#AthinaioiMesa | ADAF supports Project210

Athens Digital Arts Festival, in its thematic TechnoTribalism proposes that we are all part of the first generation of a world that is heading towards extra valuing of data. More current than ever in the era of coronavirus, where every biometric or scientific data is of vital importance and every digital imprint feeds the entertainment thirst of the quarantine, we are collaborating with Project210 for their project  #AthinaioiMesa (meaning Athenians at home) proving that, in the digital era of data, collectivity prevails. We call to all of you to enjoy our project.

Whomever you are you are inside

Inside your home and inside our project

#AthinaioiMesa – is the first creative collective project executed from our homes in Athens.

In the new reality of COVID19, Project210 is calling everyone to become a contributor in a channel that contemplates what we are doing inside our homes, aiming to offer entertainment to everyone, participants and viewers. We are calling to Athenians  to send us your DIY videos 1-2’ long in 16:9 or 9:16 at project210athens@gmail.com or upload them in social media mentioning @project210 and #AthinaioiΜesa. The best videos will be part of our digital collection in YouTube. For the selection we have recruited the specialist team of Athens Digital Arts Festival, in a unique collaboration.

All you need is your good spirit and a mobile phone

Let’s discover together the creative moments of the quarantine as well as the view of the city as offered from our window.We can all be domestic digital artist

Our goal is to document and promote the Athenian culture, as seen through the eyes of every contributor defined within his/her home walls and disseminate it through the channels of our platform.

Athenians continue to give the beat of the city, this time from inside their houses.

Project210 is an audiovisual platform that documents Athens. It was constituted to feel and transmit the heartbeat of the city through the eyes of creators and citizens, emerging personas and creative actions in the cityscape. It is an effort to redefine the city and its people discovering their mutual aspects inside their distinctness. We believe there is no better way to know a city than the simplicity and naturalness of audiovisual recording. Anything that takes place in the city can be one new project.

For further details please visit  http://project210.gr/

Athens Digital Arts Festival, the international festival for digital arts in Greece is an annual event that takes place since 2005, promoting contact and familiarization of the broad audience with new media and contemporary culture in arts, technology, science and education. ADAF is the longest living annual event in the country dedicated to digital culture. It is bringing together international artists communities with the broad audience through a multilayered program of main festival and parallel actions throughout the year, aiming towards continuous education, and active audience engagement and development. It enacts every aspect of digital creation hosting artist and creative collaborations both from Greece and abroad, having offered to more than 4800 artist till today, the opportunity to present their work and promote their talent on an international level. This year for its 16th edition, ADAF is still receiving submission for its thematic Technotribalism until the 20/4/20. For online submissions here

For further information visit www.adaf.gr

You can download the press release here

We are inside, We belong in the Technotribe, We are part of Project210 #AthinaioiMesa

Coronavirus change of date & extended open call deadline

Dear community,

Due to the recent crisis, at the international public health sector, and trying to act accordingly, we decided that our festival will not take place until our artists and visitors can be and feel safe from the coronavirus pandemic. Under these unique circumstances, we assess that our 16th edition will not be able to take place this May as it traditionally does, and is postponed for a later date.

Believing that in time of crisis the best one can do is stay creative, we decided to extend our open call once more till the 20/4/2020, giving you the opportunity to suggest more creative projects. We hope that this initiative will make your “stay at home” a bit more pleasant and worthwhile on a creative level. We wish courage, strength and health to each and everyone of you, stay safe, stay home and be creative.

Love ADAF team

The Night of the Wishes

December 24, 2019

Kotzia Square

Athens Digital Arts Festival, in collaboration with the City of Athens, the Cultural, Sports & Youth Organization of the City of Athens and the Technopolis City of Athens, presents, for the first time, a festive Athens Christmas Light Festival featuring original interactive art installations, Christmas trees and stars, a colorful pixel forest, magic mistletoe, mapping projections and more!

On Christmas Eve, at 6pm, Kotzia Square will host the spectacle “Night of Wishes“. There,  we will light the city with our wishes, leaving a lantern in the sky! Immediately afterward, an impressive 3D projection mapping show, specially designed by the Athens Digital Arts Festival, will adorn the city hall with beautiful images, giving a distinctive look to the iconic building. Impressive lighting, multi-dimensional geometries highlighting its architecture and spectacular motifs make up the perfect setting for the brightest Christmas night in Athens.

At the same time, the Children’s Art Gallery of Greece, in collaboration with the Athens Digital Arts Festival, will present a dreamy digital exhibition of children’s Christmas artworks. While the sky is illuminated with traditional lanterns, small artists from all over the country celebrate Christmas with their works in the most magical Athens ever, sending the festive message everywhere.

The magic of Christmas comes to life!

This year’s Christmas Eve is a night of wishes for Athenians and Athenians! More info & syllabus: christmasinathens.gr 

Free entrance

Find out about our latest news on our socialmedia 

Facebook: Χριστούγεννα στην Αθήνα / ChristmasinAthens
Instagram: christmas_in_athens

#ChristmasinAthens

Christmas Light Festival at the City of Athens

This year, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is evolving its Christmas installations, with more innovative activities, aiming to an even higher level for its audience!

25 original interactive Christmas installations were created by Athens Digital Arts Festival exclusively for the City of Athens (world premiere) and are waiting for you to enjoy the greatest festive experience!

Athens Digital Arts Festival, in collaboration with the City of Athens, the Cultural, Sports & Youth Organization of the City of Athens and the Technopolis City of Athens, presents, for the first time, a festive Athens Christmas Light Festival featuring original interactive art installations, Christmas trees and stars, a colorful pixel forest, magic mistletoe, mapping projections and more!

A Christmas Light Route on Acropole’s foothill

Dionysiou Areopagitou, the pedestrian street adjacent to the Acropolis is being transformed into a digital Christmas Light Festival venue by the Athens Digital Arts Festival. Featuring original luminous and interactive art installations, presented for the first time (world premieres) in festive Athens, one of the most famous and picturesque streets of Athens is turned into a digital exhibition for the Athenians to experience during Christmas. Digital Christmas trees and stars blend their light with the breathtaking aura of the place creating a unique feeling and building up the festive spirit. A multicolored pixel forest is awaiting you to cross it and light it in the colors you like. Magic Christmas mistletoe glow in your path, for you to get under them and kiss your significant other you really love!

An exciting journey full of lights and surprises, in which residents and visitors of Athens will experience the magic of Christmas, conjuring with their presence every artistic installation, while giving a festive glow to the city.

Dionysiou Areopagitou Pedestrian Street

December 10, 2019 – January 10, 2020

 

The Night of the Wishes. A Projection Mapping Show

This year’s Christmas Eve will be a night of wishes for the Athenians! The sky above Kotzia Square will be filled with the traditional “Night of Wishes” lanterns, with the Town Hall starring in a specially designed audiovisual evening. At that night, residents and visitors of the city will be able to “light up” the city with their wishes, each one of them sending a lantern in the sky and experience an exciting spectacle and a unique audiovisual show, with the Town Hall Mansion on the background.

Kotzia Square
December 24, 2019

Watch the video gallery:

Christmas Light Festival at City of Athens
Check the full program of Christmas in Athens and feel the magic: christmasinathens.gr

 

#ADAF #ADAFgreece #ChristmasInAthens

ADAF brings Athens Voice into life

Dishes from the best Athenian restaurants and photos that you upload on Instagram with the hashtag #egostinathensvoice are animated !

In the issue of Athens Voice that is dedicated to taste, TASTE VOICE, Athens Digital Arts Festival brings to life the paper with the hashtag #egostinathensvoice.

Download the free ADAF AR app on Google Play and the App Store, target the cover and page 53 of the issue or scan the images below to see them moving. Yes, you read well, move! One of them is your own photo!

If you’re a foodie, all your social media accounts are full of your favorite dishes that make your friends sigh when they see them, then this is your thing!

All of this city’s delicious secrets, the best restaurants, chefs, our favorite places, sweets and wine. In addition to all the delicious news it broadcasts, there is one more surprise: you!

 

 

ADAF Extended Reality

Athens Digital Arts Festival organized for the first time a new Art, Science & Technology Exhibition, under the title Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology, at the Eugenides Foundation, the New Digital Planetarium in Athens.

With more than 7.500 visitors, ADAF unraveled the different ways that Art, Science and Technology coexist, through an educative and fun program full of surprises. For four days, ADAF changed the way we perceive reality and its boundaries, presenting the intersection of the physical with the digital world , creating a hybrid space between physical and virtual reality.

Interactive installations, AR and VR projects, games, workshops, 360 performances, and screenings offered unique experiences to the audience. Thank you all for coming and actively participated in our activities, from the pre-event where we wore haptic gloves to the main exhibition where we flew to magic worlds!

Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology

Curated & Organized by: Athens Digital Arts Festival

➡November 14 – 17, 2019, 10:00 – 22:00
Venue: Eugenides Foundation, The New Digital Planetarium, entrance from Leoforos Syggrou 387
➡Free entrance
 Pre-Event: 8 – 10 November 2019

#XReality #XR #XRChapterOne #ADAF #EugenidesFoundation #EugenidesPlanetarium #Planitario

Under the auspice

         

Extending Reality | Video Teaser & Full Program

    Extending Reality

CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology

Curated & Organized by ADAF 

Athens Digital Arts Festival is organizing for the first time a new Art, Science & Technology Exhibition, under the title Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology, at the Eugenides Foundation, the New Digital Planetarium in Athens.

With just a few days left, for the event to start, you can get a glimpse of what’s going to happen!

Watch the Video Teaser and find out how ADAF extends reality:

 

Read the full program:

We invite you all to discover together the new realities that are unfolding before us.

Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology

Curated & Organized by: Athens Digital Arts Festival

➡November 14 – 17, 2019, 10:00 – 22:00
Venue: Eugenides Foundation, The New Digital Planetarium, entrance from Leoforos Syggrou 387
➡Free entrance

Under the auspice

         

#XReality #XR #XRChapterOne #ADAF #EugenidesFoundation #EugenidesPlanetarium #Planitario

ADAF is extending reality

The Pre – Event of the new Art, Science & Technology exhibition, Extending Reality, is on! A body experience that pushes virtual reality one step beyond.

Visit  Ίδρυμα Ευγενίδου / Eugenides Foundation / The New Digital Planetarium on 8 – 10 November, and be the fisrt to wear a haptic gloves in combination with VR mask!

The artwork Human After is an extra-corporal experience located in a future in which the only vestige of human beings are their digitalized and uploaded consciences now controlled by an artificial intelligence. The artwork aims to open a discussion on how we imagine our future and the choices we will be force to make in the verge an age of massive upcoming technologies.

For the first time, the mexican artist Anni Garza Lau visits Greece and presents the “Human After”!

The artwork was developed with the support of Immension Lab BBVA-CCD 2018.

➡ 8 – 10 November 2019
➡ Opening Hours: 
10:00 – 14:00 & 17:00 – 21:00
➡ Venue: Eugenides Foundation, The New Digital Planetarium

➡ Free entrance

#XReality #XR #XRChapterOne #ADAF #EugenidesFoundation #EugenidesPlanetarium #Planitario

Extending Reality: Call for Volunteers

 

Extending Reality

CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology

                                                                                    Curated & Organized by ADAF 

 

Athens Digital Arts Festival is organizing for the first time a new Art, Science & Technology Exhibition, under the title Extending Reality | Coexistence: Art,Science and Technology at the Eugenides Foundation, the New Digital Planetarium and invites you to join its team!

Volunteers are a vital part of ADAF. Every year, plenty of creative people take part in the Festival’s activities in order to develop their abilities and help in all sectors of the festival, such as in the audience reception, exhibition set-up and production as well as in guided tours.

By participating at Extending Reality, you will have the opportunity to live a unique experience and contribute, according to your dexterity, skills, interests, and availability, to all creative and organizational processes. If you are over 18, please fill in the following form. Extended Deadline: 8.11.2019

Submit Now

At the end of the festival, all volunteers will receive a certificate of participation.
More Info: volunteers@adaf.gr

Extending Reality | Coexistence: Art,Science and Technology

Curated & Organized by: Athens Digital Arts Festival

➡November 14 – 17, 2019, 10:00 – 22:30
Venue: Eugenides Foundation /Τhe New Digital Planetarium, entrance from Leoforos Syggrou 387
➡Free entrance

#XReality #XR #XRChapterOne #ADAF 

Extending Reality

    Extending Reality

CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology

                                                                                         Curated & Organized by ADAF 

Athens Digital Arts Festival is organizing for the first time a new Art, Science & Technology Exhibition, under the title Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology, at the Eugenides Foundation, the New Digital Planetarium , in Athens.

The aim of this new Exhibition is to highlight the dynamics of modern media in everyday life through a fun and interactive program. It will be full of experiences for everyone who wants to learn and acquaintance with the contemporary ways in which the coexistence of Art, Technology and Science succeed.

The program of Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology will change the way we perceive reality and its boundaries, presenting the intersection of the physical with the digital world , creating a hybrid space between physical and virtual reality. The program will include interactive installations, AR and VR projects, games, workshops, 360 performances, and screenings.

The Exhibition will host works by Greek and foreign artists. Among the artworks that will be presented, it will be the new interactive installation Black Hole by Yiannis Kranidiotis (GR), a light and sound sculpture inspired by the geometry of black holes. Moreover,  Ι, Human by Saint Machine (RO) will be presented for the first time in Greece at the Eugenides Foundation, looking at new patterns of technology-facilitated collaborative behaviors. Specifically for this event and venue, a VR project was created, Fabien Prioville’s, dancer of Pina Bausch, (FR) Rendez-vous, co-produced by Tanzhaus NRW, redefining contemporary dance and traditional theater. Another artwork comes from Taiwan and Dr. Ya Lun Tao (TW)*, Time Panorama, a VR artwork based on the idea that the world is made up of illusions and is the panoramic projection of desires. 

The full program will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

 

We invite you all to discover together the new realities that are unfolding before us.

 

Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art, Science & Technology

Curated & Organized by: Athens Digital Arts Festival

➡November 14 – 17, 2019, 10:00 – 22:00
Venue: Eugenides Foundation, The New Digital Planetarium, entrance from Leoforos Syggrou 387
➡Free entrance

#XReality #XR #XRChapterOne #ADAF #EugenidesFoundation #EugenidesPlanetarium #Planitario

*The artwork Human Machine by Saint Machine is supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute

*Τhe Taiwan Artists curated by Dr. Ya Lun Tao have been sponsored by the National Culture and Art Foundation and the Taipei Cultural Bureau