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Join Us November 19, 2021 for George Brown College's first virtual Digifest festival.
From guest appearances, keynote speakers, artists, and performances, this year's festival is being held live from Toronto and Milan.

Portrait of Dr. Gervan Fearon, President of George Brown College.

10:00am
toronto

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milan
4:00pm

Introduction

Welcome to George Brown College’s first virtual Digifest festival. Welcome remarks by Dr. Gervan Fearon, President, George Brown College.

Dr. Gervan Fearon
Portrait of Luigi Ferrara and Maria Grazia Mattei.

10:10am
toronto

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milan
4:10pm

Welcome to Digifest 2021

Phygital Experience

Welcome to Digifest 2021 from Toronto and Milan. We’ll introduce why Phygital was chosen as this year’s theme.

Luigi Ferrara

Dean, Centre for Arts, Design and IT

Maria Grazia Mattei

Founder and CEO, MEET

10:20am
toronto

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milan
4:20pm

Future Ways of Living III

Announcement

The Future Ways of Living III Announcement with:
George Brown College
MEET | Digital Culture Center
World Design Organization
Transforming Professional Education Collaborative
Center for Public Research and Leadership, Columbia University

A portrait of Philip Beesley

11:00am
toronto

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milan
5:00pm

Keynote Talk:

Philip BeesleyGrove: Embodied and Virtual Space

Philip Beesley will present the Keynote Talk featuring new work by the Living Architecture Systems Group including the Grove project.

A portrait of Tristan Tiggeloven from Pop Sandbox.

12:00pm
toronto

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milan
6:00pm

Feature Startup:

Tristan TiggelovenON-FOOT Mobile App

ON-FOOT app takes visitors on tours across Toronto combining AR and VR to share historical, musical and facts through tourist spots

Portrait of artists: Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt.

12:30pm
toronto

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milan
6:30pm

Artist Feature:

Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den AncxtDistances

The interactive artwork "Distances" virtually brings together people who are not able to touch physically. The couple artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt work under the name Scenocosme.

A portrait of Laura Kay Keeling.

12:35pm
toronto

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milan
6:35pm

Artist Feature:

Laura Kay KeelingThe Advantages of Tender Loving Care

The Advantages of Tender Loving Care is a virtual exhibition set in a naturalistic outdoor landscape with accompanying audio.

9 portraits of the Public Poerty Gallery Roundtable line up.
Top row: Lori Endes, Raffaela Colombo, Andrew McLuhan, Gianna Patriarca. On the bottom row: Randy Johnson, Samantha Sannella, Corrado Paina, Ari Mazzeo, and Luigi Ferrara.

1:00pm
toronto

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milan
7:00pm

Public Poetry Gallery Roundtable

Public Poetry Gallery

The Public Poetry Gallery transforms words and images to bring poetry to life. Created by P-8, it is a collective of multidisciplinary artists brought together to explore alternative ways of sharing poetry.

A portrait of Adi Fleisher.

2:30pm
toronto

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milan
8:30pm

Artist Feature (video)

Adi FleisherI love You Even If There Isn't Any Me

 I Love You Even If There Isn’t Any Me is a research-creation thesis about a relationship between 4 AI companions.

A portrait of Danilo Rea and Paolo Scoppola.

3:00pm
toronto

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milan
9:00pm

Special Performance:

SoundMorphosis

SoundMorphosis is a live performance from the MEET Center in Italy with renowned Italian jazz pianist Danilo Rea and interactive media artist
Paolo Scoppola.

Danilo ReaPaolo Scoppola
A portrait of Lingxiang Wu.

4:30pm
toronto

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milan
10:30pm

Artist Feature:

Lingxiang WuDigital Landfill

Digital Landfill is an internet-based ongoing project in response to the increasing aggression in the digital realm.

A portrait of Adi Fleisher.

5:00pm
toronto

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milan
11:00pm

Artist Feature (presentation)

Adi FleisherI love You Even If There Isn't Any Me

 I Love You Even If There Isn’t Any Me is a research-creation thesis about a relationship between 4 AI companions.

A hot pink logo for Sur Gallery.

5:30pm
toronto

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milan
11:30pm

Artist Feature: SUR Gallery

SUR Gallery

Reimagining Mourning, is an exhibition featuring
Paolo Almario, Laura Barrón, Claudia Chagoya and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The artists in this exhibition construct narratives that discuss the despair faced by loss, especially challenged by the pandemic, while also offering humanity a place for closure.

Letters d and f logo for digifest and to the right of the letters is the year 2021.

6:00pm
toronto

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milan
12:00am

Digifest Wrap Up

Closing remarks

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