We are really excited to be hosting the first ever Brighton Digital Festival conference this Friday, 13 October, at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
Curated by Brighton Digital Festival Director, Laurence Hill, the conference grew from two interconnected things.
The Messy Edge is a take on Donna Haraway’s book Staying with the Trouble in which she talks about the impossibility of technology providing a golden future unless we deal with the pressing issues of the present; racism, homophobia, mass extinctions and climate change amongst many others.
Secondly, it explores the politics of technology; the uneven spread of digital privilege, the way prejudices are exposed in the work of Silicon Valley and beyond, the myth of a global, borderless internet, the blind faith in big data and ‘technofixes’.
The day will challenge dominant perspectives and provide a space to think about how we run the risk, despite the opportunities that digital gives us, of building a future on the deeply flawed foundations of the present.
It features a mix of speakers, discussion and artists’ work. Find out more about the speakers in full here: http://brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/the-messy-edge
Tickets are £20, include tea/coffee and a light lunch. There are also Pay What You Decide tickets available, via our website, phone (01273 678 822) or in person at our Box Office: https://www.attenboroughcentre.com/events/1000/brighton-digital-festival-symposium-the-messy-edge/
Please do pass on to your colleagues who may be interested.