How to become an author in the digital era
he second public lecture as part of the NELT Education Program will be presented by prominent Serbian researcher software engineer and cross-media artist Uros Krčadinac.
About the lecture
The second public lecture as part of the NELT Education Program will be presented by prominent Serbian researcher of digital media, lecturer, writer, illustrator, software engineer and cross-media artist Uros Krčadinac.
Through the lecture How to approach your education if you want to become an author in the digital age, Uroš will explain the paths of creativity and art, as well as the issue of education of the so-called authors in the digital sphere, no matter what kind of media content they are dealing with – video games, films, interactive books, comics, data visualizations …
If one aspires to become an author – either to be called an artist, designer, new media artisan or narrator – how should he or she get educated? What should we study? How much should we read? Do we need a college degree? Are the craft skills more important than the academic status? Is traveling more important than a diploma? What is the connection between computer science, art, geography, literature and bad behavior?
In a peripheral environment with no valuable coordinate system, where neither safe nets nor serious regulatory mechanisms are in place, where there is either “state” or “market”, and where people in general are not aware of the importance of the language of digital media – how can a young person engage in such a creative adventure?
From April 2016 until March 2017, NELT is organizing the second cycle of its Nelt Educational Program for students, in collaboration with Nova Iskra and Gallery 12 Hub. The aim is for the participants to develop practical skills form the domains of design and new media, through teamwork and inspiration that will empower them to turn their ideas into real projects, whose further development may be supported by NELT.
Uros Krčadinac was born in 1984 in Pančevo. In his work, he seeks to link his experiences from the fields of computer science, visual arts, literature, animation and interactive design. As a lecturer at the Department of Digital Arts at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, he is responsible for the courses Programming for Artists and Designers and Interactive Design. At the moment he is finishing his PhD studies at the University of Belgrade (FON - Laboratory for Applied Artificial Intelligence), where he graduated as the best student of his generation. He is the co-author, co-publisher, designer and illustrator of the book Bantustan, an infographic travelogue-novel about a three-month trip through Africa. He also works as an associate of the Design Seminar at Reserach Center Petnica. Uroš’s work has been recognized by international art festivals and scientific conferences such as American International Digital Media and Arts Association, as well as scientific journals such as IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and IEEE Transaction on Human-Machine Systems.