A monthly gathering for people who use technology in their creative practice. Local and visiting artists, designers, coders and provocateurs will talk about their work, processes and experiences. Hoping this will encourage practice-led research initiatives and collaborations between people in the creative technology community.
Ghana Think Tank, an ever-growing collective/network that has been “Developing the First World" since 2006, will be joining for this session. They collect problems in so called “developed” countries, and send them to think tanks established in Cuba, Ghana, Iran, Mexico, El Salvador, and the U.S. prison system, where these problems can be analyzed and solved.
They also work with the communities where the problems originated to implement those solutions, whether impractical or brilliant. By exchanging problems and looking for help in unexpected places, they flip typical power dynamics, shift points of view and build unlikely coalitions.
Members of the collective will be present to talk about their work as part of their residency at FACT 27 July - 3 August.