Art & Tech Takeaways from Banff’s Convergence Summit

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Canadian Art

December 17, 2014

Hiroaki Umeda performs Holistic Strata at Convergence, November 2014
Hiroaki Umeda performs Holistic Strata at Convergence, November 2014. © Rita Taylor / Banff Centre

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Art and technology: It’s a pairing that tends to raise as many quandaries as it does possibilities. Many artists have embraced the brave new digital world, producing works that bend real-virtual world boundaries of materiality, interactivity and community. Net.art, virtual reality, hacking and social media are just a few of the new mediums of aesthetic and critical concern. Institutions have also begun to redetermine their relationships with digital culture [...]

With so many competing interests at play, it’s no easy task to parse what is really at stake when it comes to the ever-shifting borderlines between art and technology, let alone predict what the future may hold. Yet that’s exactly what a sold-out summit of technology experts, digital entrepreneurs, curators and artists from around the world attempted to do at Convergence: An International Summit on Art + Technology, held over a stormy and cold late-November weekend at the Banff Centre.

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McLaughlin, Bryne. “Art & Tech Takeaways from Banff’s Convergence Summit.” Canadian Art, Dec. 2014, https://canadianart.ca/features/convergence-summit/.
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McLaughlin, Bryne. “Art & Tech Takeaways from Banff’s Convergence Summit.” Canadian Art, December 17, 2014. https://canadianart.ca/features/convergence-summit/.
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McLaughlin, B. (2014, December 17). Art & Tech Takeaways from Banff’s Convergence Summit. Canadian Art. https://canadianart.ca/features/convergence-summit/
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@article{McLaughlin2014Art, author = {McLaughlin, Bryne}, journal = {Canadian Art}, year = {2014}, month = {dec 17}, title = {Art & {Tech} {Takeaways} from {Banff}\textquoteright{}s {Convergence} {Summit}}, howpublished = {https://canadianart.ca/features/convergence-summit/}, }