Let's get digital, digital.
It's obvious that the evolved nations in the world don't just use technology, they celebrate it. The proven method is to utilise every available medium to enhance whatever you're doing and for art, there’s no more effective way to super-charge your work than to put it in the digital realm. And that’s exactly what Digital Egypt Art Festival 0.1 is here to do come 27th March.
In a country that started a revolution using social networks, it’s no surprise that terms like ‘digital’ and ‘online’ have begun punctuating almost everything we do. As such, a fine group of local and international institutions are coming together to celebrate the new wave of digital art: the Ministry of Culture, GUC, the British Council, Prohelvetia, Institut Francais and, our brother from another mother, Cairo 360. With activities ranging from academic conferences with smart-sounding titles like “Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era” to young Egyptian artist exhibitions in unorthodox locations like Manasterly Palace, this is an event you can't miss if you fancy yourself part of the technological revolution.
Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Digital Egypt Art Festival is not about standing back and watching. Not only will plenty of the exhibitions be fully interactive – this is digital media after all – there will also be a chance for you to sign up for their workshops, including the futuristic-sounding “From Cybernetics to Technoetics: A Groundcourse” and the super-fun Game Design course, led by Swiss expert, Mario Von Rickenbach.