DIGITAL AGE OF CULTURE
Julie’s Bicycle, the London based creative sustainability charity and the Summit 's cultural partner, has produced an insightful briefing report (and executive summary) on the digital transformation of our cultural landscape. Although 'the digital’ has opened up many creative possibilities and opportunities for the arts & cultural community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the environmental and social consequences must also be considered. Julie’s Bicycle continues its mission of supporting the creative community to act on climate change by providing this free resource to aid arts and cultural organisations in navigating their environmental impact. The briefing paper explores topics of "environmental considerations and digital technology’s carbon footprint; data and projections for energy use in the digital industry; good practice case studies from artists and organisations and recommendations for planning and measuring impact".
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Umbrelliums Assemblance at DigitalRevolution, Barbican Centre.
Photo credit: Duncan McKenzie.