Tropic Of Cancer, Stephen O'Malley, Sixtus Preiss & Band, Shackleton, Radian, Pulsinger & Irl, Paranoid London, Logos, Mumdance, Lorenzo Senni, Knower, Jung an Tagen, Juan Atkins, Jenny Hval, Hungtai / Maranha / Ferrandini, Eclair Fifi, Ancient Methods, A Made Up Sound
Through the development of the digital environment, which is now part of everyday reality, human behavior is often influenced and controlled without notice. Which decisions should we as a society
or even as humanity at large delegate to algorithms? These and many more highly relevant questions about the use of the media and technologies of the 21st century are the center of the discourse&activism programme at the Elevate Festival 2017. Some of the participants already confimed are: the internationally acclaimed author, researcher and Internet critic Evgeny Morozov;
the chief technology and digital innovation officer of the city of Barcelona, Francesca Bria; the former chief executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland and Sharing Cities advocate Duncan McLaren; British writer, artist, publisher and technologist James Bridle; artist and independent researcher Adam Harvey; Austrian hypermedia researcher and interdisciplinary content developer, director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies-t0 and initiator of Public Netbase and World-Information.Org, Konrad Becker; Swiss author and media scientist Felix Stalder; as well as many more speakers from all around the world to be announced.
12 years, time for a change: From 2017 onwards the Elevate Festival will take place at the beginning of March
For the first time since its 12th anniversary the Elevate Festival will take place at the beginning of the year. From 2017 on, the festival for electronic music, art and political discourse will take place in March - not as before at the end of October. This change gives Elevate new perspectives and allows for a better coordination with other events. The festival will now be situated at the beginning of the international festival season and hence can set artistic and discursive accents at the beginning of the year.
From the 1st to the 5th of March 2017, Elevate will now again present an extensive and diverse music and discourse programme in multiple venues around and inside the Schlossberg in Graz, Austria.
2017 is also the second year of the Europe-wide festival cooperation initiative "We are Europe".
For this edition the famous Spanish Sónar Festival and the Insomnia Festival from Tromsø will visit Elevate in Graz. The two festivals will jointly create a programme in various areas of the