BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL 2015
3 - 4 SEPTEMBER 2015
STUDIO THEATRE AND LIGHTHOUSE, BRIGHTON
A FESTIVAL OF RADICAL IMAGINATION
Playful, inspiring, timely and critical, The Long Progress Bar gathers global artists and innovators to explore radical new methods of empowerment through collective spirit, the politics of paradise and the rebooting of democracy.
A powerful mix of talks, presentations, workshops and vanguard performances, this two-day festival brings together some of the most exciting creatives and thinkers building new platforms for creating culture, connecting people and improving reality.
From basic income, the blockchain and place-based social innovation, to the role of art, engineering and direct democracy, the festival is a real-time response to real-world issues – plus, a chance to join forces, make new friends and meet people who are shaping our world.
DAY 1 – Thursday 3 September 2015
Talks, performances and screenings
Basic-income advocate Guy Standing (UK) / critically acclaimed electronic music producer Jam City (UK) / rising electronic musician Holly Herndon (US) / social innovator and unMonastery member Kei Kreutler (US) / artist and writer Zach Blas (US) / contemporary artist and musician TCF (NO) / experimental sound artist Mat Dryhurst (US) / cutting-edge design and research group Metahaven (NL) / electronic musician and artist Yoneda Lemma (FR) / members of xenofeminist collective Laboria Cuboniks aka Katrina Burch (FR) & Diann Bauer (US) / visual artist David Blandy(UK)
Venue: Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton, BN1 1UG
Times: Registration from 12.45pm / 1pm – 6pm (talks) / 7pm – 8pm (performance)
ABOUT THE LONG PROGRESS BAR
The Long Progress Bar is part of Lighthouse’s monthly Progress Bar series and builds on its former annual conference of contemporary culture, Improving Reality. It is part of Brighton Digital Festival – a month-long celebration of digital culture, made up of events, exhibitions, performances, workshops, conferences and meetups that take place in venues and outdoor spaces across the city throughout September.
Lighthouse is a contemporary culture agency connecting new developments in art, technology and society. It is a registered charity that supports radical new work and ideas by emerging and established creatives across the globe. The Long Progress Bar is a non-profit event supported by Brighton Digital Festival, Arts Council England and Brighton and Hove City Council.