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Signal 2016 : festival of lights in Prague

  The fourth annual Signal Festival of Lights will take place in Prague from 13–16 October expanding the horizons of adults and children alike. Twenty installations including popular videomappings, artistic light objects, interactive installations will be presented as well as a day program designed for children with a spherical performance projected on the walls of the SIGNAL Dome. ...

10 places around the world for digital art events

From Switzerland to Mexico, Spain to Japan by way of Greece or Germany, Digitalarti Media comes back on 10 digital art events our editors have covered in 2015 and 2016. Thank you to all the partner festivals for your trust.  MAPPPING FESTIVAL & ELECTRON FESTIVAL - GENEVA ...

BIAN AUTOMATA: Montreal in AUTOMATIC mode

Are we now fully immersed in the age of machines? This is the question that we will all be asking, from 3rd June to 3rd July 2016, during the international cultural rendezvous organised by ELEKTRA and the Arsenal Contemporary Art space in Montreal, as part of the major exhibition for the 3rd International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN). An exhibition with as theme AUTOMATA: art made by machines for machines. ...

ADAF: Athens in alternative digital mode

Baptised Digital Pop, the twelfth Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) aims to highlight the different aspects of a new pop culture underway at the height of the digital age, when new practices linked primarily to new technology and the internet generate new behavioural and creative trends affecting us all on a daily basis, and tinged with an underlying sensitive militant tone. ...

Kinetic Mapping in Geneva

Mapping Festival 2016 in Geneva has once again exuded a refreshing, pioneering spirit with kinetic installations deconstructing space, a wealth of interactive workshops and an incandescent live AV performance. ...

Whistleblowers, virtual reality, robotics and the future of culture at European Lab 2016

The Arty Farty team (Nuits Sonores) has achieved a superb European Lab Forum centred on attentively and proactively involving the youth of Europe in terms of cultural policy against a European backdrop under strain. Is culture a factor for democracy? This is no longer an issue for the organisers of the biannual event (winter edition in Paris), leading by example at the heart of a definitively political and connected forum. ...

ELECTRON 2016: Electronic Cultures Festival in Geneva

Exhibitions, concerts, performances and contemporary dance… From Brian Eno to Carl Craig, from a Torture Garden party to sound-systems, Electron Festival offers an outstanding line-up for its 13th edition; perhaps the best since its 10th anniversary. Listed below are the main features of this event that will take place from 24th to 27th March over the Easter weekend in Geneva. ...

Digital Choc 2016: spotlight on Franco-Japanese creation

From 19th February to 21st March 2016, Digital Choc is back for its 5th edition. Responsible for organising the Tokyo festival, the Institut français in Japan has a strictly Franco-Japanese programme lined up. Through a theme called “futurama,” the artists invited explore the future and raise questions through their disparate perspectives. This bi-national combination and the resulting cultural differences, make it a particularly interesting event. ...

19th Japan Media Arts Festival – a must

    The Japan Media Arts Festival holds a prominent position amongst Asian digital arts festivals. The 19th edition, taking place from 3rd to 14th February 2016, features contemporary digital creation, animation and video games. On this occasion Award-winning Works, currently one of the finest international exhibitions, assembles all works awarded prizes by the festival in 2015.  ...

Transmediale 2016: Anxiously Digital Berlin

Called ‘Conversation Piece’, Transmediale 2016 seeks to reboot the format of this big annual gathering of post-digital international culture, by transforming it into a truly ephemeral forum for discussion around the anxious nature of our post-capitalist world. Interview with Kristoffer Gansing, artistic director of Transmediale since 2012.   ...

Moscow’s MediaArtLab: interview with Olga Shishko

The first stage of a mini-tour around the world of media labs takes us east. We interviewed Olga Shishko, the curator and artistic director of Moscow’s MediaArtLab about the activities of this structure mainly dedicated to image and, more generally, about the future of digital art in Russia. ...

WRO Gives New Media Art a Polish Overview

For its 16th edition, the WRO Media Art Biennale of Wroclaw, the major forum for new media art in Poland, has gathered a massive program which is going to explore anew all creative approaches to new technologies and crossover realms that arise where art and science, economics and social activism intersect. ...

Animaze to stream to the World some 40 hours of content

We are quite excited to report Animaze has partnered with M (M Brands Film Inc.; 1mint.net) to stream the festival live (April 16-19th, 2015) and on-demand through May 26, 2015.   ...

Thomas Li Vigni / Techfest 2015: a digital experience in India

Digital painting artist Thomas Li Vigni experienced the Indian event Techfest, the "Asia’s largest science and technology festival". As every year since 1998, the 2015 edition of Techfest took place early January at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay Campus, one of the 15 institutes of technologies in India and the oldest one of them. ...
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