Surely, it’s not that hard?


An EDI research project. Carried out by Saoirse Amira Anis. Commissioned by NEoN Digital Arts. Project completed April 2021. Research undoubtedly ongoing. ___________________________________________________________________________ Having spoken to several arts practitioners, and reading several inspirational texts, this research project has led me to conclude that the art world would benefit from the following:  “EDI” is replaced with “equity”. (By

Opportunity – ReImagining the Digital Arts Symposium 


NOW CLOSED ReGrowing Digital Arts – Creative Growth NEoN is commissioning to develop a ‘Digital Arts Symposia Provocation’ that can push the boundaries of what academic and arts-based conferences can be. This ‘provocation’ is a researched digital arts symposium proposal that aims to experiment with the format by incorporating performance, multi-media, and wider disciplines while

Opportunity – Manifesto for Digital Arts Work Placements


NOW CLOSED ReGrowing Digital Arts – Creative Growth NEoN is commissioning to develop a ‘Manifesto for Digital Arts Work Placements’ that can inform best practice across the digital arts creative and cultural sector. This manifesto aims to articulate best practice for internships, volunteering and research collaborations in a way that can help set up and

Para-Site-Seeing: Departure Lounge


If you were at last year’s NEoN digital arts festival you might have visited the ‘cellfie’ booth to take a picture with some large-scale cardboard cutouts of the Leishmania parasite. Part of the Para-Site-Seeing project from artist Jen Southern and scientist Rod Dillon (who is also a practising artist), funded by the Wellcome Centre for

Last chance to see AL and AL’s “new nativity”


There’s only a few days left to see AL and AL’s specially commissioned work as part of NEoN digital arts festival’s ‘take over’ of the Wellgate shopping centre. In their piece, the ‘Immaculate Conception of Isaac Newton’, artists Alan Holmes and Alan Taylor, known professionally as AL and AL, propose that the birth of the

Data As Material – Julie Freeman’s We Need Us


Julie Freeman is interested in using data – particularly ‘life data’ – as an art material. She develops software that lets her transform the movement of biological creatures, such as fish or human beings, and environments, before converting this information into stunning visual pieces. NEoN digital communications officer Ana Hine caught up with her to

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