Our talk will take a closer look at creative engagement and emerging and pervasive technologies; questioning and exploring how artists and designers can and do use technology driven visuals to broaden public engagement, foster curiosity, facilitate discussion and provoke critical thinking around often inaccessible topics.
We will examine the notion of ‘Freedom’ in relation to privacy, autonomy in our new digital era and its potential impact on the future of design.
The talk will also include our C19 ‘Rapid Response’ project, as well as several artworks we have created that engage critically with emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition and DNA data storage.
Multidisciplinary Artist & Lecturer
Kristian is a multidisciplinary artist and lecturer at Birmingham City University. A graduate from the MA Fine Art program at Manchester Metropolitan University, his work focuses on ‘New Media Art’ and digital Interaction, combining generative graphics, algorithmic procedure, and sound / sensor driven technology. Kristian’s research currently centres around ‘surveillance, invisibility and subjectivity’ explored through art and design.