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Augment and Disrupt is a 3-day mini-festival that will explore various urgent topics surrounding the interactions between art, society and technology; from the contested territories of new digital platforms to the future of the interface. The programme of Augment and Disrupt is built around the annual conference of EMAP, the European Media Art Platform. EMAP is Europe’s biggest network of media art organizations, with eleven members and various associate partners from countries all over Europe.
Speakers presenting at Augment and Disrupt range from renowned scholars, authors and reprentatives from Europe’s main media art festivals, to the young and emerging artists that are selected to produce new work in the residencies that are part of the EMAP platform.

In addition to a wide variety of panels there are performances, screenings and exhibitions included in the programme.

Media Art organizations that will present at Augment and Disrupt:
Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens, Greece), Bandits Mages (Bourges, France), FACT Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (Liverpool, United Kingdom), IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture (Utrecht, Netherlands), Kontejner (Zagreb, Croatia), LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain), M-Cult (Helsinki, Finland), RIXC (Riga, Latvia), WRO Art Center (Wroclaw, Poland), Werkleitz Centre for Media Art (Halle, Germany), transmediale (Berlin, Germany), (Haunted Machines, England) and many others.

Panels, screenings, performances, etc: Het Huis Utrecht, Boorstraat 107, Utrecht
Exhibition Truth that Lies and tours: IMPAKT Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht
On 1, 2 and 3 March the exhibition Truth that Lies in the IMPAKT Center for Media Culture will be open from 12:00 – 20:00.

Panels and performances: €8 (Discount €7)
Screenings: €6 (Discount €5)
Exhibition: €4 (Discount €3)
Discount for <18 / CJP / U-Pass

The platform annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists and supports research, production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe and beyond.

Short history:
1995 the European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE) was initiated by werkleitz, Hull Time Based Arts and Intermedia Department Budapest.
The ongoing residency exchange had various partners and members during the years. In 2007 the European Media Art Network (EMAN) was founded as institutional backbone for the EMARE program.
In 2007 and 2008 EMAN received support from the European Union's 'Culture 2007–2013' programme to organise a series of residencies for European artists as part of the residency programmes of the four EMAN members. In 2012 and 2013 the EU supported an exchange of European and Mexican artists for residencies at the four European EMAN members and media art labs in Mexico. For 2014 and 2015 EMAN received similar EU funding to organise a residency exchange for artists from Europe, Canada and Australia.
In 2017 newly founded EMAP (European Media Art Platform) has started to offer grants in 11 member institutions all over Europe.

The three EU fundings for these activities resulted in the move exhibitions and werkleitz festival series in Halle:
2018 EMAN expands to 11 European countries and transforms with the help of the Creative Europe funds into EMAP!