March 22, 2004
STEVE MANN TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
DIGIFEST 2004: ON THE MOVE
Ontario: The Design Exchange (DX), in partnership with Harbourfront
Centre and the Ontario Science Centre, is pleased to announce digifest
2004: on the move, Canada's largest digital culture festival.
This year we explore the theme on the move with over 25 innovative
presenters and installations. Over four days we tackle wired and
wireless life on the move, with a focus on HOME, SELF and
Mann, who is widely acclaimed for his work with wearable technologies,
will open the festival with his keynote address. Considered one
of the most fascinating minds of our time, Mann's innovations have
influenced digital culture at large.
2004: on the move runs from May 13 - 16 in the following locations:
Design Exchange presents the keynote and HOME, May 13, 14
Ontario Science Centre presents SELF, May 15
Harbourfront Centre presents TRIBE, May 16
are tremendously excited about the calibre and diversity of speakers
at digifest," said John Sobol, digifest co-director. "digifest
will feature world-renowned presenters, dozens of installations,
live performances, and even wired urban scavenger hunt. The festival
has something for everyone."
Other prominent figures who will speak at digifest include
Stefano Boeri, co-founder of Multiplicity Collective and editor
of Domus Magazine; Matt Owens, graphic designer and co-founder of
one9ine.com; and Bill Buxton former chief scientist at Alias | Wavefront
Voices Competition Winners
Each year, digifest holds the New Voices Competition giving
designers, architects, artists and technologists the opportunity
to showcase their innovations in digital technology. digifest
2004: on the move will introduce ten new works, including a
performance by a robot rock band, a remote control wheelchair and
the SIMGallery, a showcase of Sims art.
Full festival passes include admission to the opening night gala
featuring Steve Mann's keynote address, and three full days of programming.
Passes are available now for $100 until April 30. Starting May 1,
passes will be sold for $140. Tickets for the keynote/gala, taking
place May 13 at the Design Exchange, can be purchased separately
for $50. Rush day passes will be available on the day of the event
at the venue box office for $30 per day. Visit www.dx.org/digifest
or call (416) 216.2160 to purchase tickets.
digifest 2004: on the move is presented by The Design Exchange
in partnership with Harbourfront Centre and the Ontario Science
Centre. DX acknowledges the generous support of the Department of
Canadian Heritage ‚ Arts Presentation Canada, Telefilm Canada, The
Canada Council for the Arts, and ING. For a full list of digfestpartners
and supporters, visit www.dx.org/digifest.
The Design Exchange
The Design Exchange is a vibrant cultural and educational organization
committed to promoting design and innovation in Canada as tools
to increase economic growth and improve the quality of life for
all Canadians. The Design Exchange offers something for the design
student, the design professional, all sectors of business and the
Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is acclaimed worldwide
for being at the forefront of contemporary arts and culture. More
than 4,000 events a year present emerging and established Canadian
and international talent in visual arts, theatre, literature, dance,
music, film and craft. This non-profit cultural organization is
visited by more than three million people annually in addition to
partnering on events with more than 450 community and cultural groups.
This Spring Harbourfront Centre celebrates its 30th anniversary
the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges visitors
through engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and
technology. The Ontario Science Centre transforms the way in which
people see and think about the world around them. Entertaining scientific
fun is explored in more than 800 exhibits within 12 exhibit halls.
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