Presented by:

The Academy of
Electronic Arts


India International Centre

Exploring the Edge

of Experimental Creativity

India International Centre, New Delhi

Conference Room #1
Saturday, January 06, 2018
10am to 8pm

A dense and intense one-day conference,
f Primary Participants drawn from
different streams of human endeavour,
to each deliver a brief presentation,
and also field questions from the gathering.

*Possibly including spontaneously collaborative
experimental music performance/s.*




MORNING SESSION ~ 10am to 1pm
moderator: Chintan Kalra

Shankar Barua
Artist, Writer, Curator
(The Academy of Electronic Arts)

Ashim Ghosh
Inventor, Musician

Arsh Sharma
Musician, Singer, Composer, Architect
(The Circus, Fuzz Culture,
Studio Fuzz, POV, etc.)

Harsha Durugadda
(Rio Tinto Award Winner at the 13th annual Sculpture by the Sea show, Perth, Australia)

Ashhar Farooqui
Singer, Musician, Composer, Mud Architect
(Teddy Boy Kill, ToyMob, Ija, Passenger Revelator, etc.)

Neha Dixit
Travel Journalist, TV Host, Producer

Suresh K. Nair
Artist, Professor of Art
(Benaras Hindu University)


2:30pm to 5:30pm
moderator: Kiran Bhushi

Bacchus Barua
Economist, Musician, Singer, Coder
(Fraser Institute, The Belief Experiment)

Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar
(from Grandma’s recipes to pure innovation @ Diva Restaurants)

Chintan Kalra
Musician, Singer, Composer, Impresario, Filmmaker, App Builder
(Kuru Circus, Contraband, Think Floyd, IMFL, etc.)

Jobin Vijayan
Roboticist, Entrepreneur

Leenika Beri
Entrepreneur, Curator
(Jaipur Kala Chaupal Arts Collaborative)

Mandeep Raikhy
Dancer, Choreographer, Managing Director
(Gati Dance Forum)

Rahul Dutta
Perception and Experience Designer


EVENING SESSION ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
(ad hoc experimental performances)
coordinator: Shankar Barua


No fee will be charged from anybody to participate in any way.
And, doors will be open to all.
However, there is a limit of about 80 heads, including Primary Participants.



The Academy of Electronic Arts (also known as The Academy of Experimental Arts) is a private entity that serves as a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking, benchmarking, empowering and broadly inclusive, but non-educational, institution.
India International Centre, considered one of the country’s premier cultural institutions, is a non-government entity widely regarded as a place where statesmen, diplomats, policymakers, intellectuals, scientists, jurists, writers, artists and members of civil society meet to initiate the exchange of new ideas and knowledge in the spirit of international cooperation. Its purpose, stated in its charter, was ‘to promote understanding and amity between the different communities of the world’.

And of course, all possible goodwill, association and support
is invited and welcomed from all quarters