3rd International Multimedia Festival of Open Technologies
The idea of an open-source art festival was born within the Kiberpipa (Cyberpipe) collective. The first implementation of HAIP as a biennial festival was in 2004 achieving great success in terms of participants and resulting projects. We invite Slovenian as well as foreign artists and creative engineers to join our festival platform.
HAIP is an acronym that stands for “Hack-Act-Interact-Progress”. The festival features individuals and groups with a critical approach towards the technologies that surround us and shape our everyday environment. They generally use open technologies, either as a practical or an ideological choice.
Modern practices of technology and creativity often refer to diverse possibilities and choices at the individual’s disposal – everybody is involved in the social progress and development. And if we take a moment to reflect on what we eat, how we communicate, who dictates how we connect, interact, protest, and participate, we quickly realize that it’s our turn.
The theme of the third biennal festival HAIP 08 is Hacktopia and was selected with regards to the current time of political involvement in the changes of national strategies regarding the digitalization of mass media and the significant political, contentual and creative consequences thereof.