This is really just an announcement to begin with. I’m currently attending the Upgrade! International gathering being held in the city of Skopje, Macedonia. Upgrade is basically an international community / network of people who are either practicing or playing an organisational role in new media and digital arts. Most European and major American cities are represented. Sao Paulo and Johannesburg (us) representing the Southern Hemisphere. Dakar will soon be joining the network too. The network was started a couple of years ago in New York by Yael Karnek who is closely associated with Eyebeam New York (who represent the New York node).
The Skopje gathering started yesterday and is proving to be alot of fun and beneficial for all involved particularly the citizens of Skopje who are participating in the Upgrade exhibition, lecture and workshop series.
So keep reading for updates from Upgrade! Skopje and the Line Organisation that has organised the gathering and look out for Upgrade! Johannesburg events and meetings in the future. I hope to add a summery of events once the gathering has dispersed.