Celebrating Brazilian Open Digital Culture: Festival Cultura Digital.
Raquel Rennó writes about the Festival Cultura Digital, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - between the 2nd and the 4th of December 2011. It gathered 6 thousand people in about 20 open discussions, 20 workshops and 52 international and national projects, bringing together political institutions, artists, companies, activists and intellectuals in a hybrid format. The main goal was to change and broaden the limits of digital practices and connect to other people and networks from other cities, states and countries.
Raquel Rennó is, Associate Professor - Institute of Arts and Design at UFJF (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil). Digital art researcher at CNPQ (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Brazil), member of the Institut Català D´Antropologia (ICA, Barcelona) and the Scientific Comitee of FILE (Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, Brazil). Holds a PhD in Communication and Semiotics and was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Photonics Dept. at Mackenzie University, Brazil. More info http://www.raquelrenno.com