Introduction lecture; Pop Culture, sustainability and innovation
For this Studium Minerva edition Anne Nigten will give her introduction lecture. Anne Nigten starts in January 2011 as the new professor of Pop Culture, Sustainability and Innovation at Minerva Academy.
After a brief introduction of herself and her work so far in media art, design, youth Culture and cross- and transdiscplinairy collaboration, she will share her vision on research and development in the (electronic) arts and its social impact. Anne will bring forward some relevant links between her experiences as an artist, researcher, lab manager and director of the Patching Zone and Pop Culture, Sustainability ad Innovation as the new branch of the Knowledge Centre Art and Society. Furthermore, this talk will focus on the opportunities and challenges that have crossed her mind around the theme: Pop Culture, sustainability and innovation so far. She expects to address some of the pressing issues such as: What could be Pop Culture’s significance for innovation from the arts? What could one consider as the added value of research and development in the arts compared to other (scientific or industrial) R&D ? How could we benefit from the distinction among autonomous art and applied art? The talk will end with a live (no-tech) poll that provides you with the opportunity to give input on the thematic directions for this new branch in the knowledge centre.
Establishing dialogues about art and technology
With its courses Bachelor Autonomous Visual Art, Teacher Visual Art and Design, Pop Culture, Design and FMI Masters, Studium Minerva sails under the flag of the Art and Society Knowledge Centre. To maintain this imagery, jetties are offered by the various courses of the Minerva Art Academy in the form of unusual and inspiring activities such as lectures, debates, workshops and/or master classes, the aim being to discover the space for artistic contributions to society.
Studium Minerva takes place when dusk is falling and Minerva’s owl flies out. On several evenings, dialogues and other activities will be organized on the subject of art and technology. Especially on such dusky evenings, the fear of the dark may be enhanced by the existing romantic and distorted dread of technology.
Studium Minerva seeks to reach a wide audience of students, lecturers, alumni, enthusiasts and others interested in the subject.
On this occasion, the so-called Hap van Klaas * (Klaas’s snacks) will be available to students, which means that on payment of a small amount they will be offered the opportunity to have dinner prior to the lecture (6 pm).