The city of Malaga is one of the main cultural and technological cities of Spain, with a growing international projection. Located in a privileged territory, bathed by the sun and the sea, with a benign climate and with more than three thousand years of history behind it, is a city that has decided to stand for culture and technological research as strategic lines of development and social progress.
Today, Malaga is an authentic museum hub, being one of the Spanish cities with more museums and art centres in its historical center, Among them we can find the Picasso Museum, the Pablo Picasso Museum-Birthplace Foundation, the Centre Pompidou Málaga, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Saint Petersburg Russian Museum Collection, the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), the Museum Jorge Rando or the newly opened Museum of Málaga. This wide variety of museums and art centres, all of great prestige at national and international level, is complemented by many other cultural spaces, such as La Térmica cultural center, r, the Caja Blanca, and a whole network of groups and associations of artists (La Casa Amarilla, Gravura Workshop, Mahatma Showroom, etc.).
However Malaga does not only stand out for its artistic and cultural dynamism, but also for its commitment to technological development and entrepreneurship, being the main Andalusian city in the sector, with projects such as the Málaga Valley Club – an innovation platform built up by companies from the Telecommunications and Information Technology sector-, Malaga Smart City or the Pole of Digital Content (el Polo Digital). It is in Malaga where the Technological Park of Andalusia (PTA) is located, which contains important local, national and international companies. It is also in Malaga where the Association of Entrepreneurs of Information and Communication Technologies of Andalusia (ETICOM) and the International Association of Technological Parks (IASP) are located, and where the Transfiere Forum is held annually, the main meeting of multi-sectoral innovation in Spain.
All of this makes Malaga a privileged space to host the main meeting of the Digital Humanities in Spanish, and to reflect on the place that Humanities and Culture should be stand in our current hyper-technology and hyperconnected society.