Reykjavik Part II
NAIP Blended Mobility 2017 - The World Wide Web
Exploring strategies for creating, connecting and interacting.
The NAIP (New Audiences and Innovative Practice) Blended Mobility 3-day seminar was held in Reykjavik, at the Iceland Academy of the Arts (IAA). We investigated different strategies of blended learning, collaboration, and performance, together with online digital media approaches and techniques.
With the advent of the digital era, where all of us are creators and producers in some way, who are the listeners?
With rising surveillance as well as sousveillance, what is the importance of 'unplugging' the self?
Are we on the precipice of a new dawn of technology, life etc.?
What does it mean to be an artist today? What role do we play in today's society, and what are the skills are crucial to acquire?
I find that it is important that we as artists and creators think about the way we work, as well as the impact of our work. We are reaching an era where digitisation is the the new norm, and our physical lives are very much woven into and intertwined with the web. How we evolve from this point, as well as the next steps forward that we take will determine the nature of this new world which we approach.