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Digifest 2019: MEET flies to Toronto

MEET and George Brown College are together again for a new edition of the Digifest, the Canadian festival of digital creativity. From 25 to 27 April Toronto hosts the three days of innovation, design and technology happening organized by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator of George Brown College and MEET will join to
This year’s theme is Creative Growth and will explore the use of creativity as a “renewable resource” and an enzyme to change.

Digital experts, entrepreneurs, students and creatives will join for an intense program, opened as a tradition by a Meet the Media Guru night. The keynote speaker is Koert van Mensvoort, a dutch philosopher who is also a designer. Back in 2017, Koert held an amazing MtMG lecture at the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia of Milan in 2017.The lecture by van Mensvoort is dedicated to the concept of Next Nature as a process of synthesys of Nature and Technology. Then the usual Digital Pioneer Award follows and it goes to Sara Diamont, president and Vice Chancellor of OCAD University of Toronto, along with a dense panel schedule and keynote speech.

Another MTMG event is by Streamcolors, old acquaintances of the Meet the Media Guru community. The Milanese digital art studio presents two different digital experiences at the Digifest: the Stream Machine and Streamcolors Odyssey. With the Stream Machine, participants are invited to see and explore different immersive virtual scenarios and then create and customize an object in its own right. Interacting with the Streamcolors Odyssey: Shape, Time, Space and Color, participants will be able to create their own space within an immersive room or video game.

With regard to the programming of the Digifest as a whole, it’s not to be missed the panel dedicated to the future of Mobility, taking up the Meet the Media Guru Around Mobility program themes. Browse the Digifest schedule here.

The suitcases are almost ready, the MEET delegation is leaving for Canada: once again, Italy will play its part. For five years, Digifest has had a Meet the Media Guru evening which saw many fellow countrymen like Giorgia Lupi – information designer and co-founder of Accurat, who participated in 2018 and before her, designers Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Denis Santachiara or Massimo Branzi of Arduino. All flown to Toronto as pioneers of Italian innovation in the world.