A festival of knowledge and culture that falls generally in February-March each year. It links together different knowledge networks and reinforces the significance of Innovation, Interaction, Information, Communication and Technology in the 21st century through the agencies of panel discussions, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and exciting competitive events. It serves as a meeting place for creative minds to discuss their ideas and allow for testing of their ideas in the face of intense competition, rigorous evaluations and a touch of the carnival.
The events at Synapse are designed to inspire solutions in which technology, culture, humanitarianism, and viability symbiotically coexist. The Synapse attempts to inspire creativity within the restrictions that are inevitable in any technological or cultural development.
Synapse creates a platform for technologists to harmonize with media and design in cultural contexts. It is thus an invitation to artists and designers to experiment with technology.
Synapse 2005 was the first experiment with this idea of a composite festival, with events ranging from areas such as Networks and Software to Theatre and Rock Competitions. The idea was to find a place where we would be able map the mutual relationship between technology and culture, and examine their reciprocity.
With systematic and generous support from the corporate community and overwhelming participation of students from all over India, we can definitely say that the experiment was successful as this spirit of cooperation, involvement, publicity, sponsorship, innovation, creativity, fusion, rhythm, aesthetics, fun and frolic, drama, fashion – all were at the peak during Synapse 2007....