Now in its third year, Brighton Digital Festival’s in-house conference returns to ACCA for another feast of thinking on digital culture
The Messy Edge is BDF’s in-house conference, which presents different perspectives on digital technology and culture by inviting artists, activists and academics to share their work and their thinking. Critically, we programme a diverse range of speakers, so the perspectives presented come from a different place to the usual digital technology and culture conferences.
Five reasons you should attend the Messy Edge
- Exposure to different ways of thinking about and seeing the world of digital
We’ve all become increasingly aware of the failures in product design, AI and facial recognition that largely arise because of a lack of diversity in tech companies. Attending The Messy Edge will help you better understand the perspectives of those whose voices are often marginalised in the debate, which will, in turn, help you to do your work better.
- Exposure to critical thinking
The house position at The Messy Edge is one of critical optimism — we believe in the power of digital to do good things but we all have to be thoughtful and critical about where innovation and products come from, the motivations behind it and the audience it’s made for.
- The edge will become the middle
If The Messy Edge looks at work and thinking that is at the edge, you can be sure that the thinking you will be exposed to will become mainstream in the years to come.
It’s low cost for a digital conference and with this code FRIEND15 tickets will be £15, lunch included! Get your tickets here
- (And last but not least) Our Speakers
Have you seen this year’s line-up? Check out all our wonderful speakers here
Take a peek at last year’s conference in this short film: