re-new 2013 is organized by re-new digital arts forum in collaboration with Aalborg University, CIID, The IT University and the Athelas New Music Festival.

The Steering Committee is assisted by an expert Advisory Board of international scope.

The Steering Committee will appoint a Senior Curators in charge of programming the jury selected installations and performative artworks, as well as a Conference Chair with overall responsibilities for presenting the scholarly works.

Steering Committee

Lars Graugaard, PhD, chairman, re-new digital arts forum
Stahl Stenslie, PhD, Aalborg University – Art+Technology
Dan Overholt, PhD, Aalborg University Copenhagen – Medialogy
Emmanuel G. Blanchard, PhD, Aalborg University Copenhagen – Medialogy
Jamie Allen, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Anna Valgårda, PhD, The IT University of Copenhagen
Arthur Steijn, School of Design – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Rune Glerup, Athelas New Music Festival

Advisory Board

Lanfranco Aceti – Leonardo Electronic Almanac
Robert Rowe – NYU Steinhardt
Jaroslaw Kapuscinski – Stanford University
Claudia Gianetti – Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst
Alexander Eichhorn – McGill University
Atau Tanaka – Goldsmith’s College
Lucas Evers – Waag Society
Pavel Smetana – CIANT
Paul Thomas – University of New South Wales
Christopher Salter, Hexagram Concordia

Organization structure


About the institutions

re-new digital arts forum is an independent organization active in the cross-field of art and technology. re-new undertakes research projects, project development and international meetings to further interest in digital art and knowledge of those concepts and technologies that supports it. A major activity is the annual re-new digital arts festival and conference which presents a wide selection of the newest ground-breaking artistic and academic works in digital music, video, installations, performative and cross-modal art as well as recent forms of distributed and collaborative art.

Aalborg University was inaugurated in 1974 and is thus a young and modern university which, over the years, has grown to become a large, well-established research and teaching institution in Denmark offering quite an untraditional range of educational programmes and research in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Science and Medicine. Close to 14,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University, ranging from students at preparatory courses through doctoral-level candidates. Of these, 12,5% are international students, coming from different countries around the world. The purpose of Aalborg University is to conduct research and provide research-based, higher education to the highest international, academic level.

The IT University is an independent educational and research institution, dedicated to the digital world. From games and communication to business and software development. The university has a strong research environment including a comprehensive PhD programme and offers a variety of research based study programmes, part time and also single subject studies within the field of IT. It was founded in 1999 as IT-Højskolen, but changed its name to the IT University in 2003.

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design is an International Centre of Excellence for Interaction Design and Innovation. The integrated structure of CIID incorporates education, research and consultancy. We encourage a cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment. The School and Research group at CIID provide a platform for intensive training, an interface to academia and the creation of new knowledge. The Consultancy works independently and allows development of pragmatic, real-world ideas and works on business focused cases for industry. CIID aspires to be a hub blending design and technology. Design is a major innovation driver towards a knowledge-based economy, and new research models that interface with both academia and industry are required to reflect this.

Athelas New Music Festival was established in 2009 for the occassion of composer Poul Ruders’ 60th birthday, which Athelas wanted to celebrate. The year after, Athelas celebrated its own 20th anniversary, and in the month of June 2010, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen marked this event by way of a string of musical meetings between Danish and American artists. In just a few years, the festival has become Denmark’s biggest new music fetival and has established itself as an independent organisation with its own secretary.

The School of Design is affiliated The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. It is an educational institution under The Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education. It educates designers and craft artists, and for more than 135 years, the school has been involved in developing Danish design and crafts with an international reach. It combines a strong tradition for creativity, design and quality craftmanship with the postindustrial demand for flexible and research-based qualifications. For more than 135 years, The School of Design has contributed to the development of Danish design with an international reach. The school is founded on the Nordic design tradition and today it is a modern, business-oriented design school where groundbreaking partnerships, ambitious visions and new technologies go hand in hand with creative artistic development and professional innovation. The School of Design has 650 students and a staff of 110. Each year, up to 142 students are accepted into the basic program.