13 Nov 2018

Bandung Creative Movement 2018: How Creative Activists Face the Industrial Revolution 4.0

Currently we live in the era of industrial revolution 4.0, this has caused widespread disruption in various sectors of people’s lives. Responding to this phenomenon, Telkom University Faculty of Creative Industries (FIK) held an international conference entitled 5th Bandung Creative Movement (BCM) 2018 with the theme Challenge and Opportunities in Art, Design, Technology, Society, and Environment.

The event, which took place on Monday (12/11) at El Royale Hotel, Bandung, was inaugurated by the Vice Rector 3 for Admissions, International Cooperation and Career, Dr. Dida Diah Damajanti, ST., M.Eng.Sc. In her remarks, she hoped that this international conference would open up insights so that Design and Art could be integrated into research, communities, especially the industrial sector, “Currently there are 150 abstracts submitted by participants to be presented in Parallel Session,” said Dida.

It can be said, BCM 2018 bridged the arts, culture and creativity sectors with the 4.0 industrial revolution. So that we who are involved in it can find new possibilities through creativity and innovation as the key words. This international conference opens opportunities for academics and researchers to understand what creative industries are like to answer the challenges in industry 4.0.

Chairman of the Conference who also serves as Dean of FIK, Dr. Didit Widiatmoko, Drs., MSn., welcomes all the challenges and opportunities that existed in the industrial era 4.0. According to him, the activists of the creative industries including art, culture and creativity must be able to follow the acceleration of current technology. One of them is through continuous innovation.

Therefore it felt right if this 2018 BCM invited speakers who indeed focus on the topic, such as: Senior Vice President of Media and Digital Business Department PT. Telkom Indonesia, Joddy Hernady; Human-Computer Interaction, Entertainment Computing and Applied Computer Vision Researcher Saxion University, Dr. Alenjandro Moreno; Interactivity, Design, and Humanity Researcher Faculty Art and Design, Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Norfadilah K; Designer, Maker and Associate Professor at Fudan University Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Prof. Sheng Hung Lee; Culture and Heritage Observer Director of IFI Bandung, Melanie Martini; and Anthropologist from EHESS Frances, Sarah Anais Andrieu.