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Art festival showcases technological know-how through artistic means
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Posted: 2013 Oct 04 - 06:35

By Chris Fish


TITUSVILLE -- The city of Titusville is getting a digital makeover.

Beginning Oct. 4, downtown Titusville will turn into a digital space for the "Art & Algorithms Festival."

The festival, which will run through Oct. 13, is an art-based event that highlights creative pieces that intersect art and technology, through a film festival, holographic and interactive art exhibits, hands-on interactive activities and custom 3-D mapping and projections.

"This festival targets a younger demographic, but it is there to inspire younger groups and our workforce," said Linda Brandt, an event organizer. "The point of this festival is to match an initiative to the city, where it can grow and expand."

Ms. Brandt describes the art as pieces projected through digital mediums, created through artistic visions and mathematical expertise.

The festival will feature 90 different films, digital art and an LED street that will serve as a prototype for future LED initiatives.

Ms. Brandt said that she hopes the festival will give the city a chance to show off its technological background through artistic means.

On Friday, Oct. 4, the festival will launch a surprise 3-D display on the side of the Titusville Playhouse to officially kick-start the event.

The festival will also feature two internationally known artist from the United Kingdom, Martin Richardson and Clifton Stewart.

Titusville Mayor Jim Tulley is also passionate about the festival, Ms. Brandt said.

"The mayor has volunteered 400 people, so far, to hold different jobs (during the festival)," she said. "Everyone on the City Council has taken a stand. It's a nice grassroots effort."

Ms. Brandt said that the festival is also creating a great relationship with the city of Orlando, where advertising for the festival has been on display, as well as encouraging students from the University of Central Florida to participate.

"Art & Algorithms" will take place from Oct. 4-13. Full-festival passes are $25, and single-day passes are $10.

Single-day film screening is $5.

Times of events and more information can be found at artandalgorithms.com.

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