FITC Amsterdam 2015
Topping the list when sorted by coolness, FITC in Amsterdam had a slick and calm feel with a high calibre of speakers from a huge variation of backgrounds.
I returned from Amsterdam feeling inspired to dig out and dust off some of the little art projects that I had begun building on various late-night Saturday coding sessions, but had let slip into non use by a sense of priority for the client work. Seeing the fantastic reactions that digital projects which were done not to deliver a monetised product to users, but just because the idea behind them can only be done with that tech, is wonderful.
Standing with one foot in the hardcore tech camp, and the other firmly rooted in the art world, I can sometimes feel an outsider to both, but at FITC I felt among friends.