Alpha-ville Festival 2012

Alpha-ville is the London International Festival of Post-digital Culture. The festival presents a unique combination of advanced music, films, design, digital and new media art exhibitions, community events, urban interventions, workshops, labs and a Symposium on Post-digital Culture.

The 4th edition will take place in London from 3-7 October 2012.

2012 THEME: ‘Unfinity’

We live in a unique moment in history, between two rapidly changing worlds. One is the world of decaying political and economic structures and the other is the world of an infinite explosion in technology and information. There are conflicting mindsets in every part of our culture: the contradiction between ubiquitous virtual presence and physical presence creating an identity crisis; the non-hierarchical, organic web structure clashing with hierarchical, non-organic real-world structures; the myth of the individual as a genius vs the power of the crowd and the collaborative practice; the passive and observant attitude set against active participation and co-creation. These opposing forces are placing us in a paradoxical state that we have named Unfinity.

Unfinity is a pull between these poles, a hybrid space. It&8217;s timeless and uncertain. We believe that to ease the state of Unfinity in a human and meaningful way it is crucial to be creative, to experiment, to challenge and take action.

Alpha-ville 2012 invites artists, designers, thinkers, digital and non-digital people to consider, participate in, create and express what will be the next steps for building an alternative future that, we hope, will belong to the people.

  • Submissions close on Friday 22nd June 2012
  • Moving Image Submissions will close on Sunday 15th July 2012

Submission fee: £5

Proposals are accepted for the following categories:

  • Music/Sound
  • AV Performances
  • Lab, Hack Event or Meet-up
  • Moving Image
  • Public Interventions
  • New Media Art/Multimedia Projects
  • Critical: Talks, Panels, Workshops, Presentations, Academic Papers
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