Welcome to Alternative Party. Here’s some practical info regarding your visit to Alternative Party. Do not hesitate to contact us at the Infodesk or by other means, if you have any questions.
Alternative Party is a festival of digital culture attended by coders, musicians, designers, hackers, and other digital enthusiasts. In Alternative Party, you can enjoy digital culture in various forms, catch a glimpse of the technology of the future, and experience nostalgic trips with vintage hardware.
The Alternative Party was founded in 1998 and it is organized by the Alternative Party ry - a non-profit association. It is organized on a voluntary basis by over 100 enthusiasts of digital culture.
This year the theme of the party is Hospital. Perhaps you want to dress up accordingly - are you the doctor or the patient? We will take care of you for the whole weekend.
Friday 18th of October at 18.00 -- Sunday 20th of October at 15.00. The event is open 24h/day. Come and go as you wish.
The party venue is Suvilahti, located in Helsinki, Finland. For more information on how to find the venue, see the Location instructions [linkki gmapsiin].
Ladies and Gentlemen, our great pleasure is to introduce you to the partners of Alternative Party 2013! Without their support, the event wouldn't have been possible.
The entry should be a bitmap or vector image. A bitmap of 1920x1080 resolution must be provided for screen presentation. Supported filetypes are JPEG, PNG for bitmap images, PDF and SVG for vector images.
Entry must be either 2d or 3d art restricted to 1 m x 1 m x 1 m size. A photograph of it should either be provided by you for the voting system or the organizers will take a picture.
Any computer hardware may participate. Executable must be 4 kilobytes or smaller. Resulting still image will be shown on screen. An extracted image (PNG or JPEG) should be provided for the voting system.
Video entries must be in a common digital format (h.264, Quicktime, xvid etc.) Live entries are provided with a microphone and a stage. Go wild! Must follow the theme Hospital in some way.
Surprise compos that are announced during the party!
ÄLYMYSTÖ (Intelligentsia) was formed in the winter of 2002, when messrs. Haapanen (programming) and Vuorensola (vocals, better known as the director of Iron Sky movie) first had a vision of dark industrial music unlimited by genres. Through the years the orchestra has expanded to a full 5-member band along with Mr. Paalanen (guitar), Mr. Honkonen (theremin) and Mr. Eskola (bass).
Älymystö has released one full-length album (Atomgrad, 2005) and a handful of EP-releases. In autumn 2013 the band released a compilation album titled "Unsealed (2002-2013)", and is currently working on 2nd full-length album, codenamed "Magnum Opus" and due to be released in late 2014. Älymystö has performed numerous live shows around Finland, Baltic countries and Russia - the latest show was in Riga, Latvia, at Nakts Maina III industrial festival in August 2013. Älymystö performed in Alternative Party 2004 and is now returning to the crimescene with a special show designed especially for the event.http://www.alymysto.com/
Performing live since 2004, APROX. is a one man wrecking crew of crossover freeform madness, who has become known from his schizophrenic combinations of acoustic folk ballads, ass-kicking gabber techno and abrasive Tom Waits snarlfests. While he's on stage, you can expect moshpits, speaking in tongues, moments of unspeakable beauty, and all sorts of inappropriate behavior. Outside of his own music projects, APROX. has produced Finnish hip hop, such as Ruger Hauer's minor hit Iso Paha Susi from last year.
VJ EMIKO / Emilia Gumanska
Visual artist: vj, video designer and producer, photographer.The winner of VJ Torna Championship 2011 during Live Performers Meeting Minsk edition, Pre-production and VJ Battle Category in Mexico City 2013. Projects by VJ Emiko, connecting body motives and its movement with graphical analog elements in a rank of symbols, belong to the category of experimental video art. By expressing the emotional states of a human the vessel, they create audiovisual show, which in connection with music enhances the inner feelings of the spectator.
- 18.00 Doors open
- 20.00 Opening ceremony
- 21.00 23k executable music compo
- 22.00 APROX.
- 23.00 Älymystö
- 24.00 ICU Rave music compo
Ravintola Lämpö: Opening club
- Junior GameJam 12 am to 9 pm
- 16.00 Girl geek meet at the cafeteria
- 18.00 Digital graphics compo
- 18.30 Analog graphics compo
- 19.00 Executable graphics compo
- 20.00 Healing music compo
- 21.00 Wild Hospital compo
- 22.00 64k Intro, 64k Cracktro, Beginner demo compos
- 23.00 Alternative combined compo
- Junior GameJam 9 am to 9 pm
- Demokerho Happeen workshop
- Quantified Self, 1 pm @ Konflikti, 4th floor
- How to get started in the demo scene, 1 pm & 4 pm @ Konsensus, 4th floor
- 12.00 Prize ceremony
Ravintola Lämpö: Brunch 11 am to 4 pm
- - Junior GameJam 9 am to 8 pm
We reserve the right to change prices, ticket descriptions and other terms and conditions without prior notice. Advance tickets are delivered by e-mail to you after the purchase. Tickets include taxes. No delivery fees or other additional hidden fees. Tickets can not be refunded or cancelled. However, you are free to establish your own black market for tickets and sell your ticket for as high price you can get. You can even brag about it to us to be selected as our head of ticket sales for next year! In the unlikely situation that the event is cancelled, your ticket will be refunded. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org