I was invited as one of the panelist for a symposium on art & technology in InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo Japan, 9 July 20016.
About the Symposium
Media art is today prominent at cultural facilities, educational institutions and festivals all around the world. Though now familiar to us, media art originally emerged from the 1970s onwards out of pioneering experiments with the relationship between art and technology. Not only developing new forms of creativity, the media art movement has continued to harness the latest means for exploring issues about society and technology. Closely related to economic growth, technological advances, and globalization, media art also contributes to building new art platforms and reassessing the role of the art museum. This symposium features a range of international guest speakers introducing historical shifts in media art and case studies of contemporary practice. By reappraising the intersection between art and technology from both historical and regional perspectives, the symposium is an opportunity for newly connecting the present with the future, society with art, and the individual with the public.
MANABE Daito (Artist/Rhizomatiks Research), Andreas SIAGIAN (Artist, Engineer / Lifepatch), Jeffrey SHAW (Artist), ABE Kazunao (Deputy Director, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] ), Yvonne SPIELMANN (New Media Researcher), HATANAKA Minoru (Chief Curator, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] )