TEK* 2013 Konvergence!

TEK* 2013 Konvergence! Tickets NSW

11:00am, Thu 20th June, 2013
Byron Bay Sports and Recreational Centre, NSW

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Join us for The Konvergence, a massive 1 day spectacle of light, sound, art & technology in Byron Bay on Thursday June 20th. 12 hours of music, visuals, dance, art, panels, installations, workshops, booths, youth programs & more...

Spoonbill (MUSIC) * Dropbear (VISUALS) * Ethno Tekh (VIRTUAL REALITY) * The Space Cowboy (SIDESHOW CELEBRITY) * Ric Richardson (INVENTOR) * Dirtgirl (KIDS STAR) * Joel Salom (COMEDIAN) * Dream Drone (DIDGE JOURNEY) * Tralala Blip (SOUND COLLECTIVE) * Kellie O'Dempsey & Michael Dick (DIGITAL DRAWING) * Soda_Jerk (VIDEO REMIX) * Renata Sheppard & David A. Shamma (INTERACTIVE DANCE) * Dr. Barry Hill (THOUGHT CONTROL MUSIC) * Greg Sheehan (PERCUSSION MASTER) * Cleis Pearce (VIRTUOSIC VIOLIN) * Dr. Andrew Burrell (3D MIXED REALITY) * Dean Jefferys (STREAMING ENVIRONMENTALIST) * Dr. Grayson Cooke (SCU RESEARCHER) * Simon Richardson (BYRON MAYOR) * Kirra Pendergast (COMMON GROUND) * Earth Guardians Australia (YOUTH ACTIVISTS) & much more....

The 1st Annual TEK* 2013 Festival main event will be a breathtaking glimpse into the future of the digital age with hands on workshops, interactive installations, panels on the future of tech, youth programs & community stalls, plus electrifying performances from local, national and international artists including...

::: The audio / visual magic of Aussie duo Spoonbill & VJ Dropbear
::: Virtual reality performance by motion sensor masters Ethno Tekh
::: Live drawing & animation by Kellie O'Dempsey & Michael Dick
::: Sideshow celebrity & lightning enthusiast The Space Cowboy
::: Thought-controlled musical accompaniment by Dr. Barry Hill
::: Electronic comedian Joel Salom with Erik the Robotic Dog
::: Youth activism of the future with Earth Guardians Australia
::: Experimental sound art collective Tralalablip + more TBA!

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WORKSHOPS & INSTALLATIONS



* IUXTA: Virtual Reality Installation by Dr. Andrew Burrell
* Video mash up masters Soda_Jerk present Hollywood Burn
* Australian video shorts curated by dLux Media Arts (Sydney)
* Circuit Bending presentation with Patty Bom (SAE / Shiny Shiny)
* Interactive choreography with Renata Sheppard & David A. Shamma
* Hands on vintage TEK museum curated by Southern Cross University
* Creative Marketing workshop with Max Haim of the Social Savvy Network
* Southern Cross University's Creative Practice Research Degree program launch

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PANELS ON THE FUTURE OF TECH

We will be joined by experts from the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013), researchers from Southern Cross University, and a host of local and visiting thinkers on the cutting-edge of the digital age. 

"Welcome to Byron, Australia's Silicon Village" ...with local inventor & technologist Ric Richardson, Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson, Common Ground Australia's Kirra Pendergast and more...

"Digital Tools for Social Change"...with experimental disabilities organization Tralala Blip, Alexia Estrellado of dLux Media Arts, interactive sailing activist Dean Jeffreys, Holley from Earth Guardians Australia and more...

"Digital Arts Symposium"...with "mixed reality" innovator Dr. Andrew Burrell, Yahoo! Labs research scientist David A. Shamma, interactive dancer Renata Sheppard, plus SCU researchers Dr. Barry Hill and Dr. Grayson Cooke.

"Festival of the Future" ...with Earthdance International / Uplift Festival Producer Chris Deccker with a roundtable of Australian festival organizers including the producers of TEK* 2013.

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TEK* 2013 YOUTH PROGRAM

The TEK* Youth Program will run from 11 AM - 2 PM with a treasure trove of hands on activities for kids of all ages including:


::: An interactive scavenger hunt with media star Dirtgirl
::: Virtual reality installation with Dr. Andrew Burrell
::: Live music recording with Earth Guardians Australia
::: Hands on vintage tech museum by Southern Cross University
::: Byron Inventors Group with Ric Richardson and Byron High students

Mature students are invited to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring the wide range of panels, installations and performances on the program. 

Please visit www.tekstar.tv/youth for more information or to book your school, class or group in!

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POP UP "SILICON VILLAGE"

The giant hall at the Byron Sport & Cultural Complex will be transformed into a digital wonderland with immersive visuals & projections by Crystal Grid Studios, Buckworth Creations, Jono Fae and other regional artists.

It will also feature a custom-designed surround sound system by Southern Cross University faculty and students, powered by Dr. Barry Hill's Sunflower solar power system that was a big hit at the recent Byron Bay Bluesfest.


The TEK* Village will feature a range of interactive booths and community stalls, including Bay FM, Echonetdaily, SAE, Optus, Screenworks and many more. There are still opportunities to secure a stall - visitwww.tekstar.tv/sponsors for more information!

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TEKSTAR TV - LIVE FROM THE KONVERGENCE

The Konvergence will be streamed LIVE on www.tekstar.tv and syndicated on websites around the world as well featured on the big screens at the event. Co-hosted by 10 year old Holley from Earth Guardians Australia, the broadcast will include curated videos & animations combined wtih LIVE coverage of Konvergence performances & presentations. Watch live @www.tekstar.tv on Thursday June 20th from 11am - 11pm Byron Bay local time.

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LOCATION & DETAILS

TEK* 2013 The Konvergence!
Thursday June 20th, 11 AM - 11 PM
Byron Sport & Cultural Complex
249 Ewingsale Rd.
Byron Bay NSW 2481

$40  / $30 concession

Accompanied kids under 15 FREE

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