The pandemic has forced our physical isolation and, in turn, mass migration onto virtual media, leaving us with much to process about humanity in the digital age. In this moment of The Great Pivot, which calls for a quantum leap in technological transformation, we have the opportunity to re-design culture and the community to serve human beings holistically. As we are social animals whose emotional needs are met as we communicate, how can we rethink cultural programming as a primary tool to activate a sense of community, trust and belonging? Join Itamar Kubovy, Dr Khoo Eng Tat and Dr Lim Chye Hong as they share their experiences in navigating the digital realm to optimise live, multi-sensory and in-person experiences.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Itamar Kubovy managed theatres in Germany and Sweden, wrote and directed plays and films, and was Executive Creative Producer of the globally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus for 16 years. He co-founded and co-leads Inside LIVE, an online resource by the Freeman event company. Recently, Itamar launched Decameron Row, a virtual street of 100 windows where artists from around the world share one-minute video postcards of their work in isolation.
Dr Khoo Eng Tat
Dr Khoo Eng Tat is a senior lecturer at the Engineering Design and Innovation Centre and principal investigator at the Immersive Reality Lab in the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on virtual, augmented and mixed reality, and Human-Computer Interaction. He is also board director of AsiaVR Association and a founding member of the Holomedicine Association.
Dr Lim Chye Hong
Dr Lim Chye Hong is an art historian by training, with many years of experience in the museum and heritage sector, including curatorial, programming and leadership positions in Australia and Singapore. A specialist in Chinese art with sound knowledge of Australian and Contemporary Art, Dr Lim is currently Head of Education, Programmes and Access at the Singapore Art Museum.