KIKK Festival is back for its 12th edition
26-29 October in Namur, Belgium
With just three weeks to go, thousands of international creatives will gather in Namur, Belgium to get inspired by the most visionary minds on the topics of web & graphic design, branding, XR, storytelling, AI design, UX, new media art, creative coding, technology and critical thinking.
Expect 4-days of an intense program exploring the crossovers between art, science, technology and society through a comprehensive through a broad range of activities diving into the best of digital and creative cultures.
40 world-class speakers will be sharing their backgrounds, projects and thoughts on the latest trends in the sector.
Edan Kwan from Lusion
Through the looking glass of this talk, we'll discover how to paint with physics, and sculpt with mathematics, using creativity as our palette and WebGL as our canvas. We'll traverse the neon highways of data visualization, scale the shimmering mountain peaks of 3D modelling, and dive deep into the iridescent oceans of immersive experiences.
Kirsty Jennings from Anagram
Anagram, an award-winning creative studio specialising in interactive storytelling and immersive experience design. Kirsty will discuss the power of physical experiences in virtual spaces to shape perception. She will focus the talk on Anagram’s VR experience Goliath: Playing with Reality (2021), which brings together the sensory power of immersive theatre with recently available technology to playfully invite audiences into alternative worlds and a unique understanding of our own minds.
Generative AI, capable of creating original content, is revolutionizing various sectors, including design. During this presentation Etienne will be showing a number of projects using AI in design, and discovering how these AIs can help develop new ideas and forms, and improve the creative process.
Gemma is an internationally renowned designer and artist known for her bold graphics, illustrative lettering and murals. Her work has been commissioned by Apple, Nike, Google, and is held in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Outside her commercial design work, she explores language, nature and the human experience through her art practice.
And a lot more
Kyle McDonald, Henry Daubrez, Google Arts & Culture - Freya Salway, Zach Lieberman, Writing Club - Maya Indira Ganesh & Georgina Voss, Anna Ridler, Kirsty Jennings, OMSE - James Kape & Pedro Messias, Nadieh Bremer, Spela Petric, Studio Mals - Martin van der Molen & Silas Nout, State - Marcel Ziul, Valentina Peri, Carl Addy, Porto Rocha, Antoine Bertin, Martial Geoffre-Rouland, Vera-Maria Glahn, Simone Rebaudengo, Alysha Naples, Kling Klang Klong - Felipe Sanchez Luna, Chris Salter, Tactical Tech - Marek Tuszynski, Henry Daubrez, Jack Isles, Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, BlackRhino VR - Brian Afande, Maywa Denki, Daito Manabe, Media.Monks - Fernanda González, Navid Navab.
Photo: Joanie Lemercie - Brume
KIKK in Town
KIKK Festival transforms Namur into an open-air museum, with a trail of nearly 60 new media artworks and installations, some monumental, some interactive.
A showcase of innovative, hardware, projects using new technologies developed by international startups, artists, makers, entrepreneurs or simply...talented people!
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Workshops and masterclasses
Various workshops will be offered to broaden your skills in a wide range of technologies and techniques on Saturday 28 (coding, AI, machine learning, XR/VR, data, etc.).