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The Space to Host Digital Arts Day (Birmingham, England, UK)

As part of BBC Birmingham Digital Week, The Space is hosting a Digital Arts Day on 19 March at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, featuring a range of artists experimenting with and creating art using digital technologies.

With presentations, expert panels and the opportunity to try out the latest consumer technology in the BBC’s Blue Room, participants will have the chance to discuss their work with like-minded professionals and find out more about The Space. Our CEO, Ruth Mackenzie, will chair a panel on new technologies in digital culture, and our Managing Editor, Eleanor Turney, will chair a panel on failure, risk and experimentation.

Whether you are working in the arts, culture, technology, digital or creative industries, come along! Innovation and creativity using digital tech that makes audiences see the world in a new light is at the heart of what The Space is seeking to nurture and support. Digital Arts Day is a chance to meet The Space commissioning team and artists to find out how to realise your digital art idea.


LightRails Installation by Bill FitzGibbons (Birmingham, Alabama)

Commissioned by REV Birmingham-the city’s economic development organization, this unique art-light installation under the 18th Street viaduct near Railroad Park, in downtown Birmingham debuted Thursday, June 27, 2013. Intended to enhance walkways under downtown viaducts with a placemaking splash of color in the city center, as well as encourage pedestrian traffic to link First Avenue North and the East Gate of the park.