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Belgian KIKK Festival explores the digital frontier

International digital festival, which runs Nov 8-9, aims to explore the economic and artistic implications of new technologies.

The second annual KIKK Festival will run in Namur, Belgium from Nov 8-9. The international digital festival aims to explore the economic and artistic implications of new technologies through “Konferences, disKussions, eKsperiences, worKshops, a Kontest, and a Kocktail party”. The festival is part of the “Week Of Creativity” in Wallonia.

Each day of the festival is broken into conference, workshop and discussion sections. The festival will include over a dozen speakers including Steve Vranakis, creative director EMEA at Google Creative Lab, Jonathan Richards of The Guardian Interactive and James Hilton co-founder of digital services company AKQA.

The KIKK Festival’s contest will features more than €6,000 in prizes. Participants from all areas of expertise will submit entries at the festival based on a theme revealed 24 hours in advance. The contest space will be open to registered teams starting from 10am on Nov 8. Teams will have two hours to install computers and materials. The contest will begin at midnight and teams will have 24 hours to complete their projects. The five major prizes are the Grand Prize, Jury Prize, Prize For Technical Achievement, Prize For Emotion and Prize For Creativity.

The festival’s eKsperience space, put together in partnership with the Bureau Economique de la Province de Namur, will feature an exhibition of prototypes, installations and artistic pieces designed to showcase and promote innovation and creative vision.

For more information, visit KIKK’s website.

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