From 13 to 17 March, five days dedicated to the production of knowledge and innovation by digital means. In its capacity as a Learning Machine, BASE hosts a line-up entirely devoted to digital innovation: an exhibition centred around Media Art, plus talks and workshops exploring the impact digital is having on the creative industries and on the cities of the future.
Here are a few dates for your diary:
MILANO DIGITAL WEEK: UNMISSABLE EVENTS AT BASE
Interfaces of the Present
There is Natural Intelligence and then there is Artificial Intelligence. The latter presents us with our own vision of the world, thus giving us the chance to evaluate what defines us as humans. While others proclaim a dystopian future ruled by machines, for Digital Week BASE is hosting a Media Art exhibition to face up to the cultural consequences of AI, and a series of workshops in collaboration with IED Milano.
13 – 19 March, 10am to 9pm. Info >>>
MILANO DIGITAL WEEK: TALKS AT BASE
A project from Wired Italia exploring the latest and most significant trends and innovations unfolding at the intersection between medicine, digital technology and new lifestyles. A moment of exchange aimed not only at those working in the field, but also at anyone interested in learning how and to what extent digital is transforming healthcare: from business models to technological solutions, the frontiers of research and choices made by patients, consumers and citizens.
Info >>> Wednesday 13 March, from 9am to 6pm. Free entry with sign up.
Urban Intelligence, Collective Intelligence
What is the impact of digital technology on people’s and organisations’ lives? How does digital evolution favour the emergence of “collective intelligence”? We discuss it with exponents from the world of economics, health, and information as well as Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala.
Info >>>Wednesday 13 March, 4:30pm to 6pm. Free entry while places last.
(R)EVOLUTION: pros and cons of the smart city
Big international cities are changing fast thanks to innovative services that appear to resolve the little/big problems of everyday life. A round table with managers from Amazon, Airbnb, Car2go/Bikemi and Glovo, interviewed by students from the Communications School at IED Milano, for a discussion of the areas in which these innovations could be improved.
Info >>> Thursday 14 March, from 7pm to 8:30pm. Free entry while places last.
How digital is changing tourism in Milan
Digital innovation, human relationships and customer experience: these are the elements of digital transformation applied to tourism today. Speakers at the round table include professionals from the top businesses linked to tourism and innovation, and influencers with significant visibility. The event will be open, with sharing of a few trends and some evidence gathered from a social listening platform.
Info >>> Friday 15 March, from 7pm to 8:30pm. Free entry while places last.
#ZEROBULLISMO – Campaign to raise awareness of cyberbullying
A project to raise awareness and understanding of cyberbullying among young people, involving the school system, M.I.U.R and national surveillance institutions. A competition aimed at all young tech users will be launched, challenging them to come up with a story that fits the project’s mission.
Info >>> Saturday 16 March, from 11am to 1pm. Free entry while places last.
From technological virtuosity to new expressive medium: how Virtual Reality is evolving
Filmmakers, designers, architects, anthropologists, neuroscientists, and traditional and performative visual artists are creating interdisciplinary work that often moves beyond the concept of VR to embrace the broader idea of “extended reality” (XR). After the talk, the audience will be treated to a demonstration of immersive content, in collaboration with Proxima Milano.
Info >>> Saturday 16 March, from 3:30pm to 5pm. Free entry with sign up while places last.
Digital Arts Festival: curation experiences compared
A round table dedicated to digital arts festivals such as platforms for exchange and enjoyment of new forms of artistic production straddling entertainment and research. What is the role of digital technology in the contemporary art world today.
Info >>> Saturday 16 March, from 5:30pm to 7pm.
What is communication without technology?
What is the relationship between communications, visual arts and new technology? What are the changes that have taken place in users’ and readers’ enjoyment and production of content? How does all this influence the practice of artists and designers? What are the opportunities and risks presented by the ever more invasive presence of technology in our everyday lives?
Introduced and moderated by Emanuele Bonetti. Contributions from Les Liens Invisibles, Luca Pitoni and Matteo Moretti.
Info >>> Sunday 17 March, from 7pm to 8pm. Free entry while places last.
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MILANO DIGITAL WEEK: WORKSHOPS AT BASE
A workshop for building your own device connected to the IoT. Together these devices will create a network that dynamically generates random colours set off by light variations. This will form a spread-out light installation and minimal social network.
Info >>> Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March, from 10am to 1pm (accreditation 9:30am). Free entry with sign up.
A workshop exploring the way in which Generation Z sees the future of their own ideal city: thoughts, writing, images and numbers that unpack how smart the nineties-born generation, on the cusp of adulthood, believe the contemporary city model to be, with proposals for the future.
Info >>> Thursday 14 March, from 10:30am to 5pm. Free entry with sign up.
Connect Milano: Design a service for the city using Design Thinking
How can we improve the connections between the city and its people by tying the needs of the city to those of the citizens? Using Design Thinking tools, the participants will map out the city system and the needs of the people, establishing a link between the two by means of a system that improves quality of life in Milan.
Info >>> 14 March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm, 15 March 10.30am – 5.30pm or 17 March 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Free entry with sign up.
Animated GIF, the infinite loop
Animated GIFs are one of the first image formats online to have witnessed all phases of the internet. They have adapted to the evolving online environment by shifting function and form, offering up their infinite loop each and every time. This lecture is a journey into the world of Animated GIFs, closing with a real creative workshop.
Info >>> Friday 15 March, from 2pm to 5:30pm. Free entry with sign up.
Human-Human collaboration art
This workshop sends you on a discovery of the portrait and its execution. Participants will use eye tracker technology to create a product – both aesthetic and figurative – through eye movement. The different graphic creations will then be integrated together, as though the users had worked collaboratively on the design.
Info >>> 17 March, 11:30am – 2pm (accreditation 11am) or 3pm – 5:30pm (accreditation 2:30pm). Free entry with sign up.
An audiovisual performance from the sound designer ~raw (Francesco Gagliardi) which resounds with the themes of Eco Grime: a musical genre and aesthetic that has emerged over the past couple of years, inspired by the idea of an uncertain, dystopian future. The live set, infused with dark cinematic atmosphere, melancholy tunes and visuals in real time, tells the story of a mutated planet in which the rivers and seas are floating dumps, and the landscape is shrouded in smog. A world in which living creatures have learnt to feed off non-recyclable waste materials like plastic, and a few new beings have appeared, made of oil, lead chromate and polyurethane.
Info >>> Saturday 16 March, from 9:30pm. Free entry while places last.
13 – 19 March
Full programme – Digital Week at BASE