April 20, 2018

Digital Transformations: A Conference on Culture in a Digital Society, Ballina, Mayo

19 to 20 May

We can change the world with digital technology, but how will that technology change us?

A bold, exciting, and innovative international conference focusing on the cultural impacts of the digitisation of society and human experience. Featuring speakers from the worlds of technology, film, arts, culture and creative industries, attendees will come face to face with the digital society, with the people who are making it happen, the artists who are trying to find meaning in it, and the academics, and policy makers who are trying make sense of it. You too will have a chance to participate in the debate.

This 2-day conference brings a panoply of speakers from Ireland, Europe and North America to share radical thinking about the digital society. Technology speakers include Glyn Darkin and Ronan Laffan; institutional speakers include Steve Woodall from the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, Lean Benson from the National Gallery of Ireland; artists include Paula Kehoe, Ian Keaveny, Siobhan Clancy, Leah Hilliard, plan b performance, Cate Field, Joanna Hopkins, Alexandra Jonsson and many more. Economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin will appear via video link from Washington DC, and an evening panel featuring novelist Julian Gough and Paul McBride will be chaired by Seán Rocks, of RTÉ’s Arena programme. The evening entertainment will be provided by Kieran Quinn (piano), Seamie O’Dowd (guitar) and Joe Kelly (bodhran).

Day two will include focus groups where people can share their views on each of the conference’s four main themes: Art for What’s Sake, Digital Human, Networked Personality and Manifesto.

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Digital Transformations: A Conference on Culture in a Digital Society, Ballina, Mayo