<B>Elävä Silakka / Live Herring</B>
is a new Nordic net art exhibition event, established in 2005 with a primary aim to present Nordic net art both in the net and in the exhibition space. Another aim is to bring digital art closer to the general public by making the exhibition easily accessible.
The annual exhibition will be organized for the first time in November 2005.
The name Live Herring comes from the Online Net Art Gallery Spirited Herring - the first Finnish open-to-all net art gallery, online since 1997. The production team of the Live Herring event and the Gallery Spirited Herring are the same.
ORGANIZER of the event: Elävä Silakka / Live Herring project group
PRODUCERS: Päivi Hintsanen and Jani Ruuskanen
LOCATION: Jyväskylä, Finland
<B>Digital Culture, Department of Arts and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä</B>
The Unit of Digital Culture at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) combines the approaches of arts and culture studies. Special attention is paid to the relations between culture and technology and the effects that digitalization has on human life. Phenomena like game culture, digital art and literature, cyber and online cultures, digital visuality and digitalization of cultural heritage are studied within Digital Culture. You may study Digital Culture in an English language Masters Programme. The Programme produces MA's who are able to understand the ongoing cultural change, and work in the fields of arts and culture that require new competencies. They will either qualify for research intensive employment, or jobs within cultural production, content production, and digitalization of cultural heritage.
<B>Arctic & Fabulous</B>
The Arctic & Fabulous Film Festival brings premium Nordic cinema to Jyväskylä. The festival programme comprises contemporary films from the Nordic countries. In addition to films from our neighbouring countries, Arctic & Fabulous features a competition for Finnish woman film-makers.