Last year, Brighton Digital Festival took a pioneering journey to the ‘messy edge’ – the more human, less clinical and more interesting version of the ‘cutting edge’ - with a smart band of conference goers and this year we’re going back.
The Messy Edge is the festival’s in house conference, its heart and its voice. It’s where we unpack some of the social, cultural and political implications of technology, it’s where we challenge dominant perspectives.
In our first year we explored, among other things, how the past shades the future in the form of digital colonialism, how archives can heal and wondered if AI can ever be truly sentient if it can’t go mad.
This is a conference for all, so join us for a day of thought-provoking talks by artists, activists and thinkers about the stuff, good, bad and ugly that underpins our daily lives and is shaping the world we live in.
The Messy Edge is supported by Sussex Humanities Lab and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
people curious about the state of the digital world we live in, artists, activists, students, those making digital products