New Idea Series for Brighton Digital Festival

Throughout Brighton Digital Festival, we will also be releasing specially commissioned online articles for our Ideas series where curators, artists, photographers and thinkers from different fields of expertise respond to questions around photography and digital culture.

2 September – Katrina Sluis

Katrina Sluis, Curator of Digital Programme at The Photographers’ Gallery will discuss the challenges and issues associated with displaying online content within the institutional framing of the gallery.

Sluis will draw on her exhibition Born in 1987: The Animated GIF where artists, writers and practitioners were asked to create a GIF for display in the gallery and online.

9 September – Douglas Dodds

DouglasDodds, Senior Curator at the V&A who worked on the exhibition Digital Pioneers, will write about the history of computer generated art and  explore the crucial role analogue photography played in both documenting and disseminating this electronic art.

16 September – Thomas Ball

Photographer Thomas Ball draws upon his experience of people physically affected by aspects of the digital revolution with his ongoing project Electrosensitive, which examines the controversial condition Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. The condition – which causes a variety of symptoms such as headaches, nausea and memory loss – is attributed to electromagnetic fields from mobile phones, wireless internet and a range of other common electronic devices.