The festival is on it’s way!


May You Live in Interesting Times, Festival of Creative Technology 2009

22 – 24 October 2009

Technology is now firmly placed in the everyday. In response to this, the Festival will look at ‘do-it-yourself’ through a range of commissions, projects, exhibitions, discussions and artist-led events across all art forms.

The three-day programme is a celebration of the latest intriguing uses of everyday technology and social innovation, enabled through shared ideas.

About the Festival:

Participation is now the driving force behind much digital content. Practitioners and programmers have led the way in developing reliable open source systems and products that are accessible to all. This now means that individuals and small groups can work together towards what is known as ‘collaborative knowledge development’.

Mass-technology has enabled individuals and groups to transmit, become connected and share information. Developed in relation to Cardiff, the festival will focus on works that draw on available technology and existing networks that are used day-to-day by both local and global communities.

Who’s Participating?

This year, as in 2005, we are working with a range of artists, professionals and industry specialists to deliver a diverse programme of activity across the city. Details about all the festivals participants can be found on the festival website. Highlights include:

Alfred Sirleaf, Eddo Stern, Ghana Think Tank, Maker Faire, The People Speak, unConference and You May Fund Commissions.

Who’s Supporting?

May You Live in Interesting Times, Festival of Creative Technology, Cardiff is a partnership between bloc: Creative Technology Wales and Chapter. The 2009 festival programme has been developed in collaboration with British Council, 4iP, Ffotogallery, and Wales Arts International.

The festival has been further supported by the following: Academi, Arts Council of Wales, British Council, g39/WARP, i-Shed, Maker Faire Africa, National Museum and Galleries Wales, National Theatre Wales, Safle, University of Glamorgan, University of Wales, Newport, and UnLtd.


Lauren Jury: Festival Coordinator

Market Road
Cardiff CF5 1QE

029 2132 8082

07531 486 886


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