Pixel Pyros at Jubilee Square
Pixel Pyros at Jubilee Square


1-30 SEPTEMBER 2012


Lighthouse is pleased to be taking part in Brighton Digital Festival 2012, a whole month of exhibitions, performances, meet-ups, workshops and outdoor events that run alongside Brighton’s iconic digital design conferences.

Child of the Atom (2010) by David Blandy © the artist
Child of the Atom (2010) by David Blandy © the artist

Brighton Digital Festival builds bridges between Brighton’s thriving digital creative industries and Brighton’s equally vibrant arts community. It includes events organised by a diverse range of designers, tech companies, community groups, arts organisations and individuals who are passionate about Brighton’s digital culture.

The festival returns in 2012 and after the successes of last year, which Lighthouse was at the heart of, we think we have something special going on.

The festival officially launches with a stunning outdoor interactive performance by local artist and creative coder extraordinaire, Seb Lee-Delisle. Don’t miss this opportunity to take charge of a fireworks display like no other in this fabulous and uplifting event.

Brighton Digital Festival features no less than 5 major conferences, exploring different aspects of digital culture. Our own is Improving Reality 2012, an inspiring day of talks that explores how artists and designers are shifting our perceptions of the world. Major names in digital culture, Warren Ellis and Anab Jain, join artists Luke Jerram and Usman Haque, renowned curator and blogger, Regine Debatty, technologist Leila Johnston and many others to survey the frontiers of reality. Expect a few surprises too!

We are also delighted to present Odysseys an exhibition by David Blandy, curated by Lighthouse and presented in partnership with Phoenix Brighton. To complement the exhibition we have a varied programme of workshops and talks, including Artist Talk with David Blandy, a specially selected Anime Film Screening, a Comic Book Workshop, and an all day Fated Duel Gaming Tournament.

A major part of our work for the festival is an education programme which inspires young people to creatively experiment with technology. Our Happenstance creative technologist, Natalia Buckley, artist David Blandy, and illustrator Inko, will be heading into three Brighton schools to lead workshops with the artists and coders of tomorrow. Alongside the schools programme is a cluster of workshops, seminars, and talks. For full programme listings please see below.

Lighthouse Brighton Digital Festival 2012 programme:

1-23.09.12 – Odysseys by David Blandy – exhibition

01.09.12 – Artist Talk – David Blandy – talk

02.09.12 – PixelPyros

05.09.12 – Skillswap – talks

06.09.12 – Improving Reality 2012 – conference

09.09.12 – Digital Theatre: Screening the Live – screening & workshop

12.09.12 – Code Club – workshop

13.09.12 – SheSays – talk

13-14.09.12 – Creative JS and HTML5 course – workshop

14.09.12 – Pecha Kucha Night – talks

17.09.12 – Princess Mononoke, screening introduced by David Blandy – screening

18.09.12 – Persistent Peril vs Calika – animation screening and performance

18,25.09.12 – Workshops at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy with Natalia Buckley – education workshop

19.09.12 – Workshops at Longhill with David Blandy and Inko – education workshop

19.09.12 – Comic-book workshop with David Blandy and Inko – workshop

20.09.12 – Workshops at Vardean School with Natalia Buckley – education workshop

21.09.12 – Streaming Out for Digital Audiences – seminar

22.09.12 – Hack Day Hackjam – education

22.09.12 – Fated Dual – education

24.09.12 – Creative JS course for non-coders – workshop

26.09.12 – The Power of LinkedIn – workshop

27.09.12 – LowDef screening & Film Show & Tell – screening

30.09.12 – Closing event – performance

Brighton Digital Festival is a celebration of digital culture. It is run by members of Brighton’s arts and digital communities, administered by Wired Sussex in association with Lighthouse and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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