DI-EGY FEST 0.1: “Technology has profoundly changed the way we connect, work and play in Egypt. Technology can even start a revolution?
Social networks, videos, mobile networks, tablets, digital games, computers…most of our lives in Egypt have become consumed in a digital world. What is specific about the way that we connect to digital media? What has been our progress in digital art production in Egypt? What do we need to learn from international digital arts experience? How we can connect with international artists to open platforms? And most importantly, why do we present this festival now?
We face many questions today, after our revolution. Now is an ideal moment to establish our first Digital arts festival in Egypt: “DI-EGY FEST”. From the 27th March to the 10th April 2013, Di-Egy Fest will present different activities for Egyptian and international artists and audience in Cairo. They will have the chance to see digital arts exhibitions, projection nights, visit open studios, attend academic conferences, or participate in one of six different workshops. Children will have a chance to learn about digital arts through the Di-Egy children section too.”
WORKSHOP 6 http://www.di-egyfest.com/workshops.html
SENSORAMA BY i-DAT
MIKE PHILLIPS, STAVROS DIDAKIS, ZIAD EWAIS
MONDAY 1 TO TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2013 FROM 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
The Sensorama Workshop builds on i-DAT’s experience developing a range of ‘Operating Systems’ to dynamically manifest ‘data’ as experience in order to enhance perspectives on a complex world. The Operating Systems project explores data as an abstract and invisible material that generates a dynamic mirror image of our biological, ecological and social activities.
And of course the conference: http://www.di-egyfest.com/conference.html