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.