digifest is Canadas largest annual festival of digital art and design. In 2005, digifest goes wild! in exploring the increasingly potent intersections of digital technologies with wild (i.e. irrational or uncontrolled) forces, from the biological to the psychological to the socio-political and beyond. Key issues that may be addressed by artists and designers include organic interfaces, animals and computers, digital mysticism, disruptive technologies, digital terrorism, wild games, digital sexuality, cybernetics, worms, parasites and viruses, and chaotic information systems, products or environments with wild styles or aesthetics, to name but a few possibilities.
Each year 8-12 winners of the juried digifest New Voices Competition are invited to Toronto, Canada to showcase their work at one of digifests high-profile venues. This year we will showcase the wildest new media art, design and science we can find. Work by selected presenters will also be installed or displayed.
digifest aims to encourage excellence in interactive digital media design and technology and supports the creators of new applications and content that will provide lasting economic, cultural and social benefits to Canadians. The New Voices Competition is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career designers, artists and technologists to showcase their latest innovations in digital media technologies. For additional information, visit www.dx.org/digifest.