ARTIST, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Knowledge Lab, University College, London (UK)

BIO

Brigitta Zics is an artist who creates works with a visual and material sensitivity that seeks to fashion new experiences. She works on the convergence of art and science and explores mixed-media forms combining various techniques and emerging technologies. She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and subsequently from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2004. She has received scholarships from DAAD, Eötvös State Grant and Ludwig Award. She complied her PhD in art at University of Wales. Since 2018 she has been a Visiting Professor at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, and from 2019 Associate Professor at the Knowledge Lab, University College, London. Her work has been exhibited at Gwangju (Korea), Maribor (Slovenia), Vitória (Brazil), Shanghai (China), Los Angeles (USA), London (UK), Budapest (Hungary). She published texts in Leonardo (MIT press). Her book, The Transparent Act (2018), provides an interdisciplinary analysis of interactivity in art.

ABSTRACT

Brigitta Zics is a guest speaker of Miklós Peternák’s lecture

Miklós PETERNÁK
PROFESSOR, HEAD OF INTERMEDIA DEPARTMENT, DIRECTOR
Hungarian University of Fine Arts, C3 – Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest (HU)

LONG LIVE THE DEAD WEB?

In November 24, 2019 Tim Berners-Lee published in the New York Times an opinion article entitled: I Invented the World Wide Web. Here’s How We Can Fix It. In this article the author initiates „A global plan of action to make our online world safe and empowering for everyone” The “Contract” proposes nine principles, three for governments, three for companies and three for the citizens, the people. The first sentence on this website reads: “The Web was designed to bring people together and make knowledge freely available.”
Do we agree with this? Do we live in such interesting times, when it is necessary to argue for the obvious truths? What can be the role of the artists in such situation? Where is the museum of sustainable truth?