Digital Art Festival In Egypt

Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process as defined in Wikipedia. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art.

In cooperation with the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, England, The German University in Cairo, Egypt are hosting the 13th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference, entitled “Behind the Image and Beyond”. The conference is part of the Di-Egy Fest 0.1, and will take place at German University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt, from March 31 to April 2, 2013.

The Consciousness Reframed conference series was founded by Roy Ascott at the University of Wales in 1997.

Roy Ascott emphasized:”Just as the image plays an increasingly pervasive and persuasive role in the world, so the desire to make the invisible visible, to go behind and beyond the image, has played a significant part in the development of western art over the past century.

As far as we know this is the first of its kind event in the region.


Di-Egy Fest 0.1 exhibitions is organized in three parts (Gallery space, projection night and open studio) to give the Egyptian audience and young Egyptian artists the chance to discover more about Digital arts mediums


There is a Open Call Conference being herPresentations and papers are invited from artists, scientists and theorists in all fields.

There are also several workshops being held to teach creative coding with processing from the ground up, in a hands-on environment that will have attendees designing their own computer vision and face recognition projects and writing and resolving the code to make their projects function.

Click here to visit the event website.

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