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ESPACIO ENTER: International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture

In times of crisis only creativity is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein, Scientist

Or, as Espacio Enter Canarias site states in Spanish, “En los momentos de crisis sólo la creatividad es más importante que el conocimiento.” (Still Albert Einstein, of course). According to the site, the meeting is an International Meeting of Creativity Innovation & Digital Culture, which may interest some of you dear readers. Apparently, the Espacio organization has put out a call for participants (speakers, etc.) that include the following topics:

Click on the image to visit the Espacio Enter Canarias site

Under the ART – SCIENCE – INNOVATION – TECHNOLOGY – SOCIETY category:

  • Digital Communities
  • Geospatial storytelling
  • Artificial Life
  • Software art
  • Transgenic art
  • Generative art
  • Videogames
  • Robotic
  • Open Source
  • 2D & 3D Computer Animation
  • Net-art
  • Experimental video art
  • Blog, videoblog
  • Creation for mobile platforms
  • Videodance
  • App development

Under the DIGITAL IMAGE category:

  • Film
  • Short film
  • Webfilm
  • Mobile film
  • Cinema 3D
  • Animation movie
  • Videoart movie

I believe if you’re on Google Chrome or Firefox, you’re able to translate the Espacio Enter Canarias site. Or, if you’re fluent in Spanish, you’re golden. Either way, I wanted to pass on this info to new media artist and/or educators interested in traveling to Tenerife, Canary Islands in Spain! From what I’ve heard, it’s a pretty nice place to visit.

Side note: EEC collaborates with Artechmedia, which was an arts and technology organization. Absolutely worth checking out and networking with these folks, if you have the opportunity!

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

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