Brighton Digital Festival – the UK’s largest celebration of digital culture – will be returning this year with more than 100 events already confirmed and many more in development.
Brighton Dome will host the festival as a hub venue, providing the space for a range of live performances, film installations and conferences designed for digital industry experts.
Spokeswoman Emma Robertson said: “Dance is at the heart of the venue’s live programme of Brighton Digital Festival events. Blurring the lines between man, his environment, flesh and silicon, choreographer Matthew Morris performs GøL4M (Sept 23), a pioneering new work from Frederic Deslias/Le Clair Obscur, which explores the dancer becoming a creature of our machine-obsessed age to stunning effect.
“Also appearing within Brighton Digital Festival include Flexer & Sandiland’s film installation Gravity Shift (Sept 22-26) and a double bill featuring a duet with a digital self in Fiend by Casson & Friends (Sept 25) and readysaltedcode’s stre (Sept 25), a collaboration between dance and computer students from Battle Abbey School.
“The programme also includes family-friendly and technology-led outdoor adventure You’re Getting Warmer (Sept 21), Pop-up Brighton’s multi-media free-for-all Bring Your Own Beamer (Sept 20) and the SoundScreen (Sept 4), an optical and audio adventure that sees visual artists pair with bands to produce a visual response to their music.”
Alongside these performances, Brighton Dome has partnered with Brighton Digital Festival to host some of the conference events taking place throughout the month. These include:
l BrightonSEO (September 11-12) – a one-day conference and training sessions.
l Reasons to be Creative (September 1-3) – a three-day conference for web designers and coders.
l Improving Reality (September 4) – an inspiring day of talks by thinkers from the technology, film, education and art worlds, exploring how new technologies are changing our understanding of the world.
l dConstruct 2014 (September 5) – a one-day gathering of artists, writers, hackers and coders regarding surveillance, connected devices and big data with the theme Living with the Network.
l Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2014 (September 6) – from DIY microscopes to CAD workshops, this interactive exhibition will showcase the rich cornucopia of projects from makers across the UK.
l Let’s Get Real Conference (September 18) – a day of networking and conference sessions for those working in cultural organisations, to learn to get to know their audience better, use digital tactics more effectively and gain insights into user behaviours.