MUTEK Forum: Prestigious Keynote Speakers
Photo: Cherie Hu, Perry Chen, Refik Anadol, Ruha Benjamin
On Tuesday, September 8, the Forum will kick off with compelling content covering technology's impact on our society, explored with the help of keen-eyed, influential researchers and artists. Following Ruha Benjamin's opening "Race to Future?" presentation, prolific digital artist Refik Anadol will talk to artist and Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen as part of a discussion moderated by Karine Charbonneau, head of exhibitions at Montréal studio Antimodular Research founded by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
While Wednesday and Thursday will be devoted to XR and artificial intelligence, the final day will turn its focus to the challenges facing the music industry. Marketing and online rights management, as well as prospects for careers in the arts, will be examined by a variety of prestigious guests. These include artist Marie Davidson, a pillar of the Montréal electronic scene, and—for this year’s closing keynote—music journalist and researcher Cherie Hu, founder of the widely read publication Water & Music.