Brighton Digital Festival promises biggest line-up yet

The Brighton Digital Festival is set to return in September and promises to be the biggest installment yet.

dConstruct speakers

Old favourite dConstruct, the headline conference aimed at web designers and developers, is tackling the theme Communicating With Machines this year.

Curated by digital consultancy Clearleft, it will bring together speakers from the worlds of web, music, mobile, security, and comedy including Amber Case, an expert in cyborg anthropology, and comedian Adam Buxton who relies heavily on the web social world in his Bug show.

Dan Williams will be speaking at dConstruct at the Dome on 6 September. He’ll talk about how he works in a simultaneously on- and off-line world, on things like this clever little Display Cabinet project.

Reasons to be Creative

Reasons to be Creative (formerly Flash on the Beach) returns to The Dome on 2-4 September and hopes to appeal to designers, coders, creatives, filmmakers, animators, installation types, illustrators, and artists – so everyone – and will welcome on stage type guru Erik Spiekermann, illustrator Mr Bingo, and artist and designer Dominic Wilcox among many others.

Improving Reality is back at The Dome Studio Theatre on 5 September bringing together a panel including artist, urbanist and planner Keller Easterling, artist and biologist Daisy Ginsburg, and Georgina Voss, researcher and writer investigating design, innovation, technological practices, gender and sexuality, and ethics.

BRAXT (synthetic plant form), by William Latham
BRAXT (synthetic plant form), by William Latham

Digital artist William Latham will present his Mutator 1+2 exhibition at the Phoenix Britain from 7 September.

Having forged a reputation as one of the UK’s leading computer artists in the 1980s he subsequently hasn’t exhibited in the UK for over twenty years. 

Latham is known for combining organic imagery with computer animation to make futuristic looking 3D organisms.

Pixel Pyro's fireworks
Pixel Pyro’s fireworks

Mutator 1 + 2 will include early hand-drawn work, large computer generated Cibachrome prints, video art and projected imagery. It takes place at Phoenix Brighton 7,8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29 September.

Brighton Digital Festival takes place throughout September across multiple venues across Brighton.

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