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A interpretive publication inspired by the events at the Future Everything festival in Manchester UK. Read more

Glasgow, UK Art Books
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A interpretive publication inspired by the events at the Future Everything festival in Manchester UK.

Glasgow, UK Art Books
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Minka Stoyanova and Kyle Channing Smith have been invited to present their work at Handmade Digital, part of the FutureEverything festival in Manchester.  The FutureEverything festival is a festival of art, music and ideas – likened to sxsw (South by SouthWest) in Austin, Texas and listed by the Guardian in the top ten international ideas conferences alongside TEDx.  The festival celebrates technology, interaction and innovation in art, design, and culture. The associated conference includes members of Wired magazine’s “Smart List: 50 People Who Will Change the World” and other innovators and thinkers.  


Upon realizing the outstanding potential of this invitation, the two recruited fellow artist, Blake Peterson to build the optimal team to interrogate the wealth of ideas this opportunity presented.  Each member brings to the group their own quirky personality and nerdy obsessions.  From electro-acoustic fanboyism to nerd-tastic gadget fetishism, the team is perfectly equipped to not only personally benefit from this innovative cornucopia, but to reframe the outcomes for a wider audience.  

While in Manchester we will dedicate ourselves to a process of obsessive online record keeping, through photography, tweeting, and blogging we will compile an exhaustive as possible archive of the events, ideas and inspirations with which we are presented.  Upon our return, we will begin the process of digesting, analyzing, and reviewing this archive.  The result will be a self-publication ('zine) and video work (documentary?).  As opposed to the mere narration of our experiences, or the didactic re-presentation of the materials encountered, we will view the resultant archive as a launch point for innovation.  

This epic adventure, inspired by the rich literary tradition of investigative travel, will endeavor to extend the discourse of the festival.  It will be its own celebration of the ideas presented as well as a creative application thereof.     

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