Sonar+D Day Events Announced

Art & Culture

Hacking tools! Edible synthesizers!

This year Sonar, Barcelona's electronic mainstay, will once again present Sonar+D. Sonar+D is a meeting point for professionals from technology-based creative industries, held at Sónar by Day on 12, 13 & 14 June at the Palau de Congressos in Barcelona.
Noteworthy guests include Kickstarter, Fabrica or MIT Media Lab who will share key information on new creative formats, investment, production and marketing in the digital age, through event areas dedicated to debate, showcase and networking.
In its first edition in 2013, Sónar+D united 3,325 accredited professionals, from 57 countries, involving more than 1,600 national and international companies. Here are some of the highlights promised for this year – 

CaixaForum Barcelona will host an international meeting based around sound arts, uniting leading experts in their fields, including writer, musician and researcher David Toop, Seth Kim-Cohen and Salomé Voegelin.
Hiromi Ozaki, creator of MIT Media Lab’s Design Fictions group will explain and begin a debate concerning the social, cultural and ethical implications of new technologies. Artist Daito Manabe, also part of the Sónar 2014 line-up and one of the most renowned creative technologists in the world will discuss his work, which combines art with commercial projects.
Meet the Expert returns, offering short individual coaching sessions with industry leaders, plus conferences for the business sector, open exclusively to accredited pass holders.

The Kunstuniversität (Austria), one of the most influential art and technology schools in Europe, will exhibit experiments like edible synthesizers. The sound lab Soundry will introduce a novel 3D immersive listening experience, and Sedition present their business model for contemporary low cost screen art, whose catalogue includes works by Damien Hirst.

The practical application of Sónar+D will be carried out through various workshops organized for the maker community, together with prominent institutions, national and international companies such as: Queen Mary University of London, who will demonstrate the use of hacking tools; or New York company LittleBits who will give a workshop on manipulating and assembling analogue synthesizers through their revolutionary electronic magnet connected modules.

More info over on the Sonar website