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Alternative Party 2009 reportage by "zuulkuul" at YouTube. Thanks for sharing this! You can still add your pictures to our web 2.0 page.


Compo results at Pouet

Here are the results for all of the compos. Great amount of entries with a lot of variety this year. Congratulations to all the winners!


Thank you for great event

This years event is now over. Alternative Party wants to thank all the visitors, speakers, artists, sceners, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and ALL of you for a warm and lovely event we got.


What's next?

2009-11-11 19:10 by Kim Viljanen (0 comments)

Thank you once more to all you who participated in Alternative Party 2009 in October 2009 at the Cable Factory. The event was a success and I encourage you to check the photos, videos and demos (e.g. BOLD, Bad News and Unsigned) from the event!

Currently we are finalizing the post party things, such as paying all the bills and analyzing the feedback and trying to rest a bit before the next year.

What's next?

The plans for next year's Alternative Party activities have been already started and we are currently discussing the plans for both year 2010 and 2011. Nothing has been still confirmed, but most probably there will be:

  • an Alternative Party festival during both years,
  • we are also looking forward to continue the Demowall world tour, which started in Helsinki in August 2009,
  • the Alternative Party magazine - filled with digital culture and more,
  • other events and activities during the year.

A few interesting things (in my opinion) that are going on in 2010 and 2011 are following:

  • The World Expo 2010 in Shanghai (starting in May). It's huge but Finland definitely would benefit from having digital culture in various forms presented there. Due to our small resources, it is not sure if AltParty will participate in this, but the Demowall could be a killer! :)
  • Turku 2011 - The European Capital of Culture. Digital culture will be an important part of the Turku year. How will AltParty, Demoscene and digital culture be seen during the year? (Discussions are going on.)
  • On the more general level, the media business is changing currently dramatically. AltParty is a community of those people, who know the digital media and are the people who will invent the future of it. E.g., the Finnish YLE is working on how their content can be published under a Creative Commons license. (Check this YouTube clip published today, in Finnish.) Btw, the Demoscene documentary which was started at Alternative Party 2009 will be finalized in year 2010. Stay tuned!
  • The global economy and the Finnish economy has it known problems for the next years. New, alternative ideas are needed! AltParty inspire people to new ideas. Eventhough, the focus of AltParty is more in technology and art, many of you are having your own startup companies or are otherwise important professionals in the daily life. Therefore, behind all the fun and non-commercial attitude, new ideas are the basis of the future businesses - both for your own personal startups and other companies - but also on the national and global level.
  • What other major things are going on related to AltParty? Please comment below.

These and other things will create opportunities for the next few years of Alternative Party.

You are welcomed to participate!

If you are interested in changing the future, please participate in the Alternative Party association's annual meeting in the beginning of next year. Information about this will be sent to all members as soon as the time and place is decided.

Alternatively, you can also contact me (Kim Viljanen, digikim@altparty.org, 040-5414654, digikim on IRCNet) if you have ideas or co-operation suggestions. All ideas are welcomed and we are most interested in implementing all ideas that make a difference!

Regards,

Kim Viljanen
Alternative Party 2009 / Producer 

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