The CCI Lab presents projects as well as workshops that show the potential of combining artistic and industrial know-how and express the progressive networking of knowledge forms. The project was developed in cooperation with InduCCI, a European initiative to promote cultural and creative industries in traditionally industrial regions in Central Europe. This Deep Space LIVE will mark the opening of the exhibition that will be on view for a month at Ars Electronica Labs.
The relationship between art, culture, work and society has been redefined again and again over the course of time. In antiquity, for example, no distinction was made between art and technology; rather, the ancient Greek term “technē” denoted a broader understanding of craftsmanship and artistry that was further shaped and modified. However, at the end of the 18th century, the Industrial Revolution in particular brought about a change that led to the separation of these fields – art, culture, and creativity on the one hand, and industry, technology, and mass production on the other.
The social upheavals brought about by digitization are once again challenging the separation and definition of these terms, because they are changing not only the way we live, but also how we organize ourselves collectively. Today, transdisciplinary thinking and working are no longer buzzwords; on the contrary, the importance of multidisciplinary approaches is becoming increasingly apparent in our increasingly complex world.