The Grid: Upload

Introducing a new initiative connecting the worlds of art + tech.

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Event Details


Online Event


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am in San Francisco 07:00pm to 08:30pm in Switzerland


Free. RSVP below.

Join the “who’s who” of the local art + tech community for The Grid: Upload (launch event) and learn more about The Grid’s mission, upcoming activities, and the people behind the project.

The Grid, with swissnex SF as founding member, connects the worlds of art and technology to fuse their strengths. We are on a mission to design best practices and find innovative models for collaboration between artists and technologists to help shape the world of tomorrow.

The Grid was launched as a European initiative at San Francisco’s Gray Area in December 2019 and has since transformed into an international multi-stakeholder platform of artists, technologists, cultural institutes, arts organizations, policy makers, and tech companies.

Program Preview

Solidarity Grid! – an international solidarity raiser for the local art scene
Featuring Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the US; Eric Loeb, Executive Vice President at Salesforce, Robert Kieft, Project Manager at EUNIC Global

The Grid: Virtual festival preview (SF, Sept 10-13) featuring four local content partners:
Barry Threw, Executive Director of Gray Area; Miroslav Wiesner, Director of MUTEK.SF; Jordan Gray, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Codame; and Shamsher Virk, Director of Zero1.

“Nodes – Art + Tech Encounters” – a series of monthly talks about the potentials and the necessity of interdisciplinary collaborations. Edition #1 featuring Nadav Hochman and Vanessa Chang, principal investigators of The Grid’s Art + Tech Reports 2019 and 2020

The Grid presents “eVe” – awarding excellence in art thinking.