The pandemic has forced a quantum leap experiment on the world leaving us with much to process about humanity in the digital age. Physical isolation forced relationships into a virtual medium. In this moment of The Great Pivot, we have the opportunity to design the future of culture and community in a way that serves the human being holistically, taking into account that we are social animals that can only function when our emotional needs are met as we communicate. How do we design for the most productive and innovative future that addresses the needs of our society as it is today, not what it used to be? Join Itamar Kubovy, Dr Khoo Eng Tat, and Dr Lim Chye Hong as they share their experiences in navigating the digital realms to optimize live, five-senses, and in-person experience. The key focus being, how to rethink cultural programming as a primary tool to activate a sense of community, trust, and belonging.
This talk is streaming live on SAW Digital,
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This panel is co-presented with Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
ran theatres in Germany and Sweden, wrote and directed plays and films, and for 16 years was Executive Creative Producer of the globally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus. For the Freeman company, he co-founded and co-leads Inside Live. Most recently, Itamar launched Decameron Row, a virtual street of 100 windows where artists from around the world share one-minute video postcards of their work in isolation.
Dr Khoo Eng Tat
is a senior lecturer at Engineering Design and Innovation Centre and principal investigator at Immersive Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR, AR MR), and HCI. He is also board director of AsiaVR Association and a founding member of the Holomedicine Association.
Dr Lim Chye Hong
is an art historian by training, with many years of experience in the museum and heritage sector, including curatorial, programming, and leadership positions in Australia and Singapore. A specialist in Chinese art with sound knowledge of Australian and Contemporary Art, Dr Lim is currently Head of Education, Programmes and Access at the Singapore Art Museum.