OPEN - Online expo and livestream talk show
Come and join us for the New Media New Technology online expo themed OPEN, by student researchers of the Leiden University Media Technology MSc program. The works were presented during a livestream talk show on July 4, 8-930pm CET, along with interviews with the makers, flashbacks from the last ten years of New Media New Technology expos and more. Livestream
OPEN - ABOUT THE EXPO
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
We have been hiding in our high tech caves for a couple of months, and societies are now opening up again. Will we go back to the old days or to a new normal? It's no coincidence there has been an explosion of debate now on the lack of openness of certain groups, politicians, institutions and systems, and that we want to change this. And more generally, despite economical restrictions, we seem to be a lot more open now to design new futures with respect to society, politics, nature and technology. Being confined to our homes has not only given us think time, but being physically distant but digitally close has given us new perspectives and ways-of-seeing of the digital-natural universes we live in, and open the doors of perception.
In this online expo creative student researchers from the Leiden University Media Technology MSc program imagineer new realities, blending art, research and technology. The expo spans a continuum of documented works created out in the open, in public space, to more intimate works created in the lockdown confinements of our homes. It's not static expo, more a playful research lab, where the creative researchers work from personal inspiration, and in a matter of days create physical/digital works to quickly explore concepts and create projects that trigger the audience to evoke ideas or questions.
The works are the outcomes of the New Media New Technology course within the Media Technology program.