thursday april 05, 2007 2pm thursday april 05, 2007 6pm
Upgrade! Brussels-Ghent programs regular gatherings of artists, theorists, developers, curators and public interested in digital media culture. Organised by Eva De Groote (fricties) and Annemie Maes (so-on), and hosted in turn by Vooruit/Ghent and okno/Brussels.
Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. While individual nodes present new media projects, engage in informal critique, and foster dialogue and collaboration between individual artists, Upgrade! International functions as an online, global network that gathers annually in different cities to meet one another, showcase local art, and work on the agenda for the following year.