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Last week the A+A project managers took part in the CODAworx Summit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place in El Paso Texas. The focus was on the ways creative professionals are incorporating technology to create innovative art, and how that is changing the way we experience our environments.

The underlying theme however was community. Holding the summit in El Paso only emphasized that after recent tragic events. Tracey Jerome, Director, City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs spoke to how the art community played a large part in the healing process for the community at large. Inspiring murals popped up all over town, the Airway gateway sculpture remained solid blue in solidarity, and makeshift memorials sprung up throughout the city. Keynote Speakers included artist Guto Requena, Refik Anadol, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer whose new art installation highlighting the connection between El Paso and Juarez is set to open in November.

Discussion Panels included people from varying backgrounds and different perspectives such as Denver’s Public Art Program Manager, Meow Wolf’s Director of Collaboration, The Montefiore Health Systems Curator, and Burning Man’s Art Department Project Manager.

With all these incredible sessions plus all the vendors, artists, and others presenting throughout the 2 days, our team was able to soak up an incredible amount of knowledge on some of the most cutting edge and creatively used technology being transformed into unreal artworks around the globe.

In all honestly, our heads are still spinning. On several occasions since, we have attempted to dissect how one makes an AI computer hallucinate on 100 million photographic memories to create a projection on a Concert Hall.

Last week the A+A project managers took part in the CODAworx Summit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place in El Paso Texas. The focus was on the ways creative professionals are incorporating technology to create innovative art, and how that is changing the way we experience our environments.

The underlying theme however was community. Holding the summit in El Paso only emphasized that after recent tragic events. Tracey Jerome, Director, City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs spoke to how the art community played a large part in the healing process for the community at large. Inspiring murals popped up all over town, the Airway gateway sculpture remained solid blue in solidarity, and makeshift memorials sprung up throughout the city. Keynote Speakers included artist Guto Requena, Refik Anadol, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer whose new art installation highlighting the connection between El Paso and Juarez is set to open in November.

Discussion Panels included people from varying backgrounds and different perspectives such as Denver’s Public Art Program Manager, Meow Wolf’s Director of Collaboration, The Montefiore Health Systems Curator, and Burning Man’s Art Department Project Manager.

With all these incredible sessions plus all the vendors, artists, and others presenting throughout the 2 days, our team was able to soak up an incredible amount of knowledge on some of the most cutting edge and creatively used technology being transformed into unreal artworks around the globe.

In all honestly, our heads are still spinning. On several occasions since, we have attempted to dissect how one makes an AI computer hallucinate on 100 million photographic memories to create a projection on a Concert Hall.

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