Beyond Flash

2008

Beyond Flash

Beyond Flash is a talk I gave as the closing keynote of the 2008 “Flash on the Beach” conference (now called “Reasons to be Creative”), in Brighton, UK.

The talk challenges the digital art community to start making more meaningful and longer-lasting work, so that our creations may resonate more deeply with the rest of the (non-technical) world.

The talk was controversial, and drew a mixture of boos and applause. In a bar later that night, one of the other conference presenters tried to punch me, and he had to be restrained.

There is a video of the talk, and a more comprehensive account of the associated shenanigans.