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From Art to Digital Innovation - FutureEverything


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Talk on art and digital innovation, and how art organisations can become active in this area, with a focus on FutureEverything. …

Talk on art and digital innovation, and how art organisations can become active in this area, with a focus on FutureEverything.

Presented at the Digital Creativity Conference organised by British Council (Tokyo, 12-13 Feb 2011)

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  • 1. Drew HemmentFutureEverything - http://futureeverything.orgImaginationLancaster - @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanctag: #futr
  • 2. Art & Digital InnovationHow did FutureEverything growfrom art to digital innovation? ➧ ? twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 3. FutureEverything FestivalBringing the future into the present. Established 1995.twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanctag: #futr
  • 4. FutureEverything AwardCelebrating the creative imagination that will shape our futuretwitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanctag: #futr
  • 5. FutureEverything LabsDigital Innovation: prototyping the future through art & innovation -twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanctag: #futr
  • 6. ImaginationLancasterA creative reseach lab spanningdesign, management & computing.Lancaster University
  • 7. The FutureEverything FestivalCultural Tourism• 50,000 audience• 300 artists• 40 venues• 15% of delegates from outside UK• 660,000 online visitors
  • 8. Award WinningWon awards from arts, technology and business• Winner, Lever Prize 2010• Big Chip International Award for Innovation 2010• Shortlisted, Arts & Business Award 2010• Runner Up, Lever Prize 2009• Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 2008
  • 9. Artistic and curatorial debatesInfluencing understandings of media artand digital culture.
  • 10. Innovation in artistic mediaFor 17 years, FutureEverything has explored newartforms, new kinds of art object, unimaginedforms of dissemination, wholly differentconfigurations of art, artist and audience, newopportunities for audience experience, andpreviously unseen forms of content creation in aconnected world.
  • 11. Locative ArtsMobile Connections, 2003-5New ways of seeing, sensingand representingRadar, sonar, GPS, WiFi,Bluetooth, cellular, GIS, etcSeeking an art of mobilecommunications:Are there any forms of expressionthat are intrinsic or unique to mobileand wireless media?
  • 12. Digital InnovationDigital Innovation is the successful implementationof new ideas exploiting the technical, cultural andcommercial possibilities of digital technology. twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 13. Environment 2.0
  • 14. GloNet with British CouncilGlobal festival of art, music & ideas
  • 15. Past FutureEverything LabsOpen Data Cities (2009-11) Low Grade (2005)New Mobilities (2009-11) Mobile Connections (2003-5)Distant Collaboration (2009-10) FutureDJ (2004)The City Experiment (2010) Turntable Re:mix (2004)Environment 2.0 (2006-9) Migrations (2002-3)Social Networking Unplugged Blacktronica (2002)(2007-8) Sensurround (2001-2)Art For Shopping Centres (2007) BrokenChannel (2001)Futurevisual (2007) Audiovisions (2000)Off The Map (2006) SenseSonic (1999)Instrument (2006) The first Futuresonic (1996)
  • 16. The City Debate
  • 17. Art & Digital InnovationHow did FutureEverything growfrom art to digital innovation? ➧ ? twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 18. Japan & Media ArtIn Japan media art includes Japanese videogame culture, manga, and anime.Device Art twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 19. Toshio Iwai & Yamaha, TENORI-ONWorld-wide launch in UK following Futuresonic
  • 20. Europe & Media ArtIn Europe, the media art tradition emerged outof video art, and explores relations between art,society and technology.Art & Activism twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 21. From Media Art to Digital InnovationFor FutureEverything, a focus on digital innovationevolved organically from a focus on social activismin our artistic programmes. twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 22. Digital InnovationDeveloping into a national framework for art and digitalinnovation, at the heart of the UKʼs innovation ecology. twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 23. Elegant PartnershipsPioneered a new relationship for a festival with itspartners and host city ("elegant partnerships") twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 24. Intermediary and ideas catalystAn intermediary between the public, policymakers,industry and practitioners including grassrootscommunities of developers and users. twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 25. Community is kingCommunity is king, so build up your social capital, getconnected, and let new smart ecosystems evolve. twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 26. Open sourcing the festivalShift from curating and producing art in a conventionalway to developing and distributing kits and platforms. twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 27. Routes to impactCan we focus on impact and artist meritat the same time? twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 28. New creative ideas and inspirations• Art and urban interface• Art and open data• Prototypes as art• Living labs as curatorial method twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 29. Open Data Arts
  • 30. OurCityEnable thousands of people to have their voiceheard and to shape the future of their city.
  • 31. Olympics 2012 Data Visualisation
  • 32. But is it Art?Intense experimentation outwith art.It is both outside traditional art, and it istaking art outside of itself, on a voyage.Postpone the question is this art, whilewe wait for art to catch up. twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 33. What are the challenges?What are the new opportunities challengescreated by digital technologies, for art practice,and art institutions? twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 34. What are the challenges?Not one size fits all - digital innovation is not rightfor everyoneUneasy relation with the art worldPreserving artistic autonomyAgility, speed of change, breaking silo-thinkingNew models of training and evaluationChallenging cherished concepts and institutions twitter: @toodrew @FuturEverything @ImaginationLanc tag: #futr
  • 35. A collaborative project, join us!