FITC Amsterdam 2017
DesignWeb DevInspire
  • 2017-02-20 00:00:00 2017-02-21 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2017 Amsterdam FITC
  • Amsterdam
  • #FITCAmsterdamX


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Dan will be talking animatedly at high speed about his live performance, experiments, failures, mistakes, explosions, crashes, detours and the many unexpected destinations that have been part of his relentless efforts to explore new territory for his digital creativity. As a programmer who hates programming, and a performer terrified of performing, Dan will share his hard-won lessons on how being comfortable is the creative mind-killer, why failing spectacularly is perfectly fine, and why there’s nothing wrong with having the world’s shortest attention span. There will be no boring portfolio work in this session (but there will be flashing imagery and loud noises throughout!)

Target Audience

All creatives.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Why comfort is your enemy as a creative
  2. How to properly burn your work to the ground, and why you should
  3. Why failing still counts as finishing, and isn’t a bad thing
  4. How to write improvised code displayed on huge projection screens while being watched by a thousand dancing people at 3am in a giant inflatable tent next to a 250ft radio telescope dish
  5. Why you should never, ever, EVER live search for animated GIFs when you’re in front of an audience