futureplaces 2012 in Porto: October 17-20

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

15 Oct 2012

The fifth annual futureplaces Digital Media Festival will take place in Porto from October 17-20.

NegativlandThe festival, whose organizers include Professor Heitor Alvelos of U. Porto, Karen Gustafson of UT Austin, and Fátima São Simão of UPTEC PINC, will begin with a doctoral symposium organized by Professor Nuno Correia of UNL featuring UTA-P program students’ emerging research on October 17. Luis Francisco-Revilla of the UT Austin School of Information will deliver an address at the research symposium.

A variety of Citizen Labs, performances, and talks will follow, including a showcase of innovative digital media created by advanced students in programs across the country, coordinated by University of Minho faculty member Pedro Branco. Labs, performances, and most other events are open to the public and all are free.

This year, the festival will feature a keynote presentation and performance by the widely influential experimental music group Negativland, known for their sound collage compositions, copyright activism, and culture jamming. For more information on festival workshops, panels, and performances, please see the futureplaces.org

Download the full futureplaces program [PDF]

Future Places 2012