Creativity is at the forefront of human invention and advancement. Innovations in the fields of technology, design, and modeling have propelled humanity forward toward a prosperous, and interconnected age. Creative industries not only serve people in terms of entertainment and leisure but facilitate key developments in all sorts of scientific and engineering fields of study.
With the advent of the internet and computational technology, it has become easier than ever for people to share their creations and ideas. Interconnectedness has become the norm, and this serves to benefit people, businesses, and nations. It is worth noting, however, that while digitalization and automation have become widespread, the concepts are difficult to apply to creative industries, whose working order relies on talent and ingenuity, rather than routine and tasks that are easy to replicate. The creative industries are unique in that regard, spearheading innovations that pave the way for advancements in other industries.
Most notably, creative industries prove their importance to us all in modern front-end software design, creating interactive and intuitive user experiences for modern applications, and making them easily accessible to people from all walks of life. In addition to facilitating accessibility, creative industries are looking beyond the current medium landscape, experimenting with newfound methods of interactivity such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and even brain-interfacing technology.
While these advancements benefit all of us, it is imperative that we prioritize the sustainability of creative industries. An industry with such unique and innovative outputs, and transformative economic impact, must be preserved for future generations and kept sustainable for the sake of our planet’s safety and longevity. Scholars and researchers deliberating on the topic of Sustainability in Creative Industries are proposing new methods of nature-based solutions to current environmental problems. Propositions on topics regarding eco-friendly materials, sustainability in design production, digital-based education methods, and digital design innovation, prove promising and stand to keep creative industries sustainable and reduce the overall negative environmental impact on the globe.
Join us at IEREK’s 4th edition of the “Sustainability in Creative Industries (SCI)” conference in collaboration with Universitas Ciputra, Indonesia, and help preserve one of the most unique and innovative industries humanity has ever produced. Accepted papers will have the chance to be published in the Scopus-Indexed ASTI book series “Advances in Science, Technology, and Innovation” following the peer review process.