This week I’ll be presenting our videos The Future of Art and Timeless at the first edition of the Resonate festival, which – as it says on their website – is “a new platform for networking, knowledge sharing and education bringing together world class artists to drive a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture.” With Rafaël Rozendaal (interviewed in Timeless) and Régine Debatty (interviewed in The Future of Art) participating as well, the context of the festival has a familiarity which suites the way we think about storytelling in the networked era. There’s a sort of rapid-cycle self-reflexivity happening in which the videos we make create a magnetism that connects them to other events or people. In Timeless, Bruce Sterling waxes poetic on the alias of Karsten Schmidt. Sometimes it feels like such references are incantations, drawing that much closer a potential future in which video and reality collide. Who knew it would happen so fast – and in Belgrade of all places, where Bruce lives part of the time. Ah, serendipity!
Have you had any experiences of the serendipitous intersection of digital storytelling and real life?