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The Bossier Arts Council has 3 main goals for DigiFest South:
Art is more than a school elective. Art is a powerful vocational tool. It is vital to a well-rounded education that translates to lucrative career opportunities.
By reaching students, educators, the public, and local officials, DigiFest South demonstrates how art combined with technology leads to the innovations that shape our modern way of life. Each targeted component of the festival displays art's direct contribution to strong economic development and its ability to prompt cultural transformations.
Digital Art Showcase! Aimed at showcasing a variety of digital art genres made possible by the latest technologies, entries will be on display in a traveling digital gallery show from Digifest South to LSU Shreveport and Bossier Parish Community College.
Winners of each category will be announced Wednesday September 18th at the DigiMixer, with special judging having been done by the talented folks of AAF Shreveport-Bossier!
The kick-off event for DigiFest South is DigiCode, a 48-hour video game design and development competition. College students from all over the ArkLaTex area sign-up to participate as programmers, illustrators, or designers. From these three disciplines, teams are formed and tasked with designing and developing a fully working video game.
As a platform to publicly display works created with advanced digital tools and programs, we encourage students to enhance their learning skills and pave the way for a future in digital arts, engineering and information technology.
This is the highlight of DigiFest! During this 2-day event at the Bossier Civic Center, we invite regional organizations to participate as exhibitors, bringing the tools and technologies that it uses on a regular basis.
Exhibitors are able to showcase their offerings and latest projects in order to actively engage the minds of our local students. In addition to influencing our youth, these organizations get the opportunity to meet fellow industry innovators and teachers focused on implementing S.T.E.A.M. curriculum into their classrooms.
This year we are showcasing a free public expo held in the Bossier City Civic Center. This will be your chance to experience the same exhibitors our students will see at the DigiExpo. You will experience the local digital art that competed at the DigiArt Competition, as well as celebrate technology with some of the most innovative and creative tech groups around.
Each exhibitor will present an interactive display for attendees to better understand and experience first-hand the importance of each group, as well as how they directly impact the current state and future evolution of technology.
The BAC concludes DigiFest South with an outdoor electronic music concert that is free and open to the public, taking place in the NEW East Bank Plaza, across from the Bossier Arts Council.
By offering the concert for free to people of all ages, we aim to celebrate the long-term potential of our digital future while enjoying digital entertainment in a lively social setting.