Research/Experimentation

How do we best cultivate a community of practice around hybrid and fluid creative practices?

Creative production and expression is evolving in exciting and unexpected ways. Technological and social changes require greater public engagement in the massive shifts underway and their cultural implications for everyone. Centering work on the public will require new ways of organizing, governing and communicating. ukai Projects hosted a broad-ranging panel at Maker Faire New York in 2017 to better understand the current system, to hear from contemporaries addressing similar challenges, and to imagine a strategy to evolve structures to accommodate an increasingly fluid and hybridized field. Creators are increasingly fluid in their approaches to production and expression.

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Jerrold McGrath
How can we incubate creative projects at a distance?

As disciplines converge and as new technologies are integrated into existing and new practices, appropriate approaches to support incubation and collaboration will be needed. In a country as globally-connected and geographically dispersed as Canada, how might virtual or distance incubation practices be supported, particularly around acts of digital creation and dissemination?

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Jerrold McGrath