Tip of the day 25/5/2022 – 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro

Tip of the day 25/5/2022 – 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro 1024 536 thecloudkeys

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) presents FutuRetro, a celebratory 18th edition and a 5-day gathering in the heart of Athens at Kotzia Square. From the 25th – 29th of May, the building complex of Notoshome and Kotzia Square will be revived to host an innovative exciting program with works from 12 categories: Video Art, Animation, Interactive Installations, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR/AR), Games, Digital Image, Web Art, Live Performances, Workshops, Talks and ADAF KIDS, a mini digital arts festival dedicated to children. This year ADAF is especially excited to present a curated program for the ADAF MUSIC category. The theme, FutuRetro, focuses on science fiction, retrofuturism and futurology, aims to present the technological milestones of today through the eyes of the past and as a foreshadowing means for the future.

Another event, quite similar based on Artificial Intelligence takes place in the same time at Pedion Areos Park entitled Plásmata: Bodies, Dreams & Data, from 18h00 to 23h00, as part of This is Athens City Festival.

The exhibition “Plásmata: Bodies, Dreams, and Data” explores the body, be it ours or the other’s. Be it individual or collective, human, non-human, or – ultimately – planetary. Running from May 23 to July 10, with 25 international pieces, 40 solar batteries collecting energy to create an artificial moon, and a huge red planet, “Plásmata” promises to entertain us but also to give us pause for thought in the Athenian summertime. Free admission.