May 26th, 2011Conference
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.
“This changes everything. The industry is dead. There has never been a better time to be an artist.” – Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur and public speaker
“We are on the verge of a new dark age. The creative world is destroyed. All we have is cacophony and self opinion.” – Andrew Keen, author, The Cult of the Amateur
At the Incubate DIY Conference on September 16, we’ll have the Dutch premiere of the PressPausePlay documentary, a film about hope, fear and digital culture. The film was previously screened at Sonar Barcelona and SXSW in Texas. The documentary contains interviews with amongst
others Seth Godin, Moby, Robyn, Andrew Keen, Olafur Arnalds, Sean Parker, Bill Drummond (who will also give a lecture and performance at the conference), Hank Shocklee and Christopher Weingarten. Watch the trailer for the film above. You can watch more short interviews on the website of the film.
After the screening of the film, there will be a panel with o.a. Philip Marthinsen (producer of PressPausePlay), Dwight Witherspoon of Ericsson Sweden,
who made the film possible, hip-hop and electronica producer Daedelus (a.o. Ninja Tune, Stones Throw, Brainfeeder and Warp) and Arnold de Boer, since long the guy behind Zea and since two and a half years singer and guitarist in The Ex. Zea is self made and the way of doing may be best described as grass-roots, as is The Ex. The panel will be moderated by Erwin Blom.
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May 10th, 2011Innovation
Incubate festival gives its visitors the chance to take part in the program itself. During Open Source Arts visitors can show their own art, make their own radio program, show their own films and perform their own choreographies. Starting today, anyone can hand in material for the radio station, which will then be broadcasted during the festival between 11 and 18 September 2011.
For the first time, Incubate gives its visitors the opportunity to stand in the shoes of the promoters and the curators. Beside the broad program with many cutting-edge artists that Incubate offers, the public can express its own art form and add it to the festival in the Open Source Arts program. This is part of the discussion what the visitor should or could contribute to a cultural event. Incubate previously opened up
its business plan to the public on the Internet,
and let the visitors choose what they wanted to pay for a conference on piracy.
The Incubate Open Source program consists of the following events:
- Open source expo
- Open source radio
- Open source film program
- ‘Space that must be filled’ (dance)
Check out the events page on
our website for more info and how you can participate in these open source projects.Tags: Festival, incubate 2011, inculeaks, open source, open source expo, open source radio, participate, space that must be filled