with a special focus on at least one of them:
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.
Guest editors: Joaquin Fargas (Maimonides University, Argentina)
Guest editors: Natalia Matewecki (National University of La Plata, Argentina)
Guest editors: Dr Charu Monga (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India)
Guest editors: Nuno N. Correia (University of Greenwich, United Kingdom)
Guest editors: Andy Connor (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Guest editors: Predrag Nikolic (Shantou University, China)
Predrag K. Nikolic is Associate Professor at Cheung Kong School of Art and Design, Shantou University, in China. He is an interaction designer and an interactive media artist who holds a PhD in Digital Media and a Master in Business Administration. 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 artworks, such as MindCatcher, InnerBody, Ciklosol, Before & Beyond, Vroom, Robosophy Philosophy, VR Restaurant and Digital Lolipop were exhibited and presented worldwide at the Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Technarte, Singapore Science Center, Hong Kong – Shenzhen Design Biennial, Maison Shanghai, National Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade, Museum of Education in Belgrade, etc.
Before joining Shantou University, professor Nikolic was Dean of the Faculty of Digital Production in Novi Sad, Global Digital Director at Grey Worldwide, Global Digital Director at J. Walter Thomson Worldwide, Global Head of Digital at Ogilvy Greece, Head of Digital Marketing at Groundlink New York USA, Managing Director at JadePremier London UK and professional services consultant at YAHOO.
During his twenty years long career in the creative industry, he conceptualised and designed digital presence and digital media campaigns for the clients such as Czech Airlines, IBM, Telenor, Coca-Cola, Credit Agricole Bank, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Mars, H&M, etc.
Predrag K Nikolic has published numerous research papers in the field of artificial intelligence aesthetics, design for behaviour change, collective creativity, mix-experiential reality, multi-sensory interfaces, interactivity and interface design. He lectures at universities, act as Chair in committees and giving speeches at international conferences.
You can follow his work on the www.predragnikolic.com.