AltPitch

Arts and technology festival

The Festival is Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of the performing programme of the AltPitch Arts and Technology Festival due to coronavirus pandemic. The Platform event is going to be postponed until September 2020.

We understand that these are very tense and worrying times. That many of us are losing income and job opportunities, and the arts and small businesses are especially badly affected. But we also have a responsibility to protect our audience and our artists from any public health hazards. And while the coronavirus is so actively spreading around the country, we cannot guarantee the safety of our audience or our artists, amongst whom we have people from vulnerable groups.

I would like to assure you that we will do our utmost to try and bring the festival back next year. But in the uncertainty of the current climate, we cannot yet see what the future brings or what our next step will be. We will definitely keep you updated.

On behalf of everyone at the AltPitch, I would like to thank you for being immensely supportive of the project. We have worked very hard for over a year in order to make this happen, and if it wasn’t for the support of our audience, partners, sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to get this far. We are very proud of what we have achieved and will hope for your support in the future.

For now, please stay strong, stay safe. Wishing the best of health to you and all your loved ones!

Anastasia Witts
Executive Producer

Digital Climate

When in 1998 Larry and Sergey, two PhD students of the Stanford University, started a research project under an awkward title BackRub, nobody could know that this project will change the entire world forever. When in 2003 “a little intoxicated” Mark Zuckerberg was writing a code for his creation FaceMash in his student dormitory, he couldn’t possibly imagine that only a few years later his company will be a sole holder of the greatest amount of personal data on Earth and will be investigated for interference with such historical events as the US presidential elections and Brexit.

Explore With Us

AltPitch festival is dedicated to exploring the relationship between the digital world and humanity, and responsibility that comes with it. A week of exciting performances and supporting events will provoke thoughts and debates, will bring together creativity and innovation, will question our daily use of technology and will leave the audience to search for answers.

Enough Questions?

The digital world and technology have given us some extraordinary freedoms – we communicate, learn and create as never before. But the immersion into the digital era has side effects: digital environment robbed us of our privacy and independence, subjected us to easy manipulations and challenged our connection to reality. Are we asking enough questions?

The theme for the inaugural AltPitch 2020 – Life & Death in Digital Climate.