The format for UnBox 2013 departs from the previous two years, making it more open, vibrant and experiential. The ample, unique & green spaces at this year’s venue, allow us to program multiple elements simultaneously, creating more of a festival and less of a conference. Multiple stages, several work rooms, bespoke lab spaces and open resource networks will house the nearly 100 different pieces of programming. All day bars and cafes will further add to the community atmosphere and inspire at least a few conversations. With more than half of the audience being active participants, UnBox 2013 will truly be a community-created festival.
Attendees and participants will be free to roam, choosing from varied options of engagement, in an environment that encourages and facilitates conversation. UnBox 2013 will span four days, affording people time to take in all the offerings in an intimate and leisurely manner, ensuring the experiences have greater resonance.
The UnBox Fellowships are a core component of the festival. Diverse offerings in inspiring contexts that bring together participants from different backgrounds, challenge participants while pushing the ‘action at the intersections’ in new directions.
The 2013 Fellowships are anchored by projects exploring: film and digital media for open-governance, augmenting agriculture with new technologies, gaming for social innovation, culture and heritage preservation and sustainable lifestyles.
Experimental, interdisciplinary performances are an intrinsic part of UnBox. In 2013 multiple artists and performers come together for several music and audio-visual performances that embody the crossover spirit of UnBox.
In 2013, workshops form a core part of UnBox allowing participants to engage deeply with an international group of exemplary practitioners and studios in a true ‘Hand On, Minds On’ fashion, ranging from skill-building around cognition to creating products using technology tools, with craftspeople.
An explosion of gastronomical delights, Food Lab is the umbrella title for all things food and beverage at this year’s festival. New and different preparations and ingredients explore pairings that promise to be as serendipitous as they are delicious. These culinary efforts culminate in a festival-ending feast to close this year’s UnBox on a high, and tasty, note.