Art, Architecture 2.0: Digital Spirit Invades Physical Innovation

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

The digital revolution has allowed thousands of people not only to conceive great ideas but also to execute, produce them. With digital technologies, you don’t need raw materials, factories, distribution centres, stores… you can reach a worldwide audience quickly and cheaply just by using your brain and your PC.

This innovation-led culture is now ubiquitous, and it looks like it has inspired (or liberated) not only entrepreneurs and businesspeople, but also civil servants, engineers, artists and architects: even if their ideas belong to the “physical” world, their approach belong to the digital culture.

This presentation provides example of this new spirit of liberation: from a science-fictionesque tram station in Austria, to an Italian village that, with the help of a giant mirror, created the physical equivalent of Facebook (http://bit.ly/al875a), through to artists who conceived the ultimate hotel experience in Paris (http://tinyurl.com/ybxjlty), used physical crowd-sourcing to create a piece of art or wrote a twitter-inspired theatre play… etc.

We are in a more open society where creativity is less constrained by cultural, technological or financial constraints. We are moving from “everyone can have ideas” or “everyone can be an artist” to “everyone is an innovator”.

LEVEL: Beginner

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Christophe Cauvy

Thoughts on the digital revolution, innovation & creativity... and on music, politics and economics. bio from Twitter

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  • Paulien Dresscher
  • Heleen van Lier
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  • Patricia Marinho
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  • Rohan Gunatillake
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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Salon J, Hilton Austin Downtown

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