Incubate DIY Conference expands to two days; program complete with Robert Levine0July 10th, 2012Conference
For the first time the successful conference at Incubate festival will take place on two
days. In Theater De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (The Netherlands), an extensive program about Do It Yourself culture will be hosted on Friday September 14th and Saturday September 15th. With the addition of Robert Levine (who was executive editor of entertainment magazine Billboard) and Mark Fisher (author of Capitalist Realism), besides speakers like Simon Reynolds and Roy Wilkinson, the speakers program has been completed. Tickets are already available and the visitor can name his or her own price.
Robert Levine about culture and digital parasites
Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” Levine has been covering
pop culture, technology and the awkward dance between them for 15 years. He has been the executive editor of Billboard and has contributed to Wired, Rolling Stone and the New York Times, amongst others.
More confirmed speakers
Simon Reynolds became famous for his books ‘Retromania’ and ‘Rip It Up and Start Again’, in which he reflects on contemporary pop culture. At the DIY Conference Reynolds will not rehash these widely discussed books but will speak about Do It Yourself within pop culture. This will be the first time that Reynolds speaks about this topic. Furthermore, author Mark Fisher will talk about an alternative for capitalism, Roy Wilkinson discusses the influence of bird spotting on music and the end of rock, Chis Jones explains everything about guerilla film making, based on low budget successes like Saw and The Blair Witch Project, and Damo Suzuki of the legendary krautrock band Can gets interviewed live during the conference. Jasper Visser will talk about the museum of the future and Annette Dölle of Keep It Clean Day will give an inspiring lecture about the organization of the biggest clean-up day The Netherlands has ever seen.
The DIY Conference program also contains several panels in which international media, artists and label bosses discuss with each other and the audience topics like running your own label, the news selection of influential blogs, about selling-out, and the function of the avant-garde if you can’t fuck, dance or take drugs to it. Freshheads, who has been aiding Incubate with their digital appearances for years, will host it’s own program with guest speakers that focus on the specialty of Freshheads: new internet and digital developments.
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Tickets to the DIY Conference are available here. Each visitor gets to decide for him or herself what to pay. Incubate has used this Pay What You Want principle for the conference for several years. This gives the visitor a tool to value the extensive program of these two days.