About Rene

Rene BeekmanCurrently I teach several topics as part of the MA Programme Digital Arts at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. We created this programme in 2008 and have accepted around eight students each year.

In 2009 and 2010 I was co-organiser and co-curator for DA Fest, a festival for Digital Arts that was organised by the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. Several years prior to that, I co-initiated a similar festival together with Krassimir Terziev that was called xfilm festival. This festival has since continued as an irregular series of lectures and screenings of experimental cinema.

I have co-organised Ignite Sofia, together with Albena Baeva and Simeon Yanchev (Robotev). With Robotev we regularly hold courses on Puredata, Arduino and related technologies.

In 2004 I started Dorkbot Sofia, which has been in slumber for several years, but was restarted in 2011.

My writing has appeared in publications including L&B Series of Philosophy of Art and Art Theory and Leonardo Digital Reviews.

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