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Arts & Culture
Digital technologies are changing our every day culture in a multitude of ways. We are living in the middle of the post-digital age. The Internet is omnipresent – particularly in the arts and in culture. Digital art (from remixes and GIFs to net-art to virtual reality and interactive text-based adventures), creative activism and politico-cultural questions on decision-making all are points we want to discuss with you at re:publica. Or even better - let’s build prototypes!
What roles do museums and exhibition spaces play in today's world? What can libraries do to close the digital gap? How is the distribution and consumption of music and other media changing? What are the latest developments in VR and what impacts will they have on us as a society? How are our personal interactions and societal values changing? We would like to discuss open approaches in cultural institutions, the opening of archives, creative activism, as well as collaborations between the maker scene, programmers, and artists.
This thematic cross-road invites artists, cultural experts, representatives of cultural institutions and researchers to contribute to this track - we welcome installations, performances, exhibitions, workshops and other contributions at least as much as a talk or panel. Your session can be anything from a Bingo to a theater piece.
We look forward to your projects, ideas and topic on arts & culture and are eager to see what kinds of experiences new technologies will offer us in the future.
- Arts & Culture-Djambé is the djembe 2.0, the first digital African music instrument for music fans and music makers. A live performance by its creator, Valerio Lopes, will be followed by an open Q&A - come around and ask him anything about Djambé, how it works and how it's been made.
- Arts & Culture-Going 'Round in Circles is brought to you by abantu+.
The workshop explores the Loop Station - an unordinary music instrument bridging the gap between analogue and digital music creation.
Although it has been around for a while, it is unfamiliar to many. But we are about to change that.
- Arts & Culture-The Creator Studio's Pop-Up Recording Studio is brought to you by abantu+.
It is about forward music creation incorporating digital and analogue as well as traditional and non-traditional influence.
Because new technologies equally bear chances and challenges for music creatives, we attempt to playfully introduce, encourage and showcase advantages of digital creation while maintaining a touch of analogue.
- Arts & Culture-This session will address of beauty norms and transgressions, their (digital) representations and the cultural/political prisms that shape our aesthetic choices.
- Arts & Culture-"Stargate Odyssey" is a juxtaposition of cultures that has resulted into an amazing journey of imagination and self expression.
- Arts & Culture-rpAccra18 will host a candid interview with DJ & Writer Kampire (Uganda) and DJ Keyzuz (Ghana). The interview will be moderated by Benewaah Boateng (Ghana). The session will explore the ups and downs these women have faced to become the notable professionals they are today and what role technology played in this journey. From this background, the interview will also dive into what it means to be a woman in a male dominated industry in Africa.
- Arts & Culture-Todays's entertainment scene is characterised by big stage concerts/shows, Millions of fans in the stands & a great gulf between artist and the art lover. While social media has created a closer interactive field for the two parties, fans still have limited access to Artist.
Jive explored this social need of the creative consumer and came up with a great solution. One night where fans get to intimately experience a range of talented and diverse acts in a live, interactive and unplugged session.