Autonomous Agents

Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice.

The theme of this year’s festival is Autonomous Agents. We focus our attention on the autonomous and the algorithmic: from robotic sound sculpture and algorithmic drawing machines to live virtual automata, Vector Festival presents works that explore new media as autonomous artistic agents.

Below is the complete festival calendar for the 2016 Festival.


fri1jul - 319:00 PMjul 31- 5:00 AMDavis Heslep at Loophole9:00 PM - 5:00 AM (31) EST Loop Hole

mon11jul8:00 PM- 10:00 PMArt on the BIG ScreensVector Festival Preview at Celebration Square8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST Celebration Square

wed13jul8:00 PM- 11:00 PMEvent OverDay ZeroScreening and Social at Electric Perfume8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Electric Perfume

thu14jul - 17All DayPhantoms by A. Bill MillerWindow Installation at Common Sort(All Day) EST Common Sort

thu14jul - 13augAll DayThe Algorithmic ImaginationExhibition at InterAccess(All Day) EST InterAccess

thu14jul5:30 PM- 6:30 PMEvent OverVIP Preview Event5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST InterAccess

thu14jul7:00 PM- 10:00 PMVector Festival Launch Party7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST InterAccess

fri15jul8:00 PM- 11:00 PMEvent OverBasement RevolutionariesScreening at CineCycle8:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST CineCycle

sat16jul11:00 AM- 3:00 PMEvent OverSonic Pi Live Coding Introductory WorkshopMake music with algorithms!11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST InterAccess

sat16jul8:00 PM- 11:00 PMEvent OverAscend and RelinquishLive Audio/Visual Performance8:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST Artscape Youngplace, Suite 107

sun17jul1:00 PM- 3:00 PMAlgorithms, Generative Art, Machine AgencyPanel Discussion1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST InterAccess

sun17jul8:00 PM- 11:00 PMWrap PartyLive Performance by Castle If8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Reposado