Workshop:"Hack the World with Creativity Utilizing Democratized Technologies"
The Japan Foundation Asia Center & IAMAS Joint Workshop
Summer Camp “Hack the World with Creativity Utilizing Democratized Technologies”
Co-organized with the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), this weeklong intensive workshop featured thirteen participants from ten countries. Designed around the theme of technology and creativity, participants acquired new skills, taking part in fieldwork and group activities. The workshop formed an opportunity to develop a network among the next generation of digital-creative talent and also for participants to build mutual understanding of each other’s local regions and communities, and share awareness of the problems and challenges they face.
Themed around the rich experiments in technology and creativity currently happening around the world, this workshop brings together participants from various countries and regions to learn practical ways to design society, communities and local areas based on the guidance of specialists in interaction design, media design, media art, and social design. In addition to studying the foundations of digital fabrication and the Internet of Things, participants will work in groups and join hands-on tours in order to acquire the means to foster creativity via a three-fold process of making, telling and thinking. By learning not only about technology and production but also theory through practical experience, the know-how cultivated by this workshop will return organically to the participants’ individual activities and their communities. The one-week intensive curriculum promotes wide-ranging exchange and dialogue between participants, allowing them to share problems and understanding about each other’s communities and homes, and helping to build a network of the next generation of digital creative talent.