Presented by Phi and Internet Age Media (IAM), this event is gathering creative leaders to explore the impact of technology in regards to the consumption and production of art and culture.
The complex, illogical and overwhelming nature of contemporary political, ecological and cultural affairs, is deriving in a threatening hypernormalisation, full of contradictions, collisions and coexistence of realities, where the internet is playing an active and defining role in our perception of the world around us.
Now that almost everything can be realistically simulated using CGI, the question is how will media outlets, movie studios, filmmakers, game designers and advertisers shape reality in near futures using these powerful tools? Because what happens in the screens is also real, emerging artists are already subverting the paradoxes embedded in the binary nature of digital technologies and platforms, cultivating hope in strange and unexpected ways.
IAM, the internet cultures think-tank based in Barcelona, invites us to the final act of their 2018 research theme ‘The Subversion of Paradoxes’ gathering in Montreal diverse perspectives on these topics for a refreshing, provocative and open conversation to stimulate planetary, long-term and critical thinking.
- The cultural relevance and proliferation of video essays and their evolution in the internet age
- The philosophical, cultural, social aspects of ‘reality’ in the context of VR, CGI, AI and other digital technologies
- The opportunities emerging for media and creative industries, learning and cultural organisations and independent artists and creators in these fields