Welcome to the new Tech+Art Podcast!
Join us on this adventure as we meet & speak with: artists, makers, researchers, designers and creators from all background and fields.
Our objective is to understand their creative perspective, dive into their workflow & creative process, be inspired by new ideas and their work – and stay one step ahead of cutting-edge industry developments.
[ 8:25 – Ben ] – So that independence is I think is also very important. It kind of feels like all of the participants, whether they are teaching or being part of the program, are part of the same group. And they’re in charge of this school as much as we are. It’s very much a community practise and creating networks between people – that’s a very important aspect for us. So for now it’s mostly the summer program as we are in our second year, and we are actively trying to open more events in Paris, but for now, well the cost of running an event in Paris is very different from running an event in the countryside […] it’s also a nice space to be a bit isolated from the big city and other distractions. So when people come to this summer program, they have two weeks of real focus.
[ 9:37 – Ben ] – But also give people skills for taking ownership of these tools – so creative coding, doing electronics, being really able to make your own tools and not be dependant from industry standards or other limitations that you may have when working with these tools.
[ 16:46 – Ben ] – […] It has to start from the bottom-up. Designers and artists have a responsibility towards what they use and how they use it and how they can change those discourses, how can they bring new discussions and new narratives on other ways of living and sharing and exchanging life, data, devices and so on. So I think this is one of the aspects that we are trying to explore and we don’t really have the answers. That’s why we need all these people to think about these issues.
[ 17:17 – Ben ] – That’s the only way we can move forward, is towards understanding those tools, owning them, being able to make something with it or not, and then having the type of discussion and imagination for other ways of living […]
[ 17:34 – Dasha ] – I think it’s just important to have a critical view on the situation in which we are now…. I mean of course technology brings a lot of really helpful, really great tools. But I think it’s also important to take a step back and think about technology critically and about what the tech industry is doing to our society, how they’re harvesting data and what they are doing with it […]