Informed by punk, rave, and DIY approaches, open source software development, and decentralized platforms, ChangeUp mounts frameworks to support art-driven approaches to technological development, the co-opting of new technologies for cultural creation, and critical examination of an increasingly technological social and cultural reality.
Through its hackathons, incubators, symposia, concerts, and exhibitions, Changeup cultivates open, decentralized spaces for tech and arts communities to experiment and explore in collaboration, catalyzing groundbreaking developments and new approaches.
Artists receive unique opportunities to collaborate with experts working in augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain/DLT, and more. Developers explore creative applications for new technologies, and test first-access iterations with broad focus groups in playful, engaging arenas. ChangeUp events increase tech access and literacy across the culture sector, and foment new forms of creative expression, economic possibilities, and entrepreneurship.
ChangeUp's inaugural Art+Tech Jam will unite a diverse group of artists, designers, game-makers, and technologists in an intensive, radically collaborative 3-day creation period.
A one-night-only, multi-room digital and interactive mixed media program conceived, designed, and built in the space, from scratch, by an impromptu collection of artists, game-makers, designers, developers, and other creatives.