A new annual event designed by the Immaterial Future Association as part of the CultTech movement. Presented for the first time at the Ars Electronica Festival, it explores how technology can help creators and cultural institutions become more sustainable, how culture can be made more accessible, and how new business models in culture can be created to facilitate a responsible global shift towards immaterial production and consumption with culture at the heart of it.
Culture – (unexplored) territory for impact investment
Immaterial Future (IF) Association presents a public discussion of an investment trend that increasingly draws attention: impact investment in the creative economy.
CultTech StartUp Showcases
What is CultTech in practice? What do CultTech companies do and why? Alumni of the CultTech startup accelerator and established companies such as Artivive and vrisch will demonstrate their products and show how they harness technology to transform the worlds of arts and culture.
Future of Work and Leisure in Sustainable Economies
Shalini Randeria (US), Craig Calhoun (US), Andrea Vetter (DE)
This panel addresses the issues around the future of work and leisure under green capitalism in the global North and global South, and reflects on the role of universities and cultural institutions in these transitions to new patterns of labour and leisure. What contribution could new technologies make to affect or obstruct the kinds of changes you envisage?