The MIXED REALITY project aims to support 16 artists with disability to extend their realities using digital technologies.
Digital technologies are electronic tools, systems, devices and resources that generate, store or process data. These include social media, online games and applications, multimedia, productivity applications, cloud computing, interoperable systems and mobile devices.
Digital technologies and the arts
The internet and social media have become integral to the arts in Australia and around the world.
Using the internet and social media to expand the number of online performances and exhibitions and grow audiences, the traditional arts world has been disrupted.
With technology and social media making art a more participatory experience, both have contributed to developing more diverse audiences.
Social media can have an impact on the arts from at least three different perspectives: helping to bring audiences to performances and to artworks by matching art to people who are looking for it, providing a platform to create art and carry on dialogue and debates around communities of interest and giving organizations tools to listen to the public and build arts awareness.
Artistic disciplines and practices have different dimensions in their relationship to digital technology. There are art forms that exist because of technology (digital arts practices and film, video) and art forms that are influenced by technology (new distribution means for music, e-books in publishing, live performing arts).