Artists and Technology Working Together – Evolution of the Arts In a Digital World Symposium 2021
Scott Smallwood | Director, Sound Studies Institute, University of Alberta
Paola Prestini | Composer; Founder of National Sawdust
There are many considerations when it comes to successfully blending art and technology to create new, exciting, and immersive experiences. Thankfully, we have two incredible artists that work with technology in their everyday activities who can speak to the artistic side of technology and the ways in which they utilize technology in their art forms.
Join Scott Smallwood, sound artist and professor at the University of Alberta, and Paola Prestini, composer and founder of National Sawdust, as they explore the convergence of artists and technology. From using VR to experience an orchestra to creating sound art exhibits within physical and digital spaces, Scott and Paola have a world of experience to share with us. They will discuss accessibility within venues, sound as a medium, the infrastructure required to create immersive sound experiences, and the interdisciplinary work that engages artists and technology to create amazing new artistic experiences.