FITC Amsterdam 2015

2015-02-23 00:00:00 2015-02-24 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2015 Explore the undiscovered horizon, break walls between creator and spectator using any medium and means necessary. Amsterdam FITC Amsterdam

Overview

Technology offers limitless promises, but often delivers something much more limited.  Creative technologists are often asked to wrangle imperfect technology and get it to work in ways it was never meant to perform – sometimes with a lot of success, sometimes with a lot of frustration. Through practical examples of his work, Mike reveals some of the sources of those frustrations, and shows where to find opportunities for creativity when working with imperfect technology.

Objective

Provide a critical view of  the current state of creative technology.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in the intersection between the technical and creative worlds.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. Things look better in case studies than they actually are.

  2. Hype leads to disillusionment.

  3. Things don’t always work the way they’re supposed to, but that’s ok sometimes.

  4. Digital tools have their own aesthetic, which aren’t always in line with the stated goals of said tools.

  5. You’ll learn whether this is just a thinly disguised portfolio talk or not.