(Excerpt from 'First digital art festival in Egypt' posted by Thoraia Abou Bakr on Daily News Egypt on Mar. 18, 2013. Found here http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/03/18/first-digital-art-festival-in-egypt)
Through digital arts exhibitions, projection nights, academic conferences and workshops, Di-Egy Fest will present different activities for Egyptian and international artists and audience in Cairo.
Technology has become a quintessential element of life; nobody leaves home without at least two electronic devices, maybe more if you are a gadget junkie. The idea of life without internet or electronics has become unfathomable.
Yet the question remains: are we making the best use possible of all those technological advances? Enter DI-EGY Festival to answer the question, the first digital art festival in Egypt. We contacted Elham Khattab, the director of the festival, for more information.
“The idea for the project started almost one year ago as I was thinking about how far digitalising our life and art has taken us, and where we are now with all these fast transactions happening around us. Digitalising our life and social media can even start a revolution now.
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(Image: Courtesy Elham Khattab)