In March 2013, FutureEverything presents the Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention, a one-off event that has been designed to showcase a wide range of digital innovation projects from international artists and developers as well as hosting our annual conference. As we prepare for the 20th Anniversary of FutureEverything in 2015, the Summit in March and our next festival in 2014 have been designed specifically to demonstrate that at its core, FutureEverything is about innovation in all forms, be it in research, digital media or contemporary arts and music.
The FutureEverything conference, taking place during the Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention in March 2013, is a meeting ground for the digital and creative communities. It is focused on the trends and innovations in the digital sphere. It combines keynotes, critical debates, demos and experiences with open space and participatory sessions. In 2013 there are three main themes - Creative Code, Future Cities and The Data Society. Exploring the interface between technology, society and culture, it is the crucible that allows artists, technologists and future thinkers to share, innovate and interact.
The FutureEverything music programme continues to stride forward with ambitious, electronic and experimental music, presenting artists who are active in shaping the future of their genre. In March 2013, we are hosting a series of live events at Islington Mill, Salford, as well as a unique and intimate live performance from Chris & Cosey (Throbbing Gristle) at MediaCityUK. FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic) has presented pioneering musical acts such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich and major audiovisual events, including Amon Tobin’s ISAM and Murcof with AntiVJ.
As part of the FutureEverything Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention in March 2013, we are presenting a number of digital art pieces across various locations in Manchester. Presented by Quays Culture in association with FutureEverything is NVA’s Speed of Light at MediaCityUK, an extraordinary public art performance that is set to bring Salford’s waterfront to life from 8pm on 21, 22 and 23 March.
The FutureEverything Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention takes place on 21 – 24 March 2013. Tickets are on sale now.