Sónar+D – Creativity, Technology & Business

#SaveTheDate – July 2019 in Barcelona! Sónar+D is an international congress that explores how creativity is changing our present and imagining new futures, in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders. Tickets / Web / @sonarplusd

Since 2013, this antidisciplinary meeting gathers in Barcelona leading artists, creative technologists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, makers and hackers to participate in a carefully commissioned program with the aim at inspiration and networking.

Creativity is one of the main forces transforming reality in the 21st Century.

Today, the ideas, languages and tools coming from the new creative communities are having a deep impact beyond the limits of creative industries and the arts. From technological innovation to business to social change, all industries and sectors are being transformed by the capacity of creators to inspire and explore new worlds.

Sónar+D is an international congress exploring how creative minds are changing our present and imagining new futures, in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders from all sectors and industries. Since 2013, this antidisciplinary meeting of communities and iconic names brings together in Barcelona leading artists, creative technologists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, makers and hackers.

The programme of Sónar+D 2019 has been broadly grouped into themes that best reflect current lines of enquiry and investigation relating to our shared experience. Explore the workshops, talks, installations and presentations in each thematic area below.


Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence is reshaping our world, from revolutionizing information technology through to its growing importance in our daily lives and in our homes. At Sónar+D 2019 cutting edge artists, programmers, and scientists reveal the new approaches and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence that will lead the next wave of innovation and creativity.

Music and Sound Tech.
Each passing year brings new leaps and innovations in tools for music creation. Sónar+D reflects these advances; modular synthesis made portable, innovative controllers for the next generation of musicians, gear evangelists and the newest products to reach the market. Explore the programme related to Music and Sound Technology here.

Experience Design.
The value we place on experiences as opposed to products has changed fundamentally. So it follows that the field of Experience Design – how we approach these experiences in terms of aesthetics and content – is possibly the defining creative language of our age.

In response to this, Sónar+D presents the artists, studios, video game programmers and designers who are redefining how we access and enjoy experiences, be these in the realm of fine art, education, music, retail or gaming.

Quantum Computing.
Quantum computing has now moved from the theoretical plane to the practical. With the emergence of the first quantum computers and their increased computational power also comes the promise of great scientific and technological advances across computing, medicine, energy, finance and of course, art.

Sónar+D 2019 will explore how this technology works, and how to understand its many applications, present and future.

The Next Internet.
In 2019 the network celebrates a triple anniversary: 50 years of the first computer-to-computer connection, 30 years of the creation of the WWW and 20 years of Napster, three milestones to celebrate and inflict on the next 30 years of the web.

Sónar+D 2019 will explore what the future of the network will hold through the work of researchers, journalists and hacktivists.


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Speakers +D

Peter Kirn – Electronic musician, writer and tech developer
Peter Kirn is an electronic musician, writer and tech developer, that is perhaps why his online magazine CDM (Create Digital Media) has been for 15 years the daily destination for thousands of music producers and synthesizer and music tools aficionados.

Besides feeding CDM with daily news, Peter Kirn is the co-creator of the synthesizer line MeeBlip and the organizer of performance hacklabs all around the world. His music projects include collaborations with worlds as distant as dance, fashion design, spatial audio, media archaeology or the European Space Agency.

Peter Kirn will be in conversation with Teenage Engineering’s co-founder David Möllestedt and will offer a workshop about virtual synthesizers.

Nomada Studio
Nomada Studio gathers game developers, and professionals from areas like painting, illustration music, and design. Founded by developers Adrián Cuevas and Roger Mendoza, and the illustrator Conrad Roset, Nomada Studio gives motion and interactivity to the unique visual universe of Conrad Roset.

They have created Gris video game. More than a game, Gris is a work of art, a puzzle where pieces like illustration, storytelling, music, sound design and user experience fit perfectly together.

From its release a few months ago, Gris has become very successful, getting nominations in all major game awards, such as SXSW, Game Audio Awards, Dice Awards, and an Annie Award, they say, the Oscar of animation.

All speakers can be found here

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