Organized by festival director Lawrence Hill, Messy Edges, the Brighton Digital Festival’s annual conference, was a vibrant, hugely insightful and innovative day-long event which included a host of brilliant speakers, from Bill Thompson, to Catherine Allen, to Akeelah Bertram and Kuchena, Carmen Weisskopf of Mediengruppe Bitnik, Rhiannon Armstrong, Maya Indira Ganesh, Tonya Nelson and Dr. Nishant Shah. The conference highlighted the huge potential and productive activation of digital media to make the world a better place, but it also highlighted potential misuses and risks associated with their usage.
Kuchenga and Akeelah Bertram – whose work is part of the Digital Festival and currently in the show Desire Lines, Edward Street, University of Brighton. https://www.akeelahbertram.net
Emillie de Keulenaar from OlLab discussing the production of misinformation and the dissemination of far-right political thought across fringe and mainstream platforms.
Here (below and above) are some of Rhiannon Armstrong’s collaborative poems.