Lots of whooping and cheering at last night’s at Brighton Digital Festival’s meeting where the new look and feel festival for 2013 was launched with the help of Brian Kidd’s well considered new designs. Short Circuit was there networking and meeting new partners for the programme too. Sophie from Clearleft hit the podium with an exciting space that they’re developing in Brighton for September for digital art to be showcased. A bid from the Short Circuit posse perhaps? The submission deadline is 28th June for a slot in this free space – so a few weeks after Short Circuit weekend at Lighthouse 8-9th June.
Key to the festival this year is a new emphasis on reach and accessibility. Not accessibility as we might define it but broader – a festival that city people and beyond can easily connect with and feel part of beyond the ‘geekiness’ that has often been felt within previous carnations. There’s a grassroot fund up for grabs but the need to get clear about what it is you want to schedule and show is paramount. Submit your idea now.