Monday, September 14, 2015

Something electric for everyone at Digifest South, Shreveport and Bossier City, Sept 11 - 18

DigiFest South 2013, Bossier Arts Council

Imagine teens from Shreveport and Bossier and Shongaloo gathering around young tech company staffers who have a game to explain and sell. The excitement and sparks between these groups is marvelous to watch. And that happens over and over again at the Bossier Civic Center during Digifest South, Sept 16 and 17.

"Participants include top-notch companies in the fields of art and technology putting on a floor show of their latest innovations," says Bossier Arts Council's Robin Jones. "Those seeking education opportunities in the arts and technology will have a chance to visit with educational institutes offering digital media training. The exhibits will feature interactive activities so young and old will have the opportunity to experience all the arts and technology field has to offer." And there is no charge.

Like ArtBreak from Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Digifest South has been created to electrify the youth and create a rich future.

There's no shortage of ways to enjoy Digifest South, no matter your age. There's Video Game Jam, involving programmers, artists, musicians and designers. There's DigiTalks and DigiPanels. In fact, this writer will be moderator on a DigiPanel on Fri, Sept 18, at 610 Commerce St, Shreveport (318) 455-2001. The 11 am panel is about the business of teaching art so that it integrates with a broad curriculum.

DigiFest South 2013, Bossier Arts Council: John Miralles

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