ICT can enhance our capacity to sense the world, but an artwork can reach audiences on intrinsic emotional levels.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is increasingly becoming integral to our lives. It has changed our social habits and altered our perceptions of both ourselves and the world around us – impacting the human behaviour as we know it. Art does exactly the same, an even more, as it can provide unexpected representations of the world and thereby provoke new insights.
A conscious dialogue between art and ICT could stimulate novel solutions to technological and societal challenges. It could lead to new designs for ICT. Such a dialogue could also provide a new conceptual base to argue about technology and its role in society.
A first workshop and exhibition was organised in 2012 gathering artists, scientists, academics, technologists, designers from across Europe and beyond. Based on this workshop, we shall proceed towards a realisation of this future common vision for Art and ICT. More information about the 2012 edition.
ICT ART CONNECT 2013 took place from 8 to 11 November 2013 in the European Parliament, BOZAR, iMAL, HLP Gallery and Hotel Bloom. The event explored crossings between ICT and ART as a promising path for new technology-based creative responses to contemporary societal challenges. A brochure detailing the event is available. Read more about the event.