Arts & Business and Membership Cocktail Party
Thursday, September 17, 5:30-7:30 pm
FREE for Arts & Business and DCCA Members/$20 General Admission
Space is Limited - Register Today!
Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a whiskey tasting by the Riverfront Wilmington's own Veritas Wine & Craft Beer during an evening of smart conversation and convivial networking with speaker Andy McWilliams, a Technologist at ThoughtWorks and Founder and Director of Art-A-Hack and Hardware Hack Lab.
Artists and Technology Disruptions
Artists are often the first to explore emerging technology, and the implications for culture, business and society. In this talk, Andy McWilliams will look at case studies from Art-A-Hack™, a collaborative research-in-action program teaming artists and technologists together to make something new.
Technology-driven innovations are already causing large-scale disruptions in once-secure industries. How will things change when today's beta technologies hit the mainstream? When brainwave sensors, self-driving cars, and augmented reality interfaces become the norm?
An arts practice mindset allows the freedom to connect diverse dots and suggest new narratives for how tech will interrelate and impact our future.
About the Speaker
Andrew McWilliams is a British-born, New York-based independent artist, technologist, and program director. Exploring relationships between materiality, sensation and presence, his practice spans installation, sound, light, video and software engineering. McWilliams is a Technologist at ThoughtWorks, founder and director of Art-A-Hack, a biannual co-creation program in New York, and founder and director of Hardware Hack Lab, a weekly arts/technology community workshop. He is also a program coordinator with the Volumetric Society, which aims to broaden the conversation between technology and the arts through public presentations and events.