Event Changed to Live Streaming Only
Due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan and out of consideration for the health of attendees and participants, the organizers have made the decision to change the way the symposium is held.
The symposium will now only be streamed live on the ICC YouTube channel. The symposium date and times remain unchanged. Members of the public will not be admitted to the symposium venue.
We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment this may cause those who had hoped to attend the symposium in person and had already pre-registered. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
NTT InterComunication Center [ICC] (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation)
Possibilities for culture opened up by intersections of art and technology
The Japan Foundation Asia Center and NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] will organize the 4th International Symposium for Media Art in conjunction with the exhibition “Open Possibilities: There is not only one neat way to imagine our futures,” which is running at ICC from January 2020.
Since 2016, the Asia Center has organized a series of international symposia with the aim of providing a forum for creating, disseminating, and networking art and culture in such fields as new media art and digital creativity.
Among art and technology trends in Asia, two tendencies have emerged: one that responds to technological and artistic demands globally through forms of expression that integrate the latest technologies; another that incorporates technology into historical and cultural contexts in each country to usher in new creative practices. While a prevalence exists across the region for “spectacle” that meets the desire for commercial or festive content, alternative scenes and new platforms that do not depend on existing art systems are also emerging.
Through the latest examples of artistic practices utilizing technology as well as transnational collaborative and collective projects, this symposium will reconsider the nature of art and culture in our globalized and networked society, the challenges faced today, and the possibilities for the future.
* Panelists and program contents may be subject to change.