Alpha-ville. International Festival of Post-Digital Culture

Alpha-ville. International Festival of Post-Digital Culture

Postby alpha-ville » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:18 pm

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Alpha-ville 2011
International Festival of Post-Digital Culture
Theme: “Zeitgeist, from digital to post-digital”
Dates: 22nd-25th September 2011
Venues: Netil House, the V&A, Rich Mix, Vortex Jazz Club, Space Studios, Whitechapel Gallery,
XOYO, Hearn Street Warehouse, the streets of Hackney and online

“The idea that digital is something new and transformative is now quite old. So the question for most creatives is not about going digital - it's about making it feel less digital, about making participation and interaction feel post-digital; making the tech less techy. We see this reflected back in the freshest creative and cultural work and Alpha-ville is probably where you see that most vividly in this country.” Tom Uglow, Director of Creative Labs at Google.

The 2011 edition provides an online and live platform to explore, test and disseminate new ideas, emerging trends, collaborations and groundbreaking works. Running from 22-25 September the programme presents social media and interactive art, open labs, meet-ups, talks, workshops and screenings alongside with live music, visual performances and parties.

“The digital revolution is over” Negroponte for WIRED, 1998

This year’s programme addresses the transition from a digital to a post-digital culture, that looks beneath technology at how human behaviours such as collaboration, participation and interaction have redefined the creative practice and society itself, and at how the physical boundaries between reality and online are being blurred.

Alpha-ville incorporates the first London Symposium on Post-digital Culture, festival director Estela Oliva comments, “this year we are joining the discourse about a post-digital age. The festival and more specifically the symposium will provide a forum to exchange knowledge and inspire discussions about the future of digital culture.” Four interconnecting strands run through the format of the festival: Innovation, Live, Screening and Exchange, offering a range of activities that aim to unlock people’s creativity.

Our LIVE MUSIC and AUDIO-VISUAL with:
Pantha Du Prince, Rough Trade, DE (Live)
Kangding Ray, Live AV, Raster Noton, DE (Live AV)
Jon Hopkins, Live AV, Domino Records, UK (Live AV)
Jennifer Cardini, FR
Jacasezk, Gosthly, PL (Live)
Anstam, 50Weapons/MOdeselektion DE
Svarte Greiner, Miasmah, NO (Live AV)
Max Cooper, UK, Traum Schallplatten (Live)
Illum Sphere, Tectonic, UK (Live AV)
Truss, Perc Trax, UK (Live)
Emptyset, Tectonic, UK (Live AV, London Premiere)
Matthew Dear, (dj set)
+ more to be confirmed

This is just an example INNOVATION programme:
AARON KOBLIN us
DAITO MANABE de
MORITZ STEFANER de
KEIICHI MATSUDA uk
JAMES ALLIBAN uk
MAN BARTLETT us
VVVV LAB
MODUL8 ch/de
+ Installation & live/online performance connecting with the V&A Digital Design Weekend
+ more to be confirmed

1st London SYMPOSIUM on post-digital culture with:
FILIP VISNJIC, Creative Applications Network
TOM UGLOW, Google
BILL THOMPSON, BBC
DREW HEMMENT, Future Everything
KEIICHI MATSUDA, Designer and film maker
PATRICK HUSSEY, Arts & Business
MARTIN HAYE, Sticktu
MORTIZ STEFANER, Information designer
CHARLES BECKETT, Arts Council England

And SCREENING & FILM COMPETITION:
Press Pause Play
Alpha-ville screening Programme: The External World, David O’Reilly
Future Past Perfect, Carsten Nicolai
Unit 15 Bartlett School of Architecture Showcase
Alpha-ville Online Cinema
Nobody Here, Cory Arcangel and Seth Price
Alpha-ville International Moving Image Competition
with Ars Electronica Lins, Warp Records, Little White Lies, Hackney Film Festival


For more info, festival and tickets visit:
www.alpha-ville.co.uk
@alphavillefest on twitter
For press info please contact: press@alpha-ville.co.uk
Priscilla Granozio, pg@alpha-ville.co.uk
Lisa Baker, lb@alpha-ville.co.uk
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