CAMP Festival 2016

2016-09-27 00:00:00 2016-09-28 00:00:00 America/Toronto CAMP Festival 2016 Are you an industry professional, independent artist, a student or an educator looking for a creative spark? Have you always wanted to know more and stay relevant in an industry that’s in constant flux? Do you want to be inspired? CAMP Festival is two solidly packed days of cutting-edge creative technology, art and design, with hand-picked speakers from around the world coming together in Calgary. Calgary FITC Calgary

Presentation


Overview

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke

We live in a technologically sophisticated world, and it’s only developing more. We can (and do) harness this tech to do amazing things, and our relationships with it are becoming ever more intimate, but the more sophisticated it becomes the more it becomes a black box. It becomes magic. Magic is thrilling but it also puts up walls, and it runs the risk of becoming alienating. When we’re working with cutting edge tech, how do we keep it rooted in the human, how do we keep it from being alien? How do we make the black box less opaque? And how can we find the magic in that?

With simpler, more straightforward techniques we can create a narrative-rich experience that provides a counterpoint to, while emphasizing the power of, cutting-edge technologies that saturate our lives.

Objective

Explore ways of merging high and low tech to make sense of the world around us.

Target Audience

Technologists, creatives, experiential marketers

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Low-tech can celebrate high-tech
  2. Machines as narratives
  3. Hacking as poetry
  4. Working with your hands is an intellectual act
  5. True interaction is tangible interaction