Dutch E-culture Days @ World Design Capital Helsinki Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22

Artikkelikuva: Dutch E-culture Days @ World Design Capital Helsinki Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22

Join us at the Pavilion of the World Design Capital in the center of Helsinki for two days of innovative showcases at the crossroads of digital media, arts and technology from the Netherlands. Directors, producers and artists from the Netherlands will be present to show their latest projects and discuss ‘the making of’ with the audience. 

The Future of Storytelling 
Saturday July 21 13:00-17:00
The Netherlands features a number of leading design studios that explore the future of storytelling. They will present – amongst others: Human birdwings  or how a man learned to fly with the help of the online community. The Art of Pho  – an interactive motion comic based on a graphic novel. Collapsus a transmedia documentary on the future of energy that incorporates gameplay and animation in an interactive experience. (http://www.collapsus.com/)
Meet & Greet with Dutch digital media producers, designers & artists 
Saturday July 21 17:00-19:00
Are you working in the field of digital arts and culture? Interested in exploring opportunities to collaborate with studio’s, organizations and artists from the Netherlands? Or just curious to see what the Dutch digital arts & culture scene is currently up to? Please join us for drinks at this reception, and we will be glad to introduce you to the Dutch e-culture community.
Public Film Screening: Forget the Film, Watch the Titles. 
Saturday July 21 19:00
You know what they say about first impressions… Title sequences can be engaging or wildly entertaining, funny, exhilarating, or simply drop dead beautiful. Moreover, they are not just an introduction for the movie, they are signifiers of contemporary pop culture and an art form in their own right. Since 2006 Amsterdam based Submarine Channel has curated some of the most impressive title sequences on what has grown into an internationally successful blog and dvd series. Tonight they will show some of the most impressive and influential sequences that have been markers for contemporary visual culture as a whole. See http://www.watchthetitles.com/
Social Cities of Tomorrow Sunday July 22 13:00-17:00
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about smart cities, in which new media technology is to make cities more efficient. However, cities are much more than a bunch of infrastructure to be managed as economical as possible. How can we make use of new media to make our cities more social rather than just more hi-tech? Four Dutch (urban) designers will present their work that aims to engage the public more deeply with their surroudnings and bring urban public space to life. With (amongst others) The Mobile City  and Hubbub.
Location: World Design Capital Helsinki Pavillion, Ullanlinnankatu 2-4 (between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum).
Full program will be published shortly on http://www.virtueelplatform.nl/dutcheculturedays as well as on the WDCH-website. Times mentioned here are provisionally. Please check our website for final program.
The Dutch E-culture Days are organized by Virtueel Platform,  the national institute for digital arts and culture from the Netherlands, in cooperation with Demos Helsinki.
The program is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.  
For more information about the program, or if you would like to get in touch with one of the participating parties, please contact martijn(at)virtueelplatform.nl. 

Time: 07/21/2012 – 13:00 – 07/22/2012 – 19:00 – 07/21/2012 – 13:00 – 07/22/2012 – 19:00
Venue: Pavillion, Ullanlinnankatu 2-4, Helsinki


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