The Power of Arts

Topic 1 | Friday, 09 November, 2012 14:37 GMT+2, by Marisa Benson, Ewing, NJ, USA

When Arts and Technology collide and fuse, democracy can not only be enhanced but can give birth to a multiplier effect that can even go viral. Stakeholders from diverse backgrounds with a range of talent. The "pirate parties" I think are an excellent example of the fusion, and perhaps provide platform for a dialogue on IP issues and other democratic ideals.

In the U.S. there has been a surge of a number of "in-person" events to bring people together through the arts. In New York City, Kansas City, Philly, San Diego and Trenton there are arts and tech meetups, that bring artists, techies and community organizers who utilize arts



Added: Wednesday, 21 November, 2012 17:08 GMT+2

Do you refer to the "Creative Conversations", organized by Americans for the Arts and The Conference Board?

A. J. Wiesand, Bonn, Germany

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