10 Years of NEoN!


Almost a decade has passed since the first NEoN Digital Arts Festival, so as we prepare to welcome artists and makers from across the world to our fair city of Dundee we decided to also take a look back on ten years of digital art festivities. NEoN – which stands for North East of North,

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Now In its tenth year, NEoN Digital Arts Festival is growing up!


We are excited to announce that in this, Scotland’s Year of Young People, NEoN has turned 10 and is one of 19 organisations to newly join Creative Scotland’s regular funded portfolio of organisations. With three years of support NEoN will continue to deliver Scotland’s only digital arts festival across the city of Dundee. Contemporary culture

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Sarah Cook Talks About This Year’s Festival Theme


Coded After Lovelace, 2014 Hannah Maclure Centre  NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2017 will expand on it being Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and through its arts program will unveil hidden histories using the current (and controversial) practice of Media Archaeology. NEoN proposes we understand artists as future Media Archaeologists, as recorders of our

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The 16 year old looking to make a career in GIFs


In case you couldn’t tell, we love GIFs at NEoN! Not only can the endless loop of images be amusing when they’re clips from you’re favourite TV show or film, but they can also be pieces of digital art as mentioned in a previous post: GIFs as digital art. However, how many of you think about who has

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Interacting with holograms: The future is here!


Holograms nowadays are a bit dated. Sure, the Michael Jackson hologram which has appeared in concerts, in music videos and at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards was pretty cool but it seems a bit like the type of technology you’d expect in a film from the 80s. But, that could soon change. Yoichi Ochiai, Principle

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GIFs in the professional world: The first GIF based documentary


If you’ve read our previous blog post ‘GIFs as Digital Art’, you’ll have learned that this month (June) marks the 28th anniversary of the GIF. It is also in this same month that the first GIF based documentary work was released, creating a fresh perspective of the GIF on its 28th birthday. Tapered Throne is a documentary

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