New Technologies in Culture and Art: Trends, Risks, Discoveries - Programme - St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Panel Discussion

New Technologies in Culture and Art: Trends, Risks, Discoveries

General Staff Building, Small Atrium 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

The session will cover the following topics:

  • New technologies as new opportunities for artistic expression in museums, theaters, cinemas, and a new type of media collaborations: experiences, frustrations, successes
  • How does modern culture use new media to attract young people and expand beyond traditional spaces?
  • VR as the limit of immersiveness: What benefits do curators and directors gain by immersing the audience in the historical context and making them their participants through VR?
  • What risks are associated with the extensive or intensive integration of the latest technologies in cultural spaces?
  • Innovation economics: Are we at the stage of expensive experiments or new monetization models?



  • Vyacheslav Beresnev, Executive Director of Z-Union, Executive Director of ALRII (Russia);
  • ArtemBuftyak, Chief Screenwriter of VR/AR, MIA Russia Today (Russia);
  • VladimirGritsenko, General Director of the Kulikovo Field Museum-Reserve (Russia);
  • Vadim Gigin, General Director of the National Library of Belarus (Belarus);
  • Ekaterina Klyukova, зDeputy Director for Scientific and Educational Work of the State Historical Museum (Russia);
  • Manoj Kumar Kulikendi, Scientific Secretary of the INFIBNET Center, Gujarat (India);
  • Mikhail Patlasov, director of I Killed the Tsar VR performance at the Theater of Nations (Russia);
  • Tatiana Kharitonova, Researcher at the State Hermitage Museum, Candidate of Psychological Sciences (Russia);
  • Michael Cinque, Technical/Fintech journalist, Business Day Media (Nigeria).

Moderator: Natalya Loseva, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, RIA Russia Today Curator of VR/AR projects, RIA Novosti (Russia).