EXDCI supports FEAT

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The EXDCI project has helped secure a residence for two leading European artists to deliver high-impact artwork to present Exascale computing in a novel, thought-provoking way to a wide audience, enhancing the more typical Horizon 2020 dissemination activities and publicity channels. The residence has been established through the EU project Future Emerging Art and Technology (FEAT), which is funding residences for six artists to work with a selection of the current crop of Horizon 2020 R&D projects.

The interests of five projects – EcoScale, Escape, EXTRA, INTERTWinE and NextGenIO – were represented by George Beckett (INTERTWinE) and supported by EXDCI at a matchmaking workshop at the Waag Society in Amsterdam on 17th and 18th March. The five project teams’ ambitions to develop a European Exascale computing capability, along with that of a sixth FET-HPC project called MANGO, attracted the interest of two high-profile artists: Špela Petric and Miha Tursič who have both received significant recognition for their work to interpret topical and ambitious science themes.

Špela and Miha’s residence will run during the second half of 2016, with extended visits to FET-HPC partners, and structured around three workshops organized by FEAT. The first workshop will be at the Ars Electronica festival on 3-7 September 2016 in Linz, Austria. The outputs of all six FEAT residences will first be exhibited in early 2017.

More information on the press release about FEAT: http://featart.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/FEAT_press_release.pdf