SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS

STARTS Symposium BOZAR 22-23 June 2015

Today, an increasing number of high tech companies and research institutions, world-wide, assert that the critical skills needed for innovation to happen and to be of value for society are – in addition to scientific and technological skills –skills such as creativity and capacity to involve all of society in the process of innovation. In this context, the Arts are gaining prominence as a catalyst for an efficient conversion of S&T knowledge into novel products, services, and processes.

Working at the nexus between Science, Technology, and the ARTS, we begin to see opportunities for piloting cross-sectorial collaboration to enhance and promote innovation. To foster such collaboration, the European Commission is launching its STARTS –S&T&ARTS programme.

In the STARTS symposium, we will explore the catalytic role of the Arts for innovation in business, industry and society and how to foster it. Possible synergies will be analyzed from an entrepreneurial, technological, scientific, social, and artistic angle. Already existing collaboration of S&T with the Arts in European Commission funded projects will be particularly highlighted.

 

AGENDA

Monday, 22nd June

Location: BOZAR, salle Henri Le Boeuf – Scène

Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Map: click here


 
9.30: Registration

10:00: Setting the scene for STARTS


Opening:

Michel Magnier, Director Culture and Creativity, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission

Paul Dujardin, Director of BOZAR

The STARTS  -S&T&ARTS - initiative: Ralph Dum, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

Key notes:
 
Gerfried Stocker, Ars Electronica, AT
How Can Artistic Practices Be Best Brought into Innovation in Industry?

Nick Ervink, artist and Fried Vancraen, CEO Materialise, BE
3d Printing: Technology Breakthroughs and Artistic Challenges

Laura Beloff, Head of Culture and Games ITU Copenhagen, DK
Maintaining Liminal Space: art - technology - science

Mehdi Tayoubi, VP Stratégie interactive Dassault Systems, FR
Driving engineering innovation through cultural co-productions


Hugues Vinet, Director R&D at IRCAM, FR
Ircam as Innovator In Broad Economic Areas

Roger Malina, Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications at M.I.T Press, US
A 50 year perspective on "What's New" in Art-Science-Technology

 

Q&A



12:30-13:30: ‘Light Lunch’ in the HLB Bar

13:30-17:30: STARTS topical parallel workshops

13:30-15:15: How technologies team up with the Arts: Internet of Things and augmented reality
Location: BOZAR, salle Henri Le Boeuf – Scène
Rob van Kranenburg, IoT Council – workshop coordinator
Bruno Apollini, SANDS
Carmen Mac Williams, GRASSROOTS ARTS
Eric Joris, DREAMSPACE
Pedro Omedas, UPF
Pavel Smetana & Pedro Barbadillo, NEUROCINEMA
Simona Maschi, PELARS
Vittorio Loreto, Sapienza


13:30-15:15: Data and Society
Location: BOZAR, Le salon de réception
Jaromil Rojo, D-CENT – workshop coordinator
Domenico Vicinanza, GEANT and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK
Filippo Gianetta, TRANSMEDIALE
Oriana Persico & Salvatore Iaconesi, UBIQUITOUS COMMONS
Roel Roscam Abbing, BORDER CHECK
Teresa Dillon, SUPERGLUE
Vittorio Loreto, Sapienza


15:15-15:45 PAUSE – ‘Quick drink’ in the HLB Bar

 

15:45-17:30: How music stimulates technological innovation
Location: BOZAR, salle Henri Le Boeuf – Scène
Francois Pachet, Sony Lab, LRN2CR8 project - workshop coordinator
Beatrice de Gelder, DANCE
Claudio Allochio, GARR :The Role Of Art In Industrial Innovation
Cynthia Liem, PHENICX
David Worrall, FRAUNHOFER IIS: Sound ways of Understanding
Mike Thompson& Susana Cámara Leret, THOUGHT COLLIDER
Philippe Franck & Jacques Urbanska, TRANSCULTURES
Stefano Delle Monache, SKAT-VG

 

15:45-17:30: Creative Cities: ICT, the Arts and the city
Location: BOZAR, Le salon de réception
Mike Phillips, i-DAT, MODEL CITY - workshop coordinator
Andrzej Novak, NEW NARRATIVES
Annemie Maes, BEEHIVES
David Crombie, JAM TODAY
Manuel Abendroth, LAB-AU
Teresa Dillon, SUPERGLUE
Tim Brooke, FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT
Vittorio Loreto, Sapienza


 
17:30-18:00: PAUSE – ‘Quick drink’ in the HLB Bar

18:00 -20.00: STARTS in action: demonstrations and performances

Opening:

Carlos Zorrinho, Member of European Parliament

Zoran Stančič , Deputy Director General, European Commission, DG CONNECT

 

Demos:
Bruno Apollini, SANDS
Carmen Mac Williams, GRASSROOTS ARTS
Cynthia Liem, PHENICX
David Worrall, FRAUNHOFER IIS
Domenico Vicinanza, GEANT and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK
Eric Joris, DREAMSPACE
Tim Brooke and Gyorgyi Galik, FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT
Gualtiero Volpe and Stefano Piana, DANCE
Jaromil Rojo, D-CENT
Roel Roscam Abbing, BORDER CHECK
Teresa Dillon, SUPERGLUE

 
Guided Tours to 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING': a BOZAR exhibition of a series of 3D printed works from the arts, science, design and engineering. Participants have to register for the tours at 6.50  and 7.30

 
20:00-22:00: ‘walking dinner’ 

 

Tuesday, 23rd June

Location: BOZAR, STUDIO

Links of the Arts with Business and Technology

 
9.30: Registration

10.00-10.30: Setting the scene

 
STARTS Success Stories:

Analysis of projects linking to the Arts: Pier Luigi Sacco 

 

Testimonies from institutions:

Simona Maschi, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID): From Inspiration to Impact

Cristian Beza, ARTADYS, Massive artistic Emotions analytics

James Davis, Google Cultural Institute, London


10.30-11.40: How the Arts can stimulate innovation in technology

Chair: Vladimir Sucha, Director-General of Joint Research Center, European Commission

This roundtable with industrialists, entrepreneurs, technologists and artists will discuss the importance of Arts for innovation in technolgy: How the arts can radically change technology and its uptake in industry and society.

Panelists:
Egbert Lox, Senior Vice-President of UMICORE
Gerfried Stocker, director, ARS ELECTONICA
Jaromil Rojo, DYNE
Joachim Quantz, ART+COM
Lucía García, director, LABoral
Peter Friess, IOT expert, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Simona Maschi, CEO, CIID


 
11.40-12.00 Break

 
11.50-13.15: How the Arts can stimulate innovation in business

Chair: Arnost Marks, Deputy Vice-Prime Minister for R&D of the Czech Government

This roundtable with industrialists, entrepreneurs, technologists and artists will discuss the ways in which the Arts can contribute to innovation in busines.  How the arts can nurture new busines models including social entrepreneurship.

Panelists:
Catherine Magnant, DG EAC, European Commission (tbc)
Cristian Beza, Founder ARTADYS
Francesco Monico, ST INNOVATION CUP
James Davis, Google Cultural Institute, London
Jo Libeer, chairman of VOKA
Laura Beloff, Head of Culture and Games ITU Copenhagen, DK
Valentina Montalto, Creative SpIN, KEA, Smart Guide To Creative Spill-Overs For Cities


13.15: meeting close