TodaysArt 2012 Symposium: Bright Collisions

As part of the 8th edition of the TodaysArt Festival, the three-day symposium entitled ‘Bright Collisions’ took place at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. During the symposium, the audience, artists and professionals from various backgrounds discussed a range of contemporary and urgent topics in which art, technology and society meet and exert forces on each other.

The participants looked at what art can contribute to society in a time when the forms, values and relations of creative and technological media are being reinterpreted. In order to create a cohesive view on these developments, the subjects were approached from various scientific, social, historical and artistic perspectives, on both a practical as well as a theoretical level. With the symposium we touched upon a series of topics that gave us space for discussion and information exchange.

The Symposium was organized by TodaysArt in cooperation with the International Cities of Advanced Sound and related arts (ICAS) network, the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) and the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. The realization of the Symposium has been made possible by the support of the EU Culture Programme, the DOEN Foundation, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Zuid-Holland, Witteveen+Bos and Fonds1818.