The workshop kicked off with the introduction of iNYALA 2022 and the open call competition brief by Helios Loo and Abdul Shakir. Malaysia-based undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcomed to propose their new media artwork based on one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), translating dull data into engaging digital artworks to be showcased in an LED Display cube at Fahrenheit88, Kuala Lumpur.
The sharing session between Amanda Ariawan, Nabila Wardhana and Yap Sau Bin, moderated by Abdul Shakir covered topics on how to incorporate sustainability in digital art, what does digital art mean for the local design scene and the takeover of AI art.
Nabila Wardhana mentioned the importance of conveying people’s experiences especially in public art while Amanda Ariawan spoke on extending the life of projects through timeless, minimalist design as a personal sustainable art practice. Yap Sau Bin also spoke on how new media and generative art provides opportunities to challenge design norms and different ways of thinking with technology.
As design schools are traditionally more skill set focused, Abdul Shakir mentioned that with iNYALA’s open call emphasis on Sustainable Development Goals, design can also be used as a tool to provoke ideas and think critically with technology.