The Economic and Cultural Impacts of the Digital Age

Society & HLRS Enterprises & SME
The Economic and Cultural Impacts of the Digital Age

This convention will be a platform for experts from Europe and the Americas to discuss new developments in Art, Culture and Economy, resulting in a basis for future research and projects at the Media Solution Center Baden-Württemberg.

The event will also mark the launch of the Research and Creation Center for Computational Based Art, Culture and Economy MSC, which will support young creators, individually or in association with start-ups, introducing them to the perspectives that high tech tools are opening to society, to corporations with which they may further develop their ideas, and to the knowledge concerning the meaning and the impact of new technologies on society as a whole.

The Media Solution Center will offer a CreativeLab, open to residencies where ideas and products may be put to essay; an Advanced School for the Computational Culture, where the main topics concerning eCulture will be examined and discussed in order to verify their meaning and impact; and an Observatory of eCulture aimed at gathering, analyzing and publicizing the available data on these topics.

The conference will take place at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart and will also be streamed online.

About the Program

The three-day meeting will include presentations and workshops by media artists from the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, and Fundación Èpica La Fura dels Baus, as well as the following keynote talks.

Michael Resch (Director, HLRS)
Digital Human Convergence

Farès Al-Dahdah (Director, Humanities Research Center, Rice University)
Computing and the Humanities

Xavier Greffe (Chair, Graduate Program in Arts Economy, University Sorbonne of Paris I)
Creative Economy / Industries

Peter Weibel (Director, ZKM)
Renaissance 2.0

Yannick Hofmann (Curator, ZKM)
The Intelligent Museum

Andreas Kaminski (Leader, Department of Philosophy of Science and Techno-logy, HLRS)
Trust - Des-information & Technology

Clara Gonçalves (2007-2019 first Executive Director of UPTEC O´Porto, from 2021 Manager at Fraunhofer Institute Portugal)
Leading the Parque Tecnologico (UPTEC)

Bernd Fesel (European Creative Business Network)
Renaissance 4.0 and EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) Cultural and Creative Industries

Further Information

The event is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about the speakers and conference program.