How can art contribute to national development? Can art and technology promote a new idea of education? Digital art – media art – cannot only provide a new model for education, but it is also one of the art forms with the greatest potential for addressing cultural urgencies. For over fifty years, artists have used technology to address the great issues of our times. They have critically confronted views of life science and forecasts on artificial life, the “utopias” of neuroscience and robotics.
Today, media art addresses the evolution of educational technology and the jobs of the future related to the creative cultural industries. This was one of the challenges of the BNL Media Art Festival (Rome, April 13-17, 2016), which for the first time brought together a range of different audiences in a sole cultural event, transforming spectators into actors for change.
From the works of international artists to those developed by schools and showcased for the first time at the Rome Maxxi, the workshop held by Valentino Catricalà and Fiammetta Castagnini will introduce spectators to the potential of media art and organize a mini-lab on sound art as a way of creatively exploring the relation between images and sound.
When Art Meets Technology
Didactics of Media Art: theory and practice
by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale
Rome, May 24, 2016 – 4:00 – 5:50 pm
Forum PA 2016, Palazzo dei Congressi
Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1 [directions]
Sala Academy Poste, First floor