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Alpha-ville Festival [Events]

‘Cell’, Initial concept design by James Alliban and Keiichi Matsuda. Photograph by Ghaasan Daghestani

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

Gathering artists, creative coders, new media technologists, designers, architects, professionals, musicians, researchers and academics, some of the key names are: Tom Uglow (Google Creative Labs), Marius Watz, Filip Visnjic (CreativeApplications.Net), Man Bartlett, Daito Manabe, Moritz Stefaner, Keiichi Matsuda, James Alliban, Pantha Du Prince, Jon Hopkins, Jacaszek and Kangding Ray.

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. 

Not to miss:  Alpha-ville Symposium: FROM DIGITAL TO POST-DIGITAL – Friday 23rd September – featuring:

Filip Visnjic – Architect, Lecturer and Founder of Creative Applications Network
Tom Uglow – Director of Creative Labs Europe, Google
Patrick Hussey – Digital Director at Arts & Business
Mortiz Stefaner – Information Designer
Martin Ahe – Business Development at Stiktu
Keiichi Matsuda, Designer and Film-maker
Bill Thompson – Technology Writer at BBC
Drew Hemment – Director & Founder of Future Everything
Katy Beale – Founder / Director at Caper

More details and to get your tickets available here: www.alpha-ville.co.uk

Teaser stills by Graphset