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The transmediale - international media art festival Berlin - is a platform for artistic presentation and critical reflection on the role of digital technologies in present-day society. The annual festival provides a forum for communication between artists, those working in the media and a wide range of experts, offering a stimulating environment for the presentation of major new projects from digital culture.
Core areas of the festival are the annual conference on the respective festival topic, a biannual thematic exhibition, the open award competition as well as the associated club transmediale CTM, focusing on electronic music and related visual art.

Festival for art and digital culture
The transmediale festival again explores how art and society are changing under the influence of media and technologies which become more and more dominant in our everyday lives. In contemporary art, digital media like video and electronic networks are now so wide-spread that a strict definition of what constitutes ‘media art’ seems no longer possible. We have therefore decided to alter the subtitle of the festival: transmediale is no longer called ‘international media art festival’, but ‘festival for art and digital culture’. This name is supposed to demonstrate the step away from the niche of ‘media art’, yet still points to the field of tension between culture and digital technologies, which continues to form the main driving force of the festival.

ARS Electronica
+ Prix Ars Electronica - International Competition for CyberArts

Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.


The "Digital Communities" category focuses on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of the Internet as well as on the latest developments in social software, user generated content, mobile communications, mash-ups and location based services. Digital Communities" focuses on innovation in human coexistence, efforts to bridge the geographical as well as gender-based digital divide, overcoming cultural conflicts and fostering cultural diversity and the freedom of artistic expression. Consideration is also given to projects that advance the practice of sharing and the formation of a “Cloud Intelligence”, and that facilitate access to technological-social infrastructure. Digital Communities spotlights the political and artistic potential of digital and networked systems and is thus designed to singled out for recognition a broad spectrum of projects, programs, artworks, initiatives and phenomena in which social and artistic innovation is taking place, as it were, in real time. A Golden Nica, two Awards of Distinction and up to 12 Honorary Mentions will be awarded in the Digital Communities category in 2010.

European Media Art Festival
EMAF stands for the European Media Art Festival
24-26 April 2015 Festival

The EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, gallery owners and an audience of specialists, the festival has a great impact on the topic and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of new experimental films, performances, lectures, an exhibition and the Media Campus.

The frame of content of the festival is ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements.

Today, the reinterpretation and re-coding of media content, works of art and music take place in popular culture and art alike. In the process, mashing up citations and references evolves into the aesthetic, satirical and subversive stylistic device, where it also infringes on the rights of third parties.

Media Art Biennale

We started in the frontier-opening year 1989. Ever since its beginnings, WRO has become an international festival of electronic art. Although it took audio-visual experiences as its starting point, already the first presentations made set these artistic phenomena in a broader context. Annual editions held in the first three consecutive years were followed by our decision in 1993 to hold the event ever since then on a biennial basis. The program combined video works, installations, performances, linear and interactive works, displayed and exhibited, made subject to the viewer’s/ listener’s experience. Single- and multi-channel projections interspersed with performances made during audiovisual or media-based concerts, involving in the area of contact with the spectator televised actions as well as multidirectional network-based projects.

The Dutch Electronic Art Festival - DEAF

The Dutch Electronic Art Festival, is a biennial international and interdisciplinary festival organized by V2_ in Rotterdam (NL) which showcases crossovers between art, technology and society. DEAF features:
• an exhibition of interactive installations and Internet projects
• live performances (sound, music, installations, film, images)
• seminars and workshops
• talks and presentations
• an academic symposium
• a publication/catalog
• a festival website which allows participation and provides practical information and documentation

DEAF has established itself as one of the major European events in this field. It is a showcase for recent artwork, some specially commissioned, as well as a forum for critical discussion. The event brings together a varied group of visitors, artists and critics from home and abroad. Through collaboration between local, national and international art and research institutes, DEAF attempts to generate a synergy of thought among different disciplines about media technology. V2_ has presented DEAF in Rotterdam since 1994. Its forerunner, the Manifestation for the Unstable Media, was held annually at V2_'s previous location in 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) since 1986.

Each festival has a specific theme, which structures the contents of the event. These themes make it possible to investigate specific aspects of new technological developments in a more focused way.

artFutura / Inteligencia Colectiva

ART FUTURA tries to anticipate the future of art associated to the new technologies.
From January 1990, the annual shows of ART FUTURA in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville...

Audiovisual art festival in the Netherlands. “SOFT MACHINES”

We live in an information society in which data has become a commodity and is being stored and distributed in an increasingly massive manner. But how much do we need and want to know? When is it mandatory to have total transparency and when is it better to refrain from making data accessible at all or in a limited way only? How are privacy, efficiency and security balanced in this respect?

Soft Machines: Where the Optimized Human Meets Artificial Empathy Artificial intelligence is a concept that appeals to the imagination. The ‘Singularity’, the moment at which computers become more intelligent than people, is a utopia for some and a nightmare for others. But what about the emotional and empathetic capabilities of computers and machines? Humans are naturally inclined to ascribe feelings to machines. At this point in time, robotic nurse assistants are already carrying out important work in nursing homes, and computers and mathematical models are playing an increasingly greater role in ethical decision-making.

OFFF Barcelona 2016

International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture

Since 2001, OFFF festival has been held in Barcelona, becoming the globally recognized and trendsetting event it is today. The three-day festival showcases top digital artists, web, print and interactive designers, motion graphics studios, and new music adventurous. OFFF festival provides insight into all culture media platforms.

But OFFF is more than an event about any of these disciplines. More than a design conference, a multimedia trade fair, or a digital animation festival. OFFF is an enthusiastic celebration of a new visual culture. After eight years on the frontline of digital arts events, OFFF has trascended its own nature as a festival to become a synonym for modernity, both aesthetic and technological.

OFFF is spreading the work of a generation of creators that are breaking all kind of limits. Those separating the commercial arena from the worlds of art and design; music from illustration, or ink and chalk from pixels. Artists that have grown with the web and receive inspiration from digital tools, even when their canvas is not the screen. OFFF dreams about the future, and then writes the code for it.

The Documenta D14

10. 6. - 17. 9. 2017
Again, the Documenta will take place in Kassel. This is the finest and biggest Art exhibition in the world. Artists and visitors travel from to see what international Art is currently about and of course to enjoy the hospitality of our interesting University Town with all its Pubs, Clubs and Parcs and the beautiful surrounding Hessian and Lower Saxony countryside such as Hohenkirchen, Fritzlar, Melsungen, Homberg, Hann. Muenden, etc.

Japan Media Arts Festival

AIt is a "Contest" in which we praise creative media art works utilizing the latest expression technology. Also it is a "Festival" in which we support creative activity and broadly present various art works.
At the same time, we are promoting the development of media arts in Japan by providing the opportunities of appreciation, such as Exhibitions and Sanctioned Events.

The Media Art Friesland Festival

Again, the Documenta will take place in Kassel. This is the finest and biggest Art exhibition in the world. Artists and visitors travel from to see what international Art is currently about and of course to enjoy the hospitality of our interesting University Town with all its Pubs, Clubs and Parcs and the beautiful surrounding Hessian and Lower Saxony countryside such as Hohenkirchen, Fritzlar, Melsungen, Homberg, Hann. Muenden, etc.

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival - Hong Kong

Animatronica presents a platform to witness technology as critical challenges to our pre-conceived notion of existence, presence, control, power, time and sustainability. The festival has invited seven new media artists who use surveillance devices to create interactive works. It facilitates a fun process that brings us closer to a new consciousness. In most culture, life entails movement and interaction with the environment. In Animatronica, machines moves and interact with the environment as if they are animated, given lives.



VIPER is a forum for innovation and creativity - as one of the internationally leading festivals, dedicated to promoting and communicating qualitatively outstanding and innovative works and projects, VIPER presents for five days recent productions from all over the world: interactive films and installations, video essays, net art projects, VJ-Events and performances. Traditionally, the major focus is on the moving image. VIPER's unique profile includes works in the realm of the fine arts as well as film. In the context of a festival the parallel exploration of both genres indicates numerous references and makes evident that cinema's visual heritage and mass media, such as TV, video and internet create an explosive reservoir of visual innovation.



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