New Voices Competition at Digifest 2005

Digifest goes wild! Presented by Design Exchange and Telefilm Canada, Canada’s largest annual festival of digital art and design is taking a look at all things wildWILDcode, WILDstates, WILDmedia and more. In May 2005, digifest will explore the increasingly potent intersections of digital technologies with wild (i.e. irrational or uncontrolled) forces, from the biological to the psychological to the sociopolitical and beyond. Key issues that may be addressed by artists and designers include organic interfaces, animals and computers, digital mysticism, disruptive technologies, digital terrorism, wild games, digital sexuality, cybernetics, worms, parasites and viruses, and chaotic information systems, products or environments with "wild" styles or aesthetics, to name but a few possibilities.

The New Voices Competition is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career designers, artists and technologists to showcase their latest innovations in digital media technologies. Companies, design teams, digital media artists and other content creators are eligible to submit new and innovative ideas and applications in interactive digital media, games, 3D design, real-time environments, digital film and video, web applications, mobile applications, fashion, digital performing arts and other digital idioms.

Winners will present their work at digifest in Toronto and their work will be installed or displayed as part of digifest. Winning entries will also be highlighted in both the digifest program and an in-depth website.

Deadline for the competition submissions is January 31, 2005 at 5:00pm EST. For an application and complete competition details, please visit For more information, contact Irene Chong at