Bruno Rives, Tebaldo, creator and animator of LaboBnF, introduced this new medium presenting its application possibilities in general as well as for art in particular.
The art collector and developer of iPhone and iPad applications Ivo Wessel presented recent developments in the art world through new technologies with a particular emphasis on legal issues. Julius Wiedemann, editor of Taschen publishing house, finally discussed with us the evolution of new technologies regarding communication and reading.
In addition an exhibition was organised circling around the work of François Schuiten. Amongst other things the exhibition presented an art work made of electronic ink incorporating slow animation which had especially been created for this occasion as well as serigraphs of the author.
Galarno also organised a workshop with designers and artists, offering a great opportunity for receiving information about on-going projects and exchanging experiences as well as the possibility to experiment with writing and drawing on a prototype colour tablet.
This event has reinforced the idea of a promising future of electronic ink for art, enabling us to meet a curious audience, ambitious artists and dynamic professionals.
Update: I've been gently reminded that I need to credit the photographer, Patricia Despagne, and the artist in the photo, Thomas Duchene.