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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4 October 2021
Avatars are designed to take the place of our embodied selves in online spaces becoming our virtual identities in interactive games, social media spaces and more recently in online work environments.
13 October 2021
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.
4 October 2021
Within the framework of this project, I’m specifically interested in the replication of the public square in online spaces and the limitations of socio-technical architectures designed and built by one human demographic arguably to the exclusion of others.