Meet MAYA KODES: “A digital code from cyberspace that came into the world thanks to the magic of holography.”

We´re looking forward to welcome MAYA KODES, a holographic pop star, at THE ARTS+. MAYA is the creation of Yves St-Gelais and the developers  at Neweb Labs, a canadian production company specialized in holographic motion capture experience and artificial intelligence. In our interview, Yves St-Gelais shares the secret of Maya´s story and gives us an […]

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GOODBYE COMFORT ZONE, HELLO FUTURE – Keynote with Frank Thelen at THE ARTS+

Frank Thelen, serial founder, technology investor and best-known juror of the tv show „Die Höhle der Löwen“ on VOX  will give an inspiring keynote about abandoning the comfort zone and take the plunge. His keynote „Goodbye comfort zone, hello future“ will take place on THE ARTS+ runway in hall 4.1. on Friday, October 12, 2018 […]

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Our magazine explains the WHY, WHAT and HOW of THE ARTS+

Why do we host a business festival for the cultural and creative sectors? What kinds of forward-thinking pioneers are most likely to benefit from it? And how can you become a part of THE ARTS+? The following pages will explain the WHY, WHAT and HOW of THE ARTS+. We hope that you will get in […]

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„THE ARTS+ is shaping a new ecosystem.“ Holger Volland, Co-Founder of THE ARTS+

THE ARTS+ 2018 is opening its doors for the third time at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and things are already really beginning to heat up behind the scenes. Events are being planned, speakers invited and programmes scheduled. At the middle of it all is Holger Volland, the creative mind behind the festival. In our interview, he […]

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THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit: The Bigger Picture – How can the cultural and creative sectors bridge the innovation gap?

By Nina Klein, programme curator of THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit   WHY do we think it’s time for THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit? Digitisation and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, 3-D printing and big data can trigger innovation at all levels of the creative sectors. Yet we observe a growing […]

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„If the Creative and Cultural sectors are not united, and supported, they can never keep up with the Big Four.“

An interview with cultural economist Dr. Heritiana Ranaivoson by Nina Klein, programme curator of THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit   You participated in THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit 2017, which united a network supporting tech-triggered innovation within the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS). What are your ideas for the Summit in 2018, where we aim to adress […]

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Frankfurt Machine Talk: Round table discussion on artificial intelligence

The Deutsche Designer Club e.V. (DDC), Museum Angewandte Kunst and THE ARTS+ organise a joint event on June 16 We are living in the age of intelligent machines. Where it once used to be possible to distinguish between technological pioneers and intellectuals, today the analogue and digital realms are growing increasingly intermeshed. Every day, creative […]

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WHY THE ARTS+: THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE CREATIVE AND CULTURAL SECTORS

At THE ARTS+, professionals from all four pillars of the creative and cultural industries – technology, culture, business and politics – will come together. They will discuss the challenges of digitalisation for the creative sectors and the chances that arise through new technologies. Why do we think it is time for THE ARTS+? Because we […]

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This year’s programme: Cultivate our cultural heritage of tomorrow

Text by Jördis Hille Whether in the form of texts, images or videos, our cultural heritage is growing constantly. Increasingly, it is being produced not only by creative minds, but also by smart algorithms. Inspired by the European Year of Cultural Heritage, we want to seek out what is worth preserving in the past and […]

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Why Artificial Intelligence Determines What We Feel and Think

Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered the main driver of the digital revolution and increasingly pervades our daily personal and professional lives. How are self-learning algorithms influencing our creativity, language and the scope of our perception? Holger Volland talked with many of THE ARTS+ experts during the last two years and is convinced that technology is already […]

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THE ARTS+ INNOVATION SUMMIT 2018 – A strong voice for innovation frameworks: Creative sectors united!

By Nina Klein, programme curator of THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit was launched in 2017 to bring together people who are passionate about international innovation support for the creative sectors. In 2018, this international network has grown. When it gathers again on Wednesday, 10 October 2018, in THE ARTS+ Salon at the […]

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