Art Hack Practice was released less than 6 months ago, yet is now a historical record of contemporary art and technology practices before the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community of authors have shared their global perspectives as culturally, racially and gender diverse art and design practitioners, operating at the nexus of art, technology and innovation. They have presented art-making and curatorial strategies that address and engage with social, political, environmental and cultural issues emerging within unusual and cross-disciplinary contexts of creative production. More than ever, Art Hack Practice can be seen as an important resource to help us collectively reconcile, understand and process our current situation.
Through this series of three discussions, we aim to facilitate conversations that will help us in ways that are creatively productive and can seed and extend future formats for arts production and engagement. What might allow cross-disciplinary art and technology practitioners to begin the work of recovery planning from this trauma?