[Festival] KIKK 2013, creativity in digital cultures

The third edition of KIKK, international festival of creativity in digital cultures, takes place in Namur (Belgium) from November 7 to 9, 2013. It's a mix of technology, visual arts, music, architecture, design and interactive media. The program includes conferences, workshops, an exhibition with digital art & prototypes, a creative contest and a party with live performances.  

Conferences mix personnalities from big firms with media artists: Evan Roth, an American artist, explores the relationship between misuse and empowerment. Paolo Cirio, an Italian artist, deals with various issues related to the emergence of digital media in fields such as copyright, privacy, transparency, finance, advertising, geopolitics, democracy and fiction. Here you can see his work with Alessandro Ludovico, Face to Facebook.

Andrew Shoben is the founder of Greyworld, a world renowned artists' collective who creates art in public spaces. Kyle McDonald is a media artist who works with code, from interactive installations to tactical performance. He regularly contributes to open source arts-engineering initiatives such as openFrameworks. He will also lead a workshop about face tracking. 

Design will be highly represented: Ivan Poupyrev's research focuses on inventing technologies that seamlessly blends  digital and physical in devices, everyday objects, living and working environments. He works for Disney Research.

Felix Hartmut Beck loves to find non-intentional use for technical equipment and wants to find the limits of technology to then cross those borders and design specific needs from it. His works has been featured in a range of art and design publications and has gone on to several exhibitions and international design festivals.

Dutch based designer Anouk Wipprecht brings together fashion and technology in an unusual way.

Smokedress by Anouk Wipprecht. © Anouk Wipprecht.

You can find all speakers on KIKK website.

For KIKK's exhibition, many installations will be shown. Dyskograf, by Sati & Yro, is a graphic disk reader. Each disc is created by visitors to the installation by way of felt tip pens provided for their use. The mechanism then reads the disk, translating the drawing into a musical sequence.

Aperture, by The Green Eyl, is a facade installation with interactive and narrative displaying modes. Consisting of an iris diaphragm matrix, the facade's surface with its apertures' variable opening diameters is enriched by a dynamic translucency, that creates new imagery as well as a new channel for communication between inside and outside. 

Niklas Roy & Kati Hyppä propose to make DIY Cyborgs during a workshop on October. Results will be exposed during Kikk Festival. 

Head level extender, prototype by Niklas Roy & Kati Hyppä.

See the wole program on KIKK website.
illustration : Blimp by Evan Roth. © Evan Roth.

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