Elektra 2013 – Meditations on Anti/Matter

Montreal, the beginning of May, a dark performance space illuminated by an otherworldly glow; this combination of factors could only mean one thing – Elektra! CAN was on hand at the 14th edition of the venerable Canadian digital arts festival to soak up the proceedings and we’ve prepared the following overview of some of the (well, our) highlights.

Considering Virtuality: Theorizing the Web 2013

A strangeness abounds when people are asked to theorize and elucidate something so untethered and rhizomatic as the Internet. At its basic structure, networks connect us to the images, data and knowledge we draw upon every day. Yet what is at the heart of these connections and what separates or integrates our In Real Life (IRL) and digital personas?

Vector – Toronto’s Game+Art Convergence

Vector festival, a self-described “game+art convergence” touches down in Toronto for four days later this week with a program of screenings, performances, panel discussions and exhibitions. CAN tracked down Skot Deeming of Vector’s curatorial team (pictured above, to the right of Clint Enns, Katie Micak and Christine Kim) to get the lowdown on the first edition of the festival.

NODE13 – Forum for Digital Arts – CAN Panel Discussion

Almost three years since their last edition, the new edition of ‘NODE13 – Forum for Digital Arts’ takes place next year, 11-17th February, in Frankfurt, Germany. The festival comes with the key topic ‘The Rules – Examining code as shapeable cosmoplastic material’ and it invites visitors for the week-long festival of digital art and interactive culture. “After…