VIA Festival 2014
This looks essential - an independent festival featuring underground music, digital art and gaming, based in both Pittsburgh and Chicago:
VIA is a platform for the intersection of emerging music, new media art, and technology in various forms IRL and online.
Vince’s digital sculptures floating in an abandoned department store or embedded in a sculpture.
A 30 foot bubble/chamber in the middle of the rotunda. ASMR sessions led by LaTurbo & BrittanyASMR using Oculus Rift and headphones
VIRTUAL LIFE DRAWING
Attend a live life drawing session either IRL or Second Life.
A window looking into what was once a candy store becomes a virtual classroom that you can join from one or the other side.
curated by Paolo Pedercini (Molleindustria), a selection of unreleased indie video games touring only on the festival circuit right now.
We’re turning the basement garage into a club for UNDERVOLT takeover & musicians Zebra Katz, Blue Hawaii, Traxman , L-Vis 1990, Cakes da Killa, Cities Aviv, Diode Milliampere, Troxum
And there is a lot more …
You can find out more about the festival here