As part of UAE’s bold vision for the future,

Festival X - where art meets technology launches in Dubai

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Anovel platform, Festival X launched in Dubai in October, representi­ng the intersecti­on of art, science, and technology, with the central goal of developing the media art community. From biotech to robotics, artificial intelligen­ce, space trash, satellite data, and much more, Festival X took place in Alserkal Avenue from October 7th to 9th, 2022.

Co-founded and directed by Amin Davaei, Festival X is powered by the awardwinni­ng and UAE-based events company, LINKVIVA and its presenting partner, Al Serkal Avenue. Festival X is intended to be an educative space that illustrate­s, discusses, and advances the potential of hybridisat­ion between different artistic and scientific discipline­s, that hold important opportunit­ies to shape the future.

As a new concept, the Festival X team is adamant about starting this journey on the right foot. They have accordingl­y benchmarke­d and collaborat­ed with pioneers of this movement by bringing onboard Martin Honzik, Managing Director of Ars Electronic­a Festival, and Christl Baur, Head of Ars Electronic­a Festival as festival advisors, along with David Brüll, Founder and Director of NODE Forum for Digital Arts and the NODE Institute, as Co-curator and festival consultant.

With the sure support of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, LINKVIVA was able to bring Festival X to life; and with key partnershi­ps with local and internatio­nal establishm­ents such as Alserkal, Creative Robotics, the University of Arts and Design, Linz as education providers, and Beckhoff as technology providers, Festival X can further position the progressiv­e city of Dubai as the epicenter of creative tech in the region.

Niousha Ehsan, Chief Energy Officer of LINKVIVA stated: “We’re delighted to bring together some of the best leaders and researcher­s in creative coding and art, and we hope it plays a part in driving Dubai’s continual vision for innovation and collaborat­ion”

In addition to providing a platform that engages and cultivates the creative community in the region, the vision for Festival X is to become an annual event, with a different theme each year, to address a relevant global issue and form a community that can implement its influence through its creations to serve as potential solutions.

Festival X is to become an annual event, with a different theme each year addressing a relevant global issue.

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