SANTA FE, N.M. — Since they started the Currents New Media Festival in 2010, co-founders Frank Ragano and Mariannah Amster have always envisioned establishing community-wide partnerships over the month of June to showcase arts, science and technology.
And this year, springing from its new relationship with the Santa Fe Institute and the first-ever InterPlanetary Festival, Currents has spearheaded a new series of events with the hopes of making the city known as a new/digital media art center for the U.S.
“Futurition,” a series of art exhibitions, installations, talks and other happenings under umbrella themes of digital and new media art, technology and – of course – the future, started Thursday with the opening day of the InterPlanetary fest in the Railyard. It ends June 24, the last day of Currents.
Other Futurition partners include the Thoma Foundation’s Art House, Axle Contemporary’s rolling exhibit space, form & concept gallery, Meow Wolf and the Railyard.