What is the outcome if work on novel ict – Information and Communication Technologies – is linked with artistic expression? This is the question asked by the ict art connect.study and the question raised during a series of participations in events of other ongoing activities in the field.
ict art connect.study is ran by iMinds and Artshare for dg connect – European Commission. The study aims at characterizing and connecting artistic communities of ict researchers at all levels. From this analysis, recommendations will be drawn for a dg connect strategy to engage more broadly with the arts in Horizon 2020 – the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Stories about ongoing projects will be told, as well as concrete examples will be shown, representing proliferous and fruitful crossings of art with ict. Installations and an informal discussion will manifest contemporary ideas of art, science and technology at beaf (Bozar Electronic Arts Festival).
Bozar Electronic Art’s Symposium: Disruptive Innovation Practices For An Unknown Future
Collaborative initiatives, new practices, permeability between artistic and industrial spheres, and new avenues of financing are all issues that define the new cultural milieu. This symposium proposes to bring together creative experts, policy makers, technologists, artists, companies and researchers from various backgrounds to discuss these issues.
More info and pictures of the exhibition can be found here: Transparent Beehive at BEAF
Information on the BEE-research is available browsing the BEE Notebooks and downloading the Foraging Fields booklet.
keywords: media art, beekeeping, ecology, networks, data-visualisation and sonification, pollen analysis, rooftop gardening, urban agriculture, accidental nature, politics of green spaces.