What we're about

We aim to connect innovators in the field of arts, culture, and technology.

Our meetups are designed to explore the ways in which social media and technology can help bring arts and culture to the masses. "Democratizing" the arts has been a long-standing goal in the art world, and no medium makes it more feasible than the web.

The purpose of this meetup is to bring together those working at the intersection of arts and technology to share ideas, strategies, successes, challenges and failures, and to explore the following questions:

- How can the new technology available help raise awareness about the arts and enrich the audience experience?

- How can cultural institutions interact and engage with each other and their audience in meaningful ways?

- What can they learn from their audience and how can they use this knowledge to improve the way in which they present their content?

- What kind of collaborations are happening at the intersection of arts and tech?

- What are the possibilities of arts and tech?

- As well as countless others that we hope to uncover at future meetups!

Upcoming events (1)

Gray Area Festival 2021 – Worlding Protocol

Online event

Gray Area Festival 2021 – Worlding Protocol
October 20-26, 2021 / Online
Talks | Exhibitions | Workshops
Attend: https://grayareafestival.io

Join us for our annual survey of culture through the lens of creative practice with artist presentations, conversations, workshops, and an exhibition — now freely accessible online around the world.

How do we negotiate the balance between our individual freedom and communal dependencies; and what practical reality can we build together?

🌐 Worlding: a mode of interdependent, interspecies, planetary perception

🌐 Protocol: computational infrastructures that organize our mediated experience

As we take stock from within a still uncontained global pandemic, it is clear that the entangled web of ecological, economic, and social crises we face demands planetary scale cooperation. Even with the promise of new technologies enabling real-time simulation, distributed financial systems, and geoengineering, exclusionary and extractive power structures persist — rendering purely technical solutions ineffective. Anything is possible, yet nothing seems to change.

For our 7th edition, Gray Area Festival presents Worlding Protocol — a survey of interdisciplinary creators drawing upon indigenous knowledge, transhumanist philosophies, regenerative ecologies, and autonomous organizations to imagine new relational ontologies beyond utopian and fatalist worldviews.

Past events (97)

Recombinant Rebound

Gray Area / Grand Theater

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