Brighton Digital Festival
13 September – 13 October 2018
The Brighton Digital Festival explores developments and innovations in digital culture with a special focus on Brighton’s innovative digital economy and its vibrant art scene.
The festival has an exciting concept: everyone who wants to contribute to the programme is invited to organise an event and submit the idea to the organisers. Visitors can look forward to events from completely different areas and disciplines, which can all be linked to digitality in some way, for example hackathons, performances, conferences, or open studios. At the heart of the festival is The Messy Edge conference, which addresses the impact of technology on social, cultural, and political issues. Who and what influence the world in which we live? Artists, activists, and thinkers exploring this issue will present their perspectives in thought-provoking talks. Among others, the artists Emma Frankland and Asad J. Malik as well as Sharon Webb from the University of Sussex will give lectures. Other events, such as the exhibition “Uncommon Natures”, featuring works that were shortlisted for the 2018 Lumen Prize, and a performance by choreographer Chisato Minamimura called “Scored in Silence”, are either free or accessible with a ticket, which can be purchased on the website.