You may have noticed a new addition to my sidebar’s sponsored section this month. The badge represents the New Forms Festival, which will showcase media arts in Vancouver from September 4-27.
This yearâ€™s New Forms Festival will explore media arts from all corners of the earth through the theme of Mosaics. Works at the festival will examine cross-cultural media through video, sound, internet, print and writing.
â€œAnyone who uses digital technology â€“ even a cell phone â€“ will relate to the performances and exhibitions,â€ says Jennifer Maksymetz, the festivalâ€™s new Artistic Director. â€œNew Forms has become the largest new media arts festival on the west coast, and has something for everybody.â€
Part of a worldwide, multi-media festival movement, New Forms Festival 08: Mosaics explores the latest developments of new media art â€“ including music, film, the internet and technology-based installations. [Source: NFF Press Release]
They have released the official schedule today, which includes exhibitions and music events like ArtCamp08, Open Mobile [see also Facebook event and EventBrite registration], and a special get together for National Digital Media Day (September 25th).
Check the New Forms Festival website for more details about events and venues.