Today, Collusion announce the launch of their major arts-tech programme, in partnership with world leading technology companies ARM and Cambridge Consultants. The companies come together in an unprecedented partnership to both invest and participate in the ground-breaking programme, in_collusion.
in_collusion aims to catalyse artistic reflection and debate, enhance digital skills, generate experimental new work and deepen public engagement with and understanding about the potential impact of technology on society – specifically artificial intelligence (AI), data culture and virtual and augmented reality. The project will also explore many of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, such as reducing climate change and inequality, and examine how technology might impact these goals – as well as helping us achieve them.
Cambridge Consultants and ARM will take a hands-on role in this initiative. Their engineers and technologists will collaborate with artists by offering technical expertise to support the creation of new artworks.
“Technology is playing a major role in the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals and this partnership is a natural fit with our mission to help create sustainable technologies to enable opportunities for a globally-connected population,” said Dominic Vergine, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, ARM. “ARM’s collaboration with Cambridge Consultants and Collusion in the in_collusion project will allow the ever-important issue of technology’s impact on society to be explored in a bold, innovative way.”
In total there will be at least 10 major projects, such as artist commissions; 15 small-scale R&D projects, including advancing ideas and developing prototypes and 80 events, featuring technical workshops, labs and seminars.
Tim Murdoch, Director of Digital Services explains why this is important to Cambridge Consultants: “What excites us most about the in_collusion programme is the potential to combine the skills of our designers and engineers with extraordinary artwork to challenge traditional views of technology and innovation.”
The programme will culminate with a major public event, planned for spring 2019, showcasing the new artistic works.
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