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Key details


  • 4pm – 7pm


  • Battersea
  • Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AY


  • Free

Who could attend

  • Everyone


  • Lecture

Lumen, in partnership with the prestigious Royal College of Art, is excited to present an evening of engaging discussions on the future of art and technology. This educational event will feature two thought-provoking panels, each consisting of expert guests, who will share their insights and experiences at the forefront of the digital art world.


4.00–4.50pm: Panel 1 - Commercialization: Monetizing Art in the Digital Age
4.50–5pm: Break
5–5.50pm: Panel 2 - Post-Digital Artisans: Blending Traditional Materials with Cutting-Edge Tech
6–7pm: Post-talk drinks and networking

Panel 1: Commercialization: Monetizing Art in the Digital Age

Moderator: Cedric Payne, Zora.co
Panelists: Dr. Mimi Nguyen, Annka Kultys, Jen Roebuck

In this panel, we will explore the innovative ways artists are leveraging technology to monetize their work. From blockchain and NFTs to smart contracts, social media, and brand building, we'll delve into the strategies artists are employing to thrive in the attention economy. Our expert panelists will share their insights and experiences, discussing the opportunities and challenges that come with navigating the digital landscape. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge on how to effectively promote, protect, and profit from their creative work in an increasingly digital world.

Panel 2: Post-Digital Artisans: Blending Traditional Materials with Cutting-Edge Tech

Moderator: Melanie Lenz (Digital Curator, V&A)
Panelists: Tupac Martir (Sartore Studio), Yuri Suzuki

This panel will showcase the fascinating developments occurring at the intersection of traditional materials and modern technology. We'll examine how artisans are incorporating digital elements into their work. Our panelists will present examples of groundbreaking projects that demonstrate the potential for seamless integration between the analog and digital realms. Through these discussions, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how technology is transforming the world of traditional craftsmanship, opening up new avenues for artistic expression and innovation.

The event will take place in a 100-seat venue, providing an intimate setting for attendees to engage with the panelists and each other. Following the panel discussions, there will be a one-hour post-talk drinks session, offering an opportunity for further networking and conversation.

Lumen x Royal College of Art: The Future of Art