Why Are Artists Vital to Tech's Future (and Ours)?

Why Are Artists Vital to Tech's Future (and Ours)?
Recording: Why Are Artists Vital to Tech's Future (and Ours)?, Mar 15, 2018


Aimee Friberg

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

Rhonda Holberton

Stanford, San Jose State, and Self-employed

David Pescovitz

Institute For The Future/Boing Boing/Ozma Records

Heather Sparks


In a recent report from Silicon Valley's Institute for the Future, technology is said to be "on an inexorable path toward redefining the human experience." Our lives will soon be entirely networked and analyzed by for-profit interests. Yet art—from Carl Sagan's Golden Record on the Voyager, to the works of many artists today—offers a different vision. Join this panel to discuss how artists are vital in steering technology—and therefore humanity—toward a more beneficent and beautiful future.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate