New media arts festival Glitch returns with ‘Run Computer, Run’

17 May 2013

Glitch, the annual festival that celebrates the intersection of art and technology, returns for a third time this year with a programme of four exhibitions, eight workshops, a symposium and a showcase of short films.

Run Computer, Run @ Glitch 2013 takes place from 24 May to 13 July in the Rua Red arts centre in Tallaght, Dublin.

The three-week festival includes a symposium with thought leaders and top curators in the field of new media art on 20 June, and a screening of Oh Internetz!, a showcase of motion graphics, animations and shorts.

One of the exhibitions will feature digital artworks from 30 international artists for viewing and interacting with on a specially designed website, as well as onsite at the gallery. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to scan augmented reality markers on the gallery walls either with a device of their own or a tablet supplied by the gallery.

Workshops open to the public include silkscreening, collaborative GIF making, 3D printing, papercraft and home recording and production.

IT Tallaght’s Creative Digital Media Show will also take place during the festival.

This year’s festival is the most ambitious and largest Glitch event to date and is curated by Nora O Murchú, post-doctoral researcher at CRUMB, University of Sunderland.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.