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How the digital age limits curiosity (From a heavy metal perspective)

PRESENTED ON SEP 15, 2017
IN BERGEN @ VOL 9

Social constructivism, artistic freedom with a twist of Heavy Metal on how digital platforms are ruining our curiosity, and how to combat the effect.

 

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Digital Choc 2013

BY SAMSON SYLVAIN
@ VOL 99 ON JAN 23, 2013

In 2012, the French Institute in Tokyo organized the first edition of Digital Month, a festival designed to highlight French creativity in the fields of digital cultures and new images. This event reached a wide and diverse audience by presenting all aspects of digital creation, from contemporary art to moving images, architecture to video games, and also digital publishing, contemporary music and performing arts. After the success of this first 2012 edition, the French Institute of Japan reiterates the digital experience by organizing Digital Choc, the second edition of this festival, in February 2013.

Through the theme of "digital territories," the 2013 edition would like to explore areas that digital technologies has disrupted, influenced or revolutionized. Artworks proposed in this digital arts festival are to be presented in several cities in the French cultural network in Japan (5 institutes IFJ, 4 French Alliances), and partners (concert halls, shops, cinemas, galleries, etc.)

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From Theatre to Digital to Digital Theatre!

BY OWEN BRIERLEY
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Owen Brierley talks about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 13, 2013.

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The Gothic Vault in the Digital Age

BY JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 06, 2014

Jessica Garcia Fritz believes that architectural history is a cornerstone in architectural education, and teaches her students to utilize the basic structure of vaults used in naves of Gothic Cathedrals. They use a software platform called Rhino for digital simulation and merge the Gothic world into our digital world. 

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Heavy Metal Crossing Borders

BY MARWAN AL-SAMARA'E
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Marwan Al-Samara'e, who grew up in war-torn Iraq, has survived death threats - all in the name of heavy metal! Featured in a documentary called Heavy Metal in Baghdad, his band Acrassicauda was forced to leave Iraq and became refugees. He now believes dreams can come true (even if that isn't very metal) and lives in New York - preaching the power of music to cross borders.  

 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 2, 2015.

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Political Activism in the Digital Age

BY JOLEZA KOKA
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Joleza Koka - Political Activism in the Digital Age

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Analog Creation in a Digital World

BY TYSON CALL
@ VOL 16 ON OCT 16, 2015

“What you use influences what you create. I say, take that into consideration, try putting down the MacBook, pull out a notebook, and get your Hemingway on.”

In "Analog Creation in a Digital World" from Pechakucha Night Salt Lake City Vol. 16, Writer Tyson Call talks about his appreciation for a typewriter he received as a gift and how it opened up a whole new perspective on the creative process.

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Media Literacy in the Digital Age

BY LIZ SCHULZE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?"

In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media. 

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Digital Don't Surf

BY LYNDSEY LEE FAULKNER
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Now that our daily lives are increasingly tied to the digital world, our IRL experiences are more valuable than ever. As a lifelong surfer and appreciator of all things “analog” Lyndsey Lee Faulkner explores the value of surfing in the digital age, and how the pursuit of analog endeavors makes for betterhumans.

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Pointy Things (Heavy Metal Logos)

BY JOHN SERBA
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 15, 2015

Parental advisory content (strong language) Entertainment writing isn't what prepares you to do a PechaKucha, growing up Heavy Metal is what prepares you to write and present!  

We take a historical walk through absurdly pointy logos  that progress through time with tourguide and professional fan John Serba.