The International Festival of Electronic Arts and Video Transitio_MX, is the most important platform for expression and analysis of contemporary artistic practices, electronic media, and digital culture in Mexico. It has a biannual basis and comprises three main activities: a symposium, an exhibition and a competition. In order to ensure continuity, organic and plural evolution of the festival, it was established a collegial model to operate. In 2004, was formed the board of planning and evaluation of the festival, it is composed of independent artists, directors, cultural managers and officials of the National Arts Centre, an institution through the Multimedia Center, hosts and organizes of the festival. Since its first edition in 2005, the International Festival of Electronic Arts and Video Transitio_MX, has launched a process around reflection and management of video and electronic arts using different approaches (theoretical , critical and practical). The goal of each edition has been talking about the problems being experienced by artistic and technological practices. From the first meeting was planned a festive format, relocating electronic art in a shared space, social, open, from and for the community. This year it was held the 5th edition of the International Festival of Electronic Arts and Video, in Mexico City from September 20 to 29 and the theme was “Bio – mediation”. The word “life” has many meanings. To begin, it is a philosophical abstraction that refers to our existence in the world. Likewise, it also refers to the biological processes as well as the results of experiments conducted by laboratory technicians moist media and classrooms. Therefore, life itself does not exist , is always mediated by language, culture, technology and biology. The venues of the festival were the Centro Cultural de España, the Centro Nacional de las Artes, the Fonoteca Nacional, the Laboratorio Arte Alameda, the SAE Institute and the XX Muestra Emare.

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