Alpha-ville Festival Call for Submissions
Hi Guys,The Alpha-ville Festival 2012 call for submissions is now open. We would love to see work from local and international artists, coders, designers, thinkers, digital and non-digital people that considers, participates in, creates and expresses what will be the next steps for building an alternative future that, we hope, will belong to the people.We are also hosting our annual Future of Moving Image Award. The Award is dedicated to acknowledging the best talent pushing the boundaries of moving image as a tool for creative expression, innovation and forward thinking.Visit www.alpha-ville.co.uk/submissions to get involved and to submit. We look forward to seeing your work! Proposals are accepted for the following categories:Music/SoundAV PerformancesLab Hack Event or Meet-upMoving ImagePublic InterventionsNew Media Art/Multimedia ProjectsCritical: Talks Panels Workshops Presentations Academic Papers DEADLINESSubmissions close on Friday 22nd June 2012Moving Image Submissions will close on Sunday 15th July 2012Submission fee: £5 http://www.alpha-ville.co.uk/submissions/ ABOUT THE FESTIVALAlpha-ville is London’s International Festival of Post-digital Culture. Based in East London the festival presents a unique combination of advanced music films design digital and new media art exhibitions community events urban interventions workshops labs and a Symposium on Post-digital Culture. This year the festival will take place between 3-7 October.
2012 THEME: ‘UNFINITY’
We live in a unique moment in history between two rapidly changing worlds. One is the world of decaying political and economic structures and the other is the world of an infinite explosion in technology and information. There are conflicting mindsets in every part of our culture: the contradiction between ubiquitous virtual presence and physical presence creating an identity crisis; the non-hierarchical organic web structure clashing with hierarchical non-organic real-world structures; the myth of the individual as a genius vs the power of the crowd and the collaborative practice; the passive and observant attitude set against active participation and co-creation. These opposing forces are placing us in a paradoxical state that we have named Unfinity.Unfinity is a pull between these poles a hybrid space. It’s timeless and uncertain. We believe that to ease the state of Unfinity in a human and meaningful way it is crucial to be creative to experiment to challenge and take action.
Timeless Hybrid Infinity Code Data Body Physicality Space Clould Culture Mixed Reality Augmented Reality Experimentation Unfinished Future of Art New Aesthetic Failure Prototype Interactivity Democratisation Activism Hacktivism Avatars 3D Printing Openweb Smart Cities Sustainability Internet of Things Censorship Privacy Identity Grassroots Uncertainty Collaborative Design DIY Active Citizenship New Aesthetic …