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FILE – Electronic Language International Festival – is opening registrations for its ninth edition, that will be held at Sesi Paulista’s cultural space, in Sao Paulo,Brazil, in the period from August 04 to August 31, 2008. Submissions are free and open to professionals, researchers and students of the electronic language.

In the last eight years, FILE has shown what’s been happening in the global networks related to digital and electronic arts, becoming a reference for studies and research on new media. It has exhibited web art, net art, artificial life,hypertext, computer animation, real time teleconference, virtual reality, soft art,games, interactive movies, e-videos, digital panoramas and electronic art installations and robotics, through interactive and immersive rooms.

FILE SYMPOSIUM has become a meeting point in the city of São Paulo, proposing discussions and tackling the electronic-digital culture in its relations to art,science and technologies.

FILE HIPERSÔNICA, the festival’s sonorous branch, is on it’s 6th edition and intends to elaborate connections between the world of images, the world of sonorities and the world of texts. Sound installations and real time performances will be presented by a number of groups and collectives, comprising both erudite and pop electronic music, but also electronic compositions, sound poetry, radio art, video music and sonic landscapes, as well as Djs and VJs presenting their sets through specific apparatus and installations with experimental and immersive projections.

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