Thursday, 16 October 2008

Perfect place to go over half term weekend and it's only one week away!!

Life size Robots, big screen computer gaming, animations, films, sonic sound systems, horror workshops and all things digital provide the perfect free day out for families at Millennium Point from 23rd – 26th October

Hello digital comes to Birmingham's Millennium Point from October 23rd to 26th, offering a free day out at one of the city's most exciting and interactive events. Hello Digital is The Midlands' first digital festival, celebrating the awe inspiring possibilities of the modern world and digital age.

Dance with a life sized robot called Titan, walk around a giant field of light in Millennium Point's main atrium, go head-to-head with the latest games on a giant screen, be blown away a wall of sound reverberating sonic waves around your head & communicate with the four corners of the Earth at the smallest touch of a button, Hello Digital is a breathtaking adventure into the extraordinary capabilities of today.

Hello Digital takes place on the 23rd – 26th October at Millennium Point, is open to people of all ages and is completely free.

Hello Digital provides excitement for all the family with a superb blend of interactive fun, gaming, education and workshops. From robotics to communications, films to gaming, animations to installations, Hello Digital is an electrifying four day showcase of sights and sounds.
Activity taking place at Hello Digital includes:

Titan the Robot – Titan is an 8ft Robot that will be entertaining the Hello Digital crowds at Millennium Point. With his swift and life like movement, Titan's cheeky robotic antics will have you staring in jaw dropped awe as the futuristic behemoth sings, dances and jokes with the public.

Games Zone - Compete head to head with your friends and play the latest games on the Hello Digital giant screen.

Killriculum – Hello Digital will host the exclusive premier screenings of the Killriculum project, 10 short films of nightmarish tales from the Wes Cravens of the future. Created by a broad range of young people from across the region, these showcase films will run alongside a children's workshop where young people learn about the gory ins and outs of making a modern horror film.

Baskerville, the animated film – A motion graphics animated film celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Baskerville typeface and a fascinating look at the life and works of its creator, John Baskerville. A video documentation of 11 contributors creating his typeface is being developed into a series of 11 animated films, which form the basis of a large scale HD multi-screen installation at Millennium Point.

Field of Light – A beautifully created illuminated field of light, made up from 120 low energy glow lights, will colonise the main atrium at Millennium Point. A breathtakingly tranquil creation in the heart of a bustling city.

Film Dash – Film Dash is a break through project where aspiring film makers have been set the challenge to create their own short films in just 48 hours. Each production lasts for up to 5minutes and pays homage to the renowned local film producer, Sir Michael Balcon, who is best know for his work at the Ealing Studios and his production of Orson Welles 39 Steps. Hello Digital will be showing exclusive screenings of Film Dash's best productions.

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