Digital Media in Public Art: Risks and Rewards

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Digital Media in Public Art: Risks and Rewards

The ways that artists use and respond to technology in their creative practice changes as rapidly as technology itself. In this session, internationally-recognized artists Ben Rubin and Jennifer Steinkamp will examine the risks and rewards of presenting and maintaining digital art in the public sphere. Adding a programmatic perspective, the panel will also feature Andrée Bober, director of Landmarks, the public art program for the University of Texas at Austin, and Steven Sacks, founder and director of bitforms gallery in New York.

The discussion will consider the ways in which technology expands or limits possibilities for public art; the issues and solutions for maintaining digital works; and the unique opportunities that digital art makes available for audience engagement.

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

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Design