while (tech) do {art}
Bangalore, Karnataka

while (tech) do {art}

while (tech) do {art}

while (tech) do {art} is a one-day culture fair that takes place in Bengaluru. The festival seeks to showcase art, writing, new media and DIY projects that present a commentary on our relationship with technology as individuals, families and communities. A first of its kind, the festival aims to “address the political, social, psychological, mindful and playful dimensions of our digital lives.”

The first edition of the while (tech) do {art} organised by Critters’ Collective, held in November 2022, was free and open to all. It featured essays, interviews, artwork, zines, workshops, films and other media that contribute to “the discourse of cultures of technology.” Some of the artists to be featured in this edition included Aakash Suri, Kalyani Tupkary, Sameer Kulkarni, Bad Press and Gaurika Singhal.

The festival also included workshops such as “Solemnly Resolve” by Fields of View – a game to critically engage with the Indian Constitution, “Our Relationship with Technology” by Sneha Joshi – a reflection on how we connect with tech and “Self Driving Cars & Remote Controlled People” by Hasan, a dialogue that seeks to establish the social practices, systems and policies needed to combat the newer challenges of tech such as polarisation and child development.

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How To Get There

How to Reach Bengaluru

1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.

2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from Delhi and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which covers many major cities in between.

3. By Road: The city is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru, and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.

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Facilities

  • Family-friendly

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Covid Safety

  • Limited capacity

Items and Accessories to Carry

1. Woolens. Bengaluru during December is pleasantly cold, with temperatures ranging from 15°C-25°C.

2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.

3. Comfortable footwear. Sneakers (perfect option if it’s not likely to rain) or boots (but make sure they are worn in). You need to keep those feet tappin’ and heads bangin’. On that note, carry a bandana or a scrunchie to avoid tressy accidents with your fellow festival goers.

4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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About Critters’ Collective

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Critters’ Collective

Critters’ Collective is a group of individuals that organises the while (tech) do {art}…

Contact Details
Sidharth Das, Univ.ai

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