Alex van Giersbergen
DASH'16 New Media Festival
In May and June 2016 I organised the DASH'16 New Media festival in Helsinki together with two others and a bunch of help from even more people.

The festival hosted performances, talks and an exhibition over a period of three days. The exhibition showcased installations, prototypes and games, focusing on interaction, new technologies and virtual reality. In the evenings there were DJ and VJ gigs and live sound art performances. During the day there were talks by artists and researchers on topics relevant to the working field of New Media. More information and the names of all organisers, participants and volunteers can be found on the festival website: www.dashhelsinki.com/

A massive thank you to everyone who organised and helped out, especially Johanna Lehto, Camilo Sánchez Carranco, Mercedes Said and Elisa Spigai.
New Projects:
I made a concept for a web-based application for the EMMMA museum en Espoo
The concept tries to relate artworks to each other using only their meta-data, as the content is restricted by copyright. The relations calculated by the system will then give users a personally tailored museum experience by guiding them through the museum with a compass like interface. A full presentation PDF is available here
Twitter Reader for a new project
For a smaller project I'm doing in between I needed to stream twitter data, wasn't as easy as I hoped it would be, but it works now! Stay tuned for the project!
Current Project: 'Based on a conversation'
I'm currently working on a project together with Juan Beladrich (http://www.juanbeladrich.com/) about art, film and continuity. The project is a combination of a film by Juan and a system by me. The system will consist of a number of wires that can be connected by the visitor. The connections made will influence the sequence, speed and sound levels of the film. For the project I'm going to work with a Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks.
New website online!
It's been a while and the old site got... Kind of old. Since I'm back in business it was time for a new site. Enjoy it.