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Drew Hemment on Thu, 12 May 2011 20:39:35 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Launch Invite / New Festival Hubs / Data Dimension Article


11-14 May, Manchester England

Less than one week to go till FutureEverything 2011, featuring live music, art premieres, inspiring talks, club nights and events in the stunning setting of our brand new city centre location plus venues across Manchester. Tickets and info http://futureeverything.org


Subscribers to this list are invited to the FutureEverything 2011 opening 5pm-8pm on Wed 11 May. Be the first to see the artworks, meet the artists and festival team, and celebrate the launch of FutureEverything 2011. With guided gallery tours from 5pm and complementary cocktails. 


Data is the evidence, the trace of everything that has past, a slice of time which once was, and it is changing our future. Following Open Data Cities and the launch of DataGM.org.uk, the Data Dimension exhibition http://bit.ly/aZsk7Y makes data come alive in thought provoking and moving ways. Part of FutureEverything Data Arts http://bit.ly/lMvPiF. An article on the Data Dimension has been published on Rhizome.


The festival takes place in 30 venues across the city, including heritage sites and major concert venues, with the Art and Conference hub in a new city centre location, hosting a cocktail bar designed for the Festival, plus food by one of Manchester’s finest independent cafes.


The year's most inspirational digital innovations are celebrated in the FutureEverything Award 2011. The award celebrates the creative imagination that will shape our future. The 2011 International Jury is Bruce Sterling, Yukiko Shikata, Jeremy Myerson. The 3 outstanding innovations shortlisted this year are Macon Money, DIYcity, Interior Design. 


The FutureEverything Conference (12-13 May) is the crucible that allows artists, technologists and future-thinkers to share, innovate and interact. This year it looks at emotional computing, open data, new mobilities and the gamification of urban environments with speakers including BBC's Bill Thompson, Guardian's Meg Pickard, pervasive gaming expert Kars Alfrink and new media writer Sue Thomas.


The sensational Music Programme includes Steve Reich, the "greatest living composer" (The New York Times), LA's hotly tipped Warpaint and Das Racist in their first UK performance. Radio 1's Rob Da Bank re-scores the classic film King Kong (1933), and 65daysofstatic performs the live soundtrack to Silent Running (1972). Live shows include Beach House, Gang Gang Dance and F**ked Up, and club nights from Martyn, Daedelus, Kyle Hall, Alex Smoke & Tolga Fidan.  


The Art Programme main exhibition, The Data Dimension, makes data come alive in thought provoking and moving ways. Be the first to see 'the YouTube movie', in our special sneak preview of the Kevin MacDonald directed film. Experience an artwork that visualises your brainwaves as you sip delicious cocktails, and an unforgettable interactive performance, where a telescope set high above the city reveals a cinematic plot in the streets below. Get hands-on with digital crafts in Handmade, a day of digital craft and contemporary making at Victoria Baths. 


A programme of independent music and art events, Showcase gives new and groundbreaking talent the opportunity to get their work seen and heard.  Taking place at the Music and Showcase Hub Umbro Design Studio, and extending out to venues across the city, Showcase is the place to discover the sounds and stars of tomorrow, with emerging talent from across the city and beyond.


With less than a week to go until the start of this year's FutureEverything festival don't miss out on Festival Passes and event tickets which are selling fast. The Festival Pass is your gateway to the FutureEverything Festival 2011. You gain access to all festival events including special and Gala events, as well as access to events within the music programme*. All art exhibitions and events are free.

Download the Festival Brochure (PDF) (http://bit.ly/m1eQQe) and listen to our Spotify Playlist (http://bit.ly/mFIbPX). Read more about the programme and our year round digital innovation projects on the cultureBlog (http://futureeverything.org/cultureblog) and innovationBlog (http://futureeverything.org/innovationblog). Upload your sites, sounds and thoughts of FutureEverything to the Festival Portal (http://www.fe-2011.org).
*exclusions apply, see Terms and Conditions (http://futureeverything.org/tickets/terms-and-conditions/)

FutureEverything is support by Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University and the European Union within the CULTURE PROGRAMME (2007 - 2013).

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