Cyberia

We design the visual identity for Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2017 – Cyberia. The theme of Cyberia was written by Douglas Rushkoff predicted that the virtual space was a new landscape yet to be developed and cultivated, like Siberia in the late 19th century. In the preface of Cyberia, Rushkoff speaks of “a very special moment in our recent history – a moment when anything seemed possible”. 
Technology has granted us the “right” to broadcast real-time, i.e. “live”, on social media and live streaming platforms. Given the circumstances, how do we define “live”? Live performances, live broadcast on Facebook, generative animations and live coding gigs…these all share a “live” element. What is “live”? What are being constructed when these live activities occur simultaneously? Cyberia, which aims to provide a space to create “live”, to explore, experience and redefine “live”, and to reconsider our lives.