Social Convention + Edinburgh Futures Institute
Recover, Grow & Create new opportunities with creative tech post Covid-19
Part of a series presented by Edinburgh Futures Institute, join us as we explore technology’s role in the recovery, growth and creation of new opportunities within Scotland’s performing arts sector post Covid-19.
The performing arts are undergoing a rapid digitalisation, accelerated by the global pandemic. Big investments have been going into edge technologies (AR/VR), and film or live TV multi-camera approaches have dominated the cultural landscape amidst this digital shift. These resource-heavy and expensive trends are further concentrating the first wave of the digital shift into the hands of larger institutions. However, 90% of the creative industries are individuals and micro companies who do not have access to the same level of resource, likewise, diverse communities and third sector bodies working or participating in arts, creativity and culture.
So what about the space between?
How can we adopt a makerspace mindset, DIY frameworks, with existing consumer technologies to deliver cutting edge, live, hybrid (digital and physical) performing arts? And with better, fairer models than existing global platforms? Enter us (Social Convention) – a creative studio and social enterprise on a mission to reimagine the way people experience art and culture. At this event, you’ll find out how to join our creative cohort for cutting-edge makers of live art and join us in discussing the future of the performing arts.