FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD
The development of digital culture and its continuous evolution has led to the formation of a dynamic ecosystem consisting of cultural units and communities, as well as organizations that address emerging cultural trends and expressions. Festivals offer the possibility of collecting, at one time and in one place, diverse programmes with the intention to promote artistic creativity, presentation its interaction with contemporary societies as well as sections of modern technology.
In this framework, collaborations among organizations are an important field of development of a multidimensional relation as expressed through exchanging and sharing the know-how, intercultural dialogue, mutual support and promotion of artworks. Athens Digital Arts Festival annually invites and presents organizations from around the world with the intension to create long-term partnerships based on the principles of open access to cultural content.
The section of academic presentation is dedicated to academic research. Based on multidisciplinary principles, it aims to integrate researchers of different backgrounds in order to create the prerequisites of collaboration and mutual exchange of ideas. The common ground is the intersection of new technologies and art which can provide new modes of production and creative thinking in the contemporary environment. The aim is to inform the wide public as well as to support and promote innovation through presentations and monitoring of the latest trends in academic research.