Brighton Digital Festival starts today

Brighton Digital Festival kicks off today

Find out more about how the Centre for Digital Media Cultures is involved with several events as part of the Brighton Digital Festival.

​The Centre for Digital Media Cultures is involved with several events as part of the Brighton Digital Festival taking place in venues across Brighton between 12- 25 October 2019. The Festival celebrates the richness of the creative and cultural industries in our city and explores the ways in which digital technology continues to shape our lives. Find out more and reserve your place at any of these events:

Arts DRIVA:Desire Lines
Edward Street, City Campus
12 – 27 October, 10am and 5pm (except Monday 16 October)

This digital arts exhibition and events programme is a collaboration between the University of Brighton and the Brighton Digital Festival (BDF). It is an outcome of the DRIVA arts DRIVA project led by the University of Brighton, which is investigating the opportunities that arise when a key organisation (Gatwick Airport) releases its data to SMEs and artists. The exhibition is free to the public. There will also be special events, talks and workshops only open to the DRIVA arts DRIVA community – sign up at www.drivaartsdriva.comto attend. More information can be found on the Brighton Digital Festival website, on the Arts DRIVA blog or from Centre member Donna Close on

DRIVA is funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England.

The war on knowledge: Beyond the evidence
Room 309, Edward Street, City Campus
17 October, 10am and 3pm

Visiting Fellow Professor David Garcia is holding a workshop that foregrounds an emerging movement of academics and artists who are seeking ‘evidentiary realism’ and knowledge democracy in the age of the internet. Find out more about this event on the Brighton Digital Festival website. Anyone who registers for this workshop can register for the Messy Edge Conference on 18 October at a discounted rate of £15 (including lunch).

Data, Health and the Arts: Creating Space, Bridging Boundaries
Phoenix Arts Space
23 October, 6.30pm and 8pm

Dr Aristea Fotopoulou is holding an event with an exciting line-up of speakers debating key questions including: What is the role of art and creativity in public engagement with health data? How is the digitisation of health records changing public attitudes and medical practices? Find out more and book your free place by visiting the booking page.

ART/ DATA/HEALTH: data as creative material for health and wellbeing’ (AH/S004564/1 2019-2021) is funded by the UKRI-AHRC Innovation Leadership Fellowship.

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