For 5 days this September, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, some of the biggest and brightest Brighton companies are opening their doors to show you what they do, where they do it and how.
I passionately believe that as the world we live in becomes more and more mediated by technology, then the group of people who create that technology needs to reflect the diversity of the people who will use it.
What is the best way to learn? It’s a big question, right? One, that some very clever people have been trying to answer for a long time, but while we’ve only just begun to unravel the secrets of our own brain, we can presume a few things. Firstly, that learning is social and requires us to share information with each other, secondly, that it’s based on experience and thirdly, you need motivation to make it happen. Get those three things right and you’re flying!
We are delighted to announce the six Arts and Tech Commissions for Brighton Digital festival 2014. These commissions were devised to support the development and exhibition of new and ambitious pieces of work that explore the fusion between arts and technology.
I’m really pleased to be working on Brighton Digital Festival 2014 and will be tweeting about events that will pique your curiosity, enable your creativity and expand your knowledge.
We are very pleased to announce the awardees for our Grassroots Fund 2014. The Grassroot Fund awards are used to support independently organised events from individuals and community groups as part of Brighton Digital Festival.
Last night we had the pleasure of hosting Clive Andrews at The FuseBox, who spent an hour advising BDF organisers on making the most of their social media platforms. It was so good that we had to share it with you guys (albeit a condensed version).
Last week the Brighton Digital Festival PR team at Fugu held a workshop for event organisers to get practical advice on how to promote their events in Brighton. We put together a set of resources that has been deemed too useful to keep hidden, so I’m making it available to all!
Brighton-based? Member company of Wired Sussex? Why not get involved in CDIT Open Studios this year?
BDMF is back and in its fourth year! This year’s festival will be held on Thursday September 18th and boasts a better line up than ever. Due to popular demand we have doubled our ticket allocation, meaning this time round we have space for 350 marketers!
Hi, I’m John. It’s my responsibility to get Brighton Digital Festival covered as much as possible – in local and national newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and written about online – so that greater audiences hear about and engage with your events. There are plenty of opportunities for us to work together and include your events in this national coverage.
The New Sublime is an artist-led group show, presented as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2014. They are looking for art in any form which involves digital technology in its production and/or presentation.
We are excited to announce that event submissions for #BDF14 are now officially open, which means that event organisers can submit their events through our website from now until the festival kicks off in September.
We are happy to announce that for the 2014 festival, BDF will be awarding six Arts & Technology Commissions of £4,000, to support the development and exhibition of artworks for the 2014 festival.
We are pleased to announce that after the success of last year’s Grassroot Fund awards events, we are reviving them again for the 2014 Brighton Digital Festival…
We are pleased to announce that Brighton Digital Festival has been awarded funding from Arts Council England! The funding will help support festival activities for 2014 and 2015, and is provided by the National Lottery through ACE’s Grants for the Arts programme.
With the dust now settled on this year’s Brightons Digital Festival, and before things get too Christmas crazy, it feels like an good time to provide an update on where things stand with the festival, and the plans for next year.
At Facebook we love to see hackathon projects turn in to features used by billions of people or tools that get used every day. Parse and Facebook will be giving away some great prizes at the “Parse By The Sea” hackathon on the 26th of September to help make that happen. [Read more…]
The countdown is on for the ‘Sounds Holographic’ extravaganza and I feel very blessed and lucky to be the director presenting to you. With a collection of 10 exquisite sound, dance and visual artists we shall creatively explore and experiment with the scientific and mystical qualities of sound resonance. [Read more…]
This is the last week of what’s been a hugely successful month packed full of art exhibitions, digital events, installations and workshops. The Brighton Digital Festival has truly showcased the creative and innovative digital community here in Brighton. [Read more…]
We’re very happy to announce that Withings will be joining us at the Parse by the Sea hackathon at the Brighton Dome on next Thursday. [Read more…]
Last Saturday Brighton Digital Festival’s Feminism 3.0 debate brought together five dynamic women at the Corn Exchange – including comedian Bridget Christie, 15-year-old blogger Lilinaz Evans, No More Page 3 campaigner Lucy-Anne Holmes and Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore.
Charity Chuckle has been putting on quality comedy nights for the last four years and has already raised an impressive £10,000 for local charities and community groups. The packed ‘Digital’ show at the Komedia last week was probably their biggest technical challenge yet.
#brightonSEO – was a free one day conference on Friday 13 September aimed at geeks, wordsmiths and all those in between seeking early adopter status on that great big infographic in the sky.
We’re delighted to have Digicave support #BDF2013 through their amazing Frames app which works with all of our printed material. COO Al Tredinnick is thrilled with the success the app has found in delighting this years audience… [Read more]
We’re very happy to announce that Unity will be joining us at the Parse By The Sea hackathon at the Brighton Dome on the 26th of September… [Read more]
We’re very excited to announce Deezer as our first API partner at the Parse By The Sea hackathon.
Each month, Design Brighton hosts an event which sees people from all creative disciplines coming together to connect, inspire and create. For September, Design Brighton is holding a very special event indeed for the Brighton Digital Festival – with a stellar line up of three great speakers from the digital industry. ‘Talking Digital’ at The Old Market on Monday 16th September will be a fantastic opportunity to gain a real insight into the work of three exciting design studios…
In my experience, conferences fit into one of two categories; interesting, or free. There’s some brutal capitalism at work on the conference circuit – the best speakers come with a hefty price tag, and attendees must foot that bill (plus a little extra sugar for the conference organisers)… [read more]
Some of the most influential names in the games industry are coming down for Live Pitch at the Digital Playground on the 17th September to give advice on your games, apps and related tech ideas – and to invest in the best of them.
“A smorgasbord of talent” is how John Davey, organiser, owner and able compere of Reasons to be Creative described the conference, held in the spacious surroundings of the Brighton Dome (and across the city) on the first Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of September.
Jessica Cheetham, Assistant Director at Root Experience, talks about her involvement with Root Experience and their development of The Rise and Fall of Geo Goynes.
This year Flash-Lit Fiction is offering 2 bigger, brighter, digitally enhanced literary events where writers and anyone interested in the relationship between words and digital can take part. Read more…
I didn’t meant to do it. I’d gone to the organiser’s meeting for Brighton Digital Festival at the Old Market in my capacity as co-organiser (together with Grit Lit and Ethical-Seo) of the Flash Lit Fiction event on the 26th September. Then suddenly, swept up by the enthusiasm and creative energy in the room, and with the website deadline just 3 days away, I decided to also bring forward a completely separate project.
We’re very excited to announce that Facebook is supporting the Brighton Digital Festival by providing high speed internet access and improved WiFi infrastructure at the Brighton Dome for the duration of the festival.
The Dream Factory is a hangout & collaboration space in Vine Street, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines.
Festival co-ordinator Jesse gives a demo of Digicave’s amazing Frames app – and how it brings the BDF2013 posters and guides to life.
ConnectedTV is all about the merging of traditional TV formats with other multi-media platforms, such as the internet, mobile and games.
Persistent Peril have made an animated sting for Brighton Digital Festival 2013 which is available for everyone to download and use as part of your events.
Links to the BDF design asset pack and 10% printing discount for BDF Organisers
Laura Bevans – Events Manager for Wired Sussex makes a call for participants for this years Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios programme during the festival.