Art and technology make not-so-strange bedfellows at Forward Fest

By Jason Busch, InBusiness

art&tech_unsplashIn ways like never before, the lines between art and technology are being blurred. So much so, in fact, that it’s one of the topics being presented at this year’s Forward Festival, August 18–25, in Madison.

The event, which began in 2010 as the Forward Technology Conference and has since grown to a full-blown, eight-day event with the tech conference at its center, attracts over 2,000 attendees and includes 40-plus events organized by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.

This year, Forward Festival organizers are working with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), to bring the arts and technology communities together in a marriage made in heaven for creative types from all business sectors.

In addition to hosting on of its regular MMoCA Nights events on August 19 during the Forward Fest proceedings, MMoCA programmed a special ART+ event specifically for Forward Fest and its diverse audience of entrepreneurs, nerds, designers, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creative professionals from across the Midwest. Read more …

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