Digital Democracies run by Threshold Studios brings together three UK festivals – Frequency Festival Lincoln, Freedom Festival Hull and Brighton Digital Festival – with a network of associate partners and collaborators across the UK in a programme exploring technology-enabled art in public spaces.

The aim of the project is to create a new generation of radically inclusive public cultural experiences and bridge in shared places where we live, work and play.

Festivals-led, the project brings together expertise across art in the public realm, digital innovation, social impact and place-based partnerships with global industry networks and national audiences.

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6 December 2021

Grindr Uber Airbnb – Jonathan Chomko

“I have a friend who recently returned to Instagram; he had kept away, he said, because he didn’t like how being on the platform changed his everyday life. As he moved through the world, he would catch himself noticing objects and scenes that would make good posts, the frame of Instagram now a part of his cognition.” – writes Jonathan Chomko

30 October 2021

Reimagining virtual reality as a (safe) space of queer joy – Laurence Hill

I’ve begun to wonder if, by leaning into its failures, we might begin to reimagine virtual reality as a fundamentally queer space, a safe space and a space of queer joy.

13 October 2021

Frequency Festival is just around the corner!

Meet a 9-meter inflatable robot snail, explore AR technology showing pollution in real-time and hear 3D immersive sound from streets around the world.

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