The sixth and final 2020 edition of "Nodes - Art + Tech Encounters" will reflect on the Bay Area’s art and technology ecosystem. The Grid’s Principal Investigator Vanessa Chang will share the research she spent the last year cultivating for “The Grid Art + Tech Report 2020”. We will speak with Joel Slayton, a Bay Area artist and curator, former Executive Director of ZERO1 and Founding Director of the CADRE Lab for New Media at San Jose State University, and Clara Blume, Head of Open Austria Art + Tech Lab,
President of EUNIC Silicon Valley and the Founder of The Grid.
We will cover topics including the entwined history of technology, art and counterculture in the Bay Area, how art and technology collaborations have been largely structured by the priorities of the tech industry, and how building regenerative art/tech networks may be a solution to the pitfalls these partnerships face. Nodes will be moderated by curator Marnie Benney.
>> Vanessa Chang - Principal Investigator for “The Grid Art + Tech Report 2020”
>> Joel Slayton - Bay Area artist and curator, former Executive Director of ZERO1 and Founding Director of the CADRE Lab for New Media at San Jose State University
>> Clara Blume - Head of Open Austria Art + Tech Lab, President of EUNIC Silicon Valley & Founder The Grid
Special guests: Juliette Donadieu, French Cultural Attaché in SF, and Noémie Njangiru, Director Goethe-Institut SF
“Nodes – Art + Tech Encounters” is a series of talks that brings together artists, technologists and researchers from the U.S. and Europe. It aims to engage in dialogues about the potential and necessity of interdisciplinary collaboration between art and technology. Art, science and technology are highly intertwined, and it is now impossible to divide them. The Grid seeks to (re)establish a productive dialogue on this relationship, and highlight the potential of artistic thinking in tech companies.