Bezalel X for New Technologies
בצלאל X - המרחב לטכנולוגיות חדשות
بتسلئيل X - مركز التقنيات الجديدة

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In the past, art and design were considered simply the finishing touch for a tech product; today they are the mindset that inspires technological progress.
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Roee Bigger - Head of Bezalel X for New Technologies

Bezalel X - Art, Design and Technology
Transforming the Future

In the past, art and design were considered simply the finishing touch for a tech product; today they are the mindset that inspires technological progress. Rapidly becoming the driving force for new ideas and new products, their critical role has propelled them to the forefront of the development process. This is true throughout the world and particularly in Israel, renowned for its high-tech sector and entrepreneurial spirit.

Conversely, these advanced technologies and sophisticated tools are being used to further art and design, building on traditional techniques and exploring new paths of self-expression, new concepts of esthetics and new forms of communication.

Bezalel empowers its students and faculty to become involved in this pioneering convergence of art and technology, design and innovation, science and creativity, by introducing them to the requisite terminology and skill sets and mentoring them as they find their place in this expanding ecosystem. In parallel, the Academy provides them with the critical ability to analyze and evaluate the social and ethical impact of these emerging technologies that can and will dramatically affect our lives.

As this dynamic intensifies, Bezalel is expanding its alliances and affiliations in Israel and abroad, building partnerships, collaborative projects and entrepreneurial relationships with a vast network of universities and R&D  centers, private companies, established businesses, fledgling startups and even non-profits.

To develop effective ways of dealing with major global challenges, using numerous methodologies, Bezalel students and faculty are encouraged to work closely with scientists, engineers, cognitive researchers, AI experts, clinicians and social thinkers in domains such as healthcare, assistive technologies, the implication of climate change, human augmentation and the nature of artistic creation.

These collaborative efforts focus on channeling design processes into entrepreneurial enterprises, creating solutions that will enhance everyday life, leading the way in this exciting era of advances and innovation.

רועי ביגר
Roee Bigger - Head of Bezalel X for New Technologies

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