It’s been a few weeks since the close of this year’s Brighton Digital Festival and I’ve been meaning to take stock. It was a great month, with so many highlights – Seb Lee-Delisle’s Laser Light Synths, the Mini Maker Faire and conferences such as dConstruct, Reasons to be Creative, Improving Reality and the inaugural Dots.
Digital experiences now touch all aspects of our lives and this is reflected in the Festival’s dizzying breadth. It’s possible to go from listening to digital marketing speakers at Brighton SEO to visiting art exhibitions like Newstweek at Lighthouse and The New Sublime at The Phoenix, all in one day. As always, I leave September reminded of the huge creativity, talent and community that exists in our city.
In fact, I’ve been involved with the Festival and its consortium since 2011 and it never fails to leave me both energised and inspired. But perhaps the most exciting thing about the Brighton Digital Festival is watching so many people working together to share their ideas and create experiences for the wider community.
Since the beginning of October, we’ve also had the Brighton Photo Biennial including Brighton Photo Fringe at Vantage Point, as well as Brighton Fashion Week. Not forgetting the annual TEDxBrighton taking place on 31st October.
As I said, I had been meaning to take stock, but these things just keep getting in the way. And that is what I love about this city; it’s completely full to the brim with people doing things, doing them because they can, because they want to and because they are worth doing.
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This post was written by Vicki Hughes