UCV LogoThe Catholic University of Valencia, Spain, is holding its Second International Meeting of the Chair of Art and Technology on October 5th and 6th in Valencia, which is titled “Low Tech: The Current Culture, Art and Society.” (Link to the original Web site in Spanish)

The Second International Meeting of the Chair of Art and Technology UCV has the participation of more than 30 researchers and international references in the field of culture, art, technology and sociology. During two days there is a series of online meetings and dialogues that will allow the exhibition and analysis of the current state of art and society to new media.

tvstrategies Principal Analyst Steve Hawley is presenting “Hiding the Complexities of an Online TV Service,” an overview and demonstration of an online television and cloud DVR service which can be carried in your pocket. This service is in use by thousands of university students in the United States. He will be describing how the effective choice of design, technology and good implementation have hidden the complexities of this video service from users that have better things to do than to worry about whether, or how, it works. Mr Hawley was the architect of the service and the leader of this project.

This congress is being promoted by its director, the artist and professor José Cosme, and has the collaboration of a major scientific committee and organizer, including the Colombian artist based in Amsterdam Raúl Marroquín, who is considered one of the pioneers of video art in Europe.