State of the Art: analysing where art meets technology, using social media data
Date Created: 31st May 2016
This report analyses activities at the interface of art and technology, using data from the social networking platform Meetup.
The creative industries are a UK strength. Employment in them is growing rapidly and their employment share of the national workforce is among the highest in Europe. Creative jobs are less likely to be automated and hence should provide more sustainable employment in future. The sector is also likely to become more technologically sophisticated in future. It is therefore important to understand activities at the intersection of art and tech to inform thinking in this area.
This report uses data from the internet platform Meetup to assess activities at the interface of art and tech in the UK. The report identifies a number of technologies as involving the intersection of art and tech going forward. It analyses the geographic distribution of these groups around the country, the kinds of activities involved and how they are connected by people being members of groups in different domains.Download