How do we react when we come face to face with pressing social issues?
How does technological research register human reactions and convert them into digital data?
How can the raw material of human experience become works of contemporary artistic creation?
“Transition to 8” is a research and development project, which is implemented by the Department of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the “Athena” Research Center and MENTOR Cultural Management Company.
The project aims to establish innovative multimedia festivals that will raise awareness on key social issues and motivate large social groups to realize what unites them.
Through a cross-sectoral approach that combines contemporary artistic creation with the humanities, research and innovation, “Transition to 8” utilizes information and communication technologies, sociopsychology, music, and visual arts to redefine the relationship of art with society and lay the foundations for a novel approach to future festivals.
Transition to 8: Bridging social issues, tech and contemporary art (T2EΔΚ-00623) is a research project coordinated by MENTOR Cultural Production and Management Company and implemented in collaboration with Athena Research Center and the Laboratory of Quality Research in Psychology and Mental Health of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens’ Department of Psychology. The project is co-funded by Greece and the European Union as part of the Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation under the single RTDI State Aid Action “Research-Create-Innovate B’ Cycle” 2014-2020 (EPAnEK).
Project website: transitionto8.com