Frequently Asked Questions
can you possibly cover so many types of digital content in just
shallow. This Festival will just be a cocktail platter of tasty
little morsels. If you like the bite-sized bits we've served
up, we'll help you find a heartier meal afterwards. There are
events locally and internationally, and a kaleidescope of information
online. We'll develop a resources page for each type of digital
content, detailing the types of jobs in that field, likely employers,
conferences, expos, where you can study, etc.
can't make it to Perth, can I still participate?
We're aiming to podcast all the Guest Speakers talks, as well
as putting videos online. We have the technology... Although
having seen many of the Guest Speakers and performers in person
myself, I can promise you that it's worth the effort to see them
is limited capacity in this heritage-listed venue, but if you're
coming from overseas or interstate let us know and
we will hold back a certain number of seats for visitors.
will it cost to attend?
won't be a Registration Fee of hundreds of dollars to get involved
- events are open to everyone. Many of the interactive activities
will be free, and the ticketed events
will be as low-cost as we can manage, depending on the level
of sponsorship we receive. Some of the speakers and performers
will be coming from interstate and overseas, but we will try
events as affordable as possible.
I perform/speak/have my film screened etc at your Festival?
already have a packed Program for this year, sorry!
you're a WA digital content producer, we'd love your content
to screen as part of Get
The formal Callout happen soon - email us earlier
to express interest. We'd love
work on this site earlier and get you some traffic.
are you running Byte Me! Festival?
answer - "because it's needed". Byte Me! Festival was
inspired by the annual Perth
Massive Party, which for 6 years has brought together groups
from the local digital content community in a social context.
In more recent years, that's included screenings of digital content
- for example the SIGGRAPH Perth reel. Kat suggested that the
general community would also be interested in seeing this world-class
material, and that to promote that to a wide, public audience
may help to encourage people into the industries. The result...
Byte Me! Festival.
- Who's behind
Byte Me! Festival?
is Kat Black from VJzoo and Phonetic -
google me, or ask around. I'm not some slick PR person trying
to cash in on geek-chic - I'm well known within the Perth digital
content community and whatever anyone says about me is probably
Director is Jasper Cook, also from from VJzoo.
Advisor is Greg
have the support of a range of community
groups who are involved
in varying degrees with running and publicising specific events,
providing content and participants etc.
Me! Festival is not being hosted by a particular institution
or organisation, but we have broad cross-institutional
and organisational support.
an informal Focus Group with members from stakeholder organisations,
Industry experts and such. Members include representatives from
all the major universities and a number of other organisations
involved in teaching digital content development.
let Kat know if you're interested in joining and contributing
Festival by joining our Focus Group - we would be very grateful
of your input, and appreciate the opportunity to keep you in
the loop about the behind the scenes development of the Festival.
was a difficult decision, and in the end it was split between two
designers - Tristan Groves for the logotype and Tom Williamson for
the colours and toothy character.
mentions also go to onetrickpony (we
want to use 'George' for a t-shirt),
Jesse Birch from Globe
Temperley and Jessica
Singh who all win an all-event pass for Byte Me! Festival.
festival of geek creativity
local talent that's doing well in a global
the established networking benefits of
various digital-content community groups.
- encouraging the general public to see
what's going on in the WA Digital Content community.
design, animation, electronic music, games
development, 3D visualisation, design, VJing,
DJing and a whole lot more
- this is the first year and it's not like
anything else held in WA.
for corporate sponsors.
to attract more people into these exciting
and rapidly growing fields.
elitist. It's for everyone who uses a computer
or a mobile phone, or who watches those 'extras'
on a DVD. If you've got as far as this website,
then that includes you.
It's just a tasty little sampler.
like Graphite, BEAP,
CADE or TURA. There
will be no refereed papers or academic analysis.
We will be having talks by Industry experts and
even some academics, but they'll
Although there will be aspects of digital arts
showcased and a number of the participants are
practicing artists as well as being active in Industry,
our curation is not intended to showcase artistic
merit. There are quite enough Arts Festivals already.
Film Festival -
like Revelation. We'll
be showing screenings, even an Australian Premiere
(LOTR-fan doco Figwit), but there will be far
more emphasis on tools and
Trade Expo -
Companies can encourage their employees to participate
and show off their skills, but it's all very
informal and not intended to be an avenue for
hard-selling of products etc. Showing off world-class
digital content and headhunting, on the other
hand, won't be discouraged.
Careers Expo - like GoGirl or
Careers and Education Expo. We
DO hope to be inspiring people to consider
content industries by providing the sort of
info you'd take home from an Expo - but without
the overheads, noise and ordeal of an Expo.
Conference - like WAMi. Although there will
be a smorgasbord of Guest Speakers, and opportunities
to network with them.