Augment and Disrupt mini-festival has explored various urgent topics surrounding the interactions between art, society, and technology; from the contested territories of new digital platforms to the future of the interface. The programme of Augment and Disrupt was built by one of the EMAP partners, IMPAKT (Utrecht, The Netherlands) around the annual conference of the European Media Art Platform. EMAP is Europe’s biggest network of media art organizations, with eleven members and various associate partners from countries all over Europe.
Speakers presenting at Augment and Disrupt ranged from renowned scholars, authors and representatives from Europe’s main media art festivals, to the young and emerging artists that are selected to produce new work in the residencies that are part of the EMAP platform. Olga Majcen Linn and Josipa Vukelić participated in the conference on the behalf of KONTEJNER. In addition to a wide variety of panels, there were performances, screenings, and exhibitions included in the programme.
Media Art organizations that have presented at Augment and Disrupt:
Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens, Greece), Bandits Mages (Bourges, France), FACT Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (Liverpool, United Kingdom), IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture (Utrecht, Netherlands), Kontejner (Zagreb, Croatia), LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain), M-Cult (Helsinki, Finland), RIXC (Riga, Latvia), WRO Art Center (Wroclaw, Poland), Werkleitz Centre for Media Art (Halle, Germany), transmediale (Berlin, Germany), Haunted Machines (England) and many others.