[spectre] Watermans International Festival of Digital Art 2012 -
Review of and Interview with Irini Papadimitriou
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Watermans International Festival of Digital Art 2012 - Review of and
Interview with Irini Papadimitriou
By Emilie Giles.
Emilie Giles reviews the current 2012 programme at Watermans Arts
Centre, showcasing an array of international digital art and interviews
the gallery's Head of New Media Arts Development, Irini Papadimitriou,
about the Festival.
London 2012: there is of course one event which springs to mind when we
think about this city and the year we're in, but there is also another
significant event happening in London right now, one which is very
important for the digital and media arts world. It is the year that
Watermans Arts Centre is holding the International Festival of Digital
As well as showcasing an array of digital art by internationally
renowned artists, the programme also offers the opportunity for members
of the public to get involved in discussions around themes that the
Festival touches on through the seminar series accompanying the shows.
These are in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London. Nearly
three months in, the Festival has launched two exciting shows,Cymatics
by Suguru Goto and UNITY by One-Room Shack Collective.
Emilie Giles is an alumnus of MA Interactive Media: Critical Theory and
Practice at Goldsmiths College. Since graduating her time has been spent
co-organising MzTEK, a nonprofit education initiative with the aim of
encouraging women to learn skills in the field of arts and technology,
interning for internationally renowned artists Blast Theory and has been
working for social video advertising gurus Unruly, curating and
co-ordinating their events. She is currently involved with TESTIMONIES,
a project which explores oral history through social media in relation
to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is also facilitating
workshops at Furtherfield Gallery for the Embroidered Digital Commons
with Ele Carpenter, part of the Being Social exhibition.
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