Hydroacoustic Study performed by Paul Prudence at Data is Nature, Brighton Digital Festival 2011. Photograph by Roberta Mataityte
Hydroacoustic Study performed by Paul Prudence at Data is Nature, Brighton Digital Festival 2011. Photograph by Roberta Mataityte

Brighton Digital Festival Closes on a High


01 November 2011

The Brighton Digital festival draws to a close with rave reviews from the press and visitors. By Iyke Onodugo, Communications Intern

Jose Luis de Vicente speaking at the Improving Reality Conference, Brighton. Photograph by Roberta Mataityte
Jose Luis de Vicente speaking at the Improving Reality Conference, Brighton. Photograph by Roberta Mataityte

Its been a whirlwind of a time here in Brighton as lovers of all things technological came together to celebrate digital culture throughout the month of September. Brighton, already well known for its digital and new media companies, did not disappoint, welcoming over 11000 visitors to over 60 events happening throughout the city.
The festival kicked off on 1 September with the launch of A Machine to See With by Blast Theory. As the month went on the festival showcased a diverse range of exhibitions, screenings, conferences, workshops and events.
The public’s awareness of the festival was raised by digital and creative communications consultancy Fugu PR who worked closely with our partners, including the Brighton Dome and Arts Council England. Many leading digital commentators and journalists attended the festival and coverage of the festival featured on ITV and BBC Click, as well as in print via The Guardian, The Argus and many other newspapers.

BBC Click: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k404s
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/digitalp
BBC Radio Sussex: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k5s4z
ITV Meridian:
http://www.itv.com/meridian-west/secret-agents-needed53391/
http://www.itv.com/meridian-east/digital-goldie72888/
http://www.itv.com/meridian-west/fullprogramme

The high visitor turn-out and rave reviews of festival events, are a real testament to the community that organised the festival. It was indeed a grassroots effort. I think its safe to say that the organizers and the everyone involved in the Brighton Digital Festival can give themselves a pat on the back for a job well done.


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