April 21, 2007

Boston Cyberarts Festival Now Underway

by Nick Montfort · , 1:00 pm

The Boston Cyberarts Festival has just kicked off, and will run until May 6. Suggestions of what to see each day are posted at Big RED & Shiny, and you can check the full Event Selector. This festival is put on every two years and is the major series of new media events in the Boston area, “encompassing visual arts, dance, music, electronic literature, web art, and public art.” Many artists and organizations participate; Turbulence, for instance, has commisioned two works for the festival (“Handheld Histories as Hyper-Monuments” and “Pulse Pool”) and is sponsoring two events (OurFloatingPoints: The Art of Living a Second Life and an Upgrade! Boston event). MIT’s participation includes the first Cambridge Science Festival, a one-day festival with the MIT Museum as its main sponsor; usual artistic suspects CAVS and the List Visual Arts Center are venues for Cyberarts events, too. If you’re in the area for some of the festival and catch an interesting event, or a show that others should know about, drop us a comment.