Sonar + D, Gamelab, Loop or B’ARS are some of the twelve digital creativity events grouped under the label ‘Digital Juny’ promoted by the Generalitat
In the wake of the South by Southwest, a prestigious American festival that brings together various artistic disciplines Congress, the Department of Culture of the Government this morning ‘Digital Juny’, an initiative that aims to bring together twelve UFC on new technologies, art and innovation to be held this coming June in Barcelona, among which include Sonar + D, Gamelab, Loop or B’ARS.
In the words of Minister of Culture, Ferran Mascarell, the aim of this proposal is “to value the events that are being made in Catalonia in the digital environment”. To this end, the Department is committed to coordinating the celebration of different events and also to allocate a total of EUR 746 500 of its Plan of Digital Culture. “The idea is to give visibility to this sector,” he pointed Mascarell, something he believes necessary “for the public world and the private world join efforts.”
A total of 219 575 people, according to the Government, last year attended the different conferences that from now grouped under the umbrella of ‘Digital Juny’ and that besides the aforementioned competition include the new 360 Cartoon Animation The online film festival Atlantida Film Fest, the ETIC Jornada, professional meetings x 4 Motors Europe, Cinema Europe and Learn Do Share, and holding separate prizes for games Burger and Gamelab Awards.
While these events will continue to operate independently, the CEO of Creació i Empreses Culturals, Jordi Sellas, does not rule out that “if to solidify this cooperation” may arise in future issues creating a subscription that allows attend several from them. Also, Sellas stressed that “even though no case of events designed for the general public, yes they can get their results reach the public”.
During the presentation of ‘Digital Juny’ at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona they have been conducted demonstrations of some of the projects currently being developed in Catalonia in the field of art and new technologies. The virtual reality experience Iconic Worlds, created by Barcelona-based hi Polygon, is a good example of this cooperation between different initiatives. “After our stay in BCN Game-a video game business incubator initiative Catalan Institute for Cultural Empreses (ICEC) and Caixa Capital Incubio risc- we are closing a round of funding from the Government and at the same time we are seeking activities, such as the Sonar + D, in which we will participate exposing our project of virtual reality, “says Paco Martinez, one of the founders of this young company.
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