An underlying theme of the discussion during the visit to Diplo’s CreativeLab in Belgrade by students from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) was on how: ‘Digital art and digital policy are disciplines that deal with the same issues from different perspectives, using different methodologies.’
The CreativeLab is a Diplo initiative which gathers the creative and design experts behind Diplo’s publications, illustrations, photos, videos, and other multimedia.
Technology has become, and continues to extend its reach, as an essential part of everyday life – to the point that it is difficult to see and track the speeding changes. Consequently, culture, awareness and everyday life are becoming ever more technological, digital and remediated.
Art matters in shaping our (digital) future and mapping out our technological surrounding.
During this visit, Diplo’s CreativeLab team introduced the project Art @ IGF aimed to gather artists, computer specialists and policy makers for the 12th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will be held in Geneva (18-21 December 2017).
It will be an occasion for the HEAD and other Swiss and European art centres to showcase projects in the field of digital/Internet/media art, creating convergence points between policy and the arts. Moreover, it will map out emerging issues of digital policy via visual, conceptual and interactive means.
Art @ IGF will be realised through an interactive exhibition at the Palais des Nations (venue of the IGF 2017) and there will be a panel discussion on the ways and means in which digital art can help create a more inclusive and effective digital policy.
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