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Digital Fringe LIVE and ongoing!

Posted September 12th, 2018

“Going to the Fringe this week? If so, why not drop in to the Digital Art Showcase?”

So says John Timpane in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

This year, Digital Fringe is bigger than ever, with twenty-five shows—games, artworks, films, podcasts, taped theater, and more—available throughout the Festival at fringearts.com/list-view/digital-fringe-2018. The offerings in the 2018 Digital Fringe are presented in collaboration with this  a charitable organization focused on supporting game development and indie game enthusiasts in Philadelphia.Presented by Philly Game Mechanics, the FREE showcase presents selections from the online Fringe in an offline setting one night only, tomorrow night at 6pm, at 16th Street and Spring Garden streets.

“The game-dev scene in Philly is very indie,” Jake O’Brien of Philly Game Mechanics told the Inquirer. “We decided to have a two-week game jam, with the theme of ‘making digital art,’ and several of the pieces at Digital Fringe came out of that.”

Timpane picks out a few of his favorite Digital Fringe shows, including  @hereafter, an “escape-the-room game” played in a chat room; live streamed cooking visit Chez VousR&J, a text-message game based on Romeo and Juliet; How to Dance by Sean Thomas Boyt; PhillytronVisualizationist by Michael Stauffer; Daniel Shumway’s Reset Hard; and Timpane’s “favorite Digital Fringe endeavor,” August in the City, which presents August Wilson monologues in places throughout Philadelphia.

These digital pieces are available online for your exploring, listening, and viewing pleasure. Share links using #DigitalFringe on social media.

This year, Digital Fringe is presented in collaboration with Philly Game Mechanics, a charitable organization focused on supporting game development and indie game enthusiasts in Philadelphia, PA. Stay tuned for details about their Digital Art Showcase during the 2018 Fringe Festival!

FringeArts also partners with Technical.ly Philly throughout the year, an organization dedicated to growing local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and services. Sign up to receive the latest on innovation from across the Northeast Corridor, including news, events and jobs from Philly, Baltimore, Brooklyn, D.C. and Delaware. Subscribe to the daily Technical.ly newsletter.

Read more of the Inquirer’s picks for the Digital Fringe here, check out all the Digital Fringe offerings here, and find more about the Digital Art Showcase here.

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Making Art in 2017: Sally Kong on Kongputational Doodle

Posted September 7th, 2017

Name: Sally Kong

Company: Blue Sky Studios

Show in 2017 Festival: Kongputational Doodle

FringeArts: Tell us a bit about your show.

Sally Kong: I was fascinated by math equations and algorithms that can produce many distinctive variations in shape and personality when different numbers are plugged in, even when their underlying logic remains exactly the same. I wanted to create an interface to play around with these formulas and explore their unpredictable and often beautiful outcomes.

FringeArts: How have your interests in or approach to art making changed in the last year?

Sally Kong: This was my first time creating something new on a daily basis. For 10 days, I spent around 3-5 hours everyday designing, coding, testing, and playing with a completely new Kongputational Doodle. I am used to making random things out of spontaneous bursts of maker energy, so working on something consistently was a challenge in both idea generation and discipline. But I love what came out of it and I want to continue to work on more projects routinely in the future!

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