Registration from 10am, conference starts at 11am.
The Messy Edge is an in house Brighton Digital Festival conference, our first, that will explore the frontiers of digital culture.
"The conference grew from two interconnected things. Firstly, my very simplified take on Donna Haraway's book Staying with the Trouble in which she talks about the impossibility of technology providing a golden future unless we deal with the pressing issues of the present; racism, homophobia, mass extinctions and climate change amongst many others.
And secondly, from my day to day interest in exploring the politics of technology; the uneven spread of digital privilege, the way prejudices are exposed in the work of Silicon Valley and beyond, the myth of a global, borderless internet, the blind faith in big data and 'technofixes'. I'm also interested in how the past casts long shadows across our present and into the future in the form of (digital) colonialism." BDF Director - Laurence Hill
The day will challenge dominant perspectives and provide a space to think about how we run the risk, despite the opportunities that digital gives us, of building a future on the deeply flawed foundations of the present.
The day will feature a mix of speakers, discussion and artists' work.
Tickets £20, include tea/coffee and a light lunch.
anyone that's interested in digital culture - especially those that are interested in hearing from speakers and artists that are not the usual conference suspects.