Art, Culture and open Technology in the changing Arctic

CIRCUM/POLARITY was a r0g_media event in 2012 in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada, hosted by the Marshall McLuhan Salon in conjunction with the ‘German-Canadian Arctic Science and Research Conference’.

The evening introduced the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) a non-profit, international group of individuals and organizations working to promote the creation of open authoring, communications and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region. Selected art and technology projects that highlight the poetic and cultural complexity of the Earth’s polar regions including C_plexus Solaris a spectral research project by leading German media artist Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, and plans for a Circumpolar Cultures and Technologies Summit aimed at examining the crucial roles played by art and global culture along with open, collaborative and public domain technologies in creating sustainable and independent Arctic societies was also be presented.

For more in-depth information regarding current API activities and circumpolar issues related to cultural strategy, art and technology in the Canadian North, please download ‘Arctic Geopolitics and Autonomy‘ the second in a series of 4 cahiers published by the Arctic Perspective Initiative, edited by Nicola Triscott and Dr. Michael Bravo.
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