Cafe Culturel, Leicester – Digital Art



30 years ago we witnessed the dawn of the home computer age. 15 years ago people began to communicate between these machines via email and the web. Now we live in a world where nearly every part of our lives is influenced by digital technology whether at home, at work, or at play.

But how has, and how will, this revolution affect art? Has technology enabled us all to become artists by making easy and cheap what was once neither? Will it allow a new kind of work that was until recently impossible?

By virtue of their duplicatable digital nature, will visual artworks become a tradable commodity available to us all, like music and film? Or will the potential for online distribution render it effectively free, making the life of the professional artist unsustainable?

As a prelude to the commencement of the Phoenix’s Digital Programme join us to discuss these questions at Cafe Culturel on Tuesday March 4th at 6.30pm at the LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE.

Cafe Culturel is a free event occurring on the first Tuesday of every month.

On Tuesday April 1st we’ll be discussing April Fools Day and other superstitions and traditions that have survived both religion and
secularism.

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