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Brighton Digital Festival lines up a month of talent
A digital festival has unveiled a raft of events.
Brighton Digital Festival is organised by a companies, organisations, digital art enthusiasts, developers, artists and community groups from Sussex and beyond.
Amonth-long series of events in September includes new digital art exhibitions, performances, conferences, hackathons, meet-ups, comedy nights, workshops and outdoor events taking place across Brighton and Hove.
The festival includes large, wellestablished conferences such as dConstruct, Reasons to be Creative and Improving Reality, which are expected to attract an international audience.
Pioneering digital artist William Latham will bring his Mutator 1 + 2 exhibitions to Phoenix Brighton from September 7.
Internationally renowned artist Simon Wilkinson will also deliver large screen projections with a live soundtrack at The Old Market in The Sound of The Wind In The Trees.
Leading writers and producers will also be talking in the city, including broadcaster, satirist and journalist Charlie Brooker who will talk at Duke of York’s Picturehouse following an exclusive Black Mirror screening.
An integrated education programme led by Lighthouse will take students out of school and puts them directly into the festival programme, to encourage the digital artists and critical engineers of tomorrow.
A teacher-led event, TeachMeet, will also invite teachers to share good ideas, practical innovations and personal insights in teaching with technology.
Tom Bailey, Brighton Digital Festival manager, said: “The festival reflects Brighton’s unique culture, strong community spirit and thriving digital industry, bringing together companies, professional digital workers and artists.
“This September we will celebrate our third Brighton Digital Festival.
Each year has seen a huge expansion in the programme size and this year is no exception.
“The volume and diversity of events taking place this year is testament to the vibrant and world-class artistic and digital communities working and living in and around Brighton.
“This is an amazing opportunity for people to get involved, learn, play and generally be inspired.”
Full event details can be found at brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/events/.
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