Future Arts Forward Conference in San Jose, California

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As part of the Studio for the Future of Arts and Culture class that I'm in, we visited San Jose, CA to attend the Future Arts Forward Conference hosted by the Center for Cultural Innovation. It was centered around discussing generational, cultural, and economic changes that are impacting the arts. Using a futurist-oriented convening format, we considered what we know about the past and the present to generate long-term scenarios for the future. 

"How will the field respond to create vibrant new pathways to participate in for-profit, non-profit, civic, and social projects as a way for those in the arts to not only sustain themselves but to thrive?"

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A visit to the Tech Museum of Innovation.

Robot programmed to spell out text entered into a computer with tangible, toy blocks.

Robot programmed to spell out text entered into a computer with tangible, toy blocks.

Robot programmed to draw your portrait based on a photo taken by the computer.

Robot programmed to draw your portrait based on a photo taken by the computer.

Science can be poetic. These sentences were generated by a building block apparatus to illustrate how cells split, regenerate, and navigate various organic systems.

Science can be poetic. These sentences were generated by a building block apparatus to illustrate how cells split, regenerate, and navigate various organic systems.