Pushing the Digital Envelope at Montreal Digital Spring!

Montreal is a digital arts capital, 3rd in the gaming world, 4th global hub in the visual effects industry and a new leader in virtual reality and artificial intelligence — with Google, Microsoft, and Facebook all recently announcing millions of dollars in investment in AI labs across Montreal. No other city can claim to rank any higher on all digital creativity sectors at once. Thanks to this expertise Montreal (and the province of Quebec) attracts new talent, has an international reach, and attracts tourists.

This year’s spokesperson is Ariane-Li Simard-Côté

Ariane-Li Simard-Côté is a Quebecoise voice actor who specialises in overdubding Hollywood’s biggest stars. She’s the go-to French Quebec voice for dubbed movies and has voiced, among others; Ashley Greene in the Twilight series, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Cobie Smulders, and Samantha Morton. But the role she’s most famous for is a little closer to our everyday reality…as the voice of a rather well-known GPS persona!

About Digital Spring:

  •         It’s a celebration of digital creativity in Montreal! This season there are over 150 activities planned, involving 210 organisations.
  •         It’s a window into everything digital creativity encompasses. Art and technology come together. Academic institutions are also getting involved in the development of a new generation of artists, not to mention research.
  •         There will be a wide variety of events open to the general public, such as: screenings and public installations, interactive spaces, visual performances, the latest in electronic music, immersion activities, 3D productions, explorations into the world of visual effects, gaming and virtual reality, studio tours, and more.
  •         This is the 5th edition with more than 500,000 visitors in 2017!

Why Digital Spring?

  •         Digital art is becoming more common in public spaces, but people aren’t familiar with our local talent. We think this kind of art could become very popular!
  •         Spring already happens to be the liveliest time of the year for digital art, and the span between the Montreal High Lights Festival and Francofolies is pretty lean in terms of tourist activities.
  •         Having the biggest number of digital creativity-related activities gathered all into one season, Spring, and all into one single calendar, means sending tourists and locals alike on an epic digital journey.

The 5th edition of Digital Spring Montreal will be running from May 21-June 21, 2018.

Full programming info: http://www.printempsnumerique.ca/en/programming/

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