Connect for Creativity’s third and final networking conference titled ‘Creative Explorations: From Social Entities to Ubiquitous Systems’ on ‘How digital is changing the way we relate to each other’ will be held online on 24 – 25 September due to the COVID-19 measures.
The conference will focus on the convergence between the creative industries and digital technologies and will explore its impact on how we connect with and relate to each other.
One of the main aspects of human nature is the need for contact and the way we communicate has been evolving since our very existence. Today, we live in a culture that fosters hyperconnectivity, the pace of technology creation is faster than the pace of our understanding, and the development of critical thinking. Could design and technology alter our community? As computational creativity continues to emerge, cultural and creative sectors lean on technology to find new ways to make culture more cohesive, relatable, and accessible. Social distancing accelerated the use of technology and due to this, many new creators came into view. However, the way they communicate and relate to the world has also shifted. Technology and omnipresent systems is an issue that raises many questions. Are we trying to escape reality? Develop a new social model? Do we create technology or is technology creating us?
The conference will consider these themes within the context of the emergence of new business models, the rise of creative cities, technology disruption and innovative approaches to content creation and distribution, and evidence-based policymaking through keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and structured networking opportunities.