This year, NODE Forum for Digital Arts will come to you ! Join more than 100 international artists, designers, researchers, and technologists in exploring — and rethinking — emergent creative practices. Let’s learn, discuss, and create together!

New formats, hybrid spaces

Eager to hone your creative coding skills? Passionate about exploring emergent technologies and discussing their impact on the world? Ready to (re)connect with friends and an international community?

NODE20 has got you covered! This October, we’ll bring you an interactive conference with performances and a dense creative coding workshop program—all wrapped in an easy to access digital festival hub that you can plug into from the comfort of your own home.

Much of NODE20 will come to you via our ‘Emergency Broadcast Studio’, an innovative AR television studio specially designed for NODE. From here, we’ll air keynote talks, panel discussions, project deep dives, community spotlights—and so much more. Via the NODE festival hub, you’ll get to chat, connect, and interact at all times.

We’ve also created an expansive virtual playground: at GreenHouse NAXOS, you’ll get to experience select exhibition pieces and co-create with fellow festival-goers.

NODE20 will be a special edition by any measure. Please join us—and consider supporting us, if you can. Here is how you can attend.

Second Nature

At NODE’s 6th edition, we will explore artmaking and creative practice in times of ecological crisis—a crisis that is, in large part, fueled by our technology needs.

How seriously do we as a community of digital creators take our share of responsibility? How can we rethink our practices, challenge our industries, and empower others to do the same?

The first step is the critical examination of the everyday tools, technologies, and processes that have become our second nature. The second is to get creative and actively reimagine them.

At NODE20, themed Second Nature, we will tackle both theory and practice. The conference, aired from NODE’s ‘Emergency Broadcast Studio,’ will bring together a variety of international experts—artists, designers, researchers, technologists—to drive the conversation. At the corresponding Second Nature Lab, a 6-month educational initiative to be launched at NODE, you will get to learn hands-on.

At NODE20, you can expect a lot of self-reflection—because if the worst is to be averted, rewriting our second nature will be key.

Selected speakers and contributors
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Anab Jain

Designer, Educator, Filmmaker

Refik Anadol

Artist, Media Designer

Vera-Maria Glahn

Managing Director, Producer

Julian Oliver

Activist, Artist, Educator

Holly Jean Buck

Author, Researcher

Jeremy Bailey

Artist, Designer, Performer


Artist, Engineer

Mary Maggic

Artist, Performer

Joanie Lemercier

Visual Artist

Matthew Plummer Fernández



Natan Sinigaglia

Developer, Sound Artist, Visual artist

Antye Greie-Ripatti

Sound Artist

Ingrid Burrington

Artist, Journalist, Researcher

Melisa Allela

Artist, Creative Coder, Designer, Educator

Mileece I' Anson

Artist, Composer, Designer

Kris De Decker


Kyle McLean

Designer, Educator, Software Developer

Christian Loclair

Artist, Creative Coder, Designer

Naoto Hieda

Artist, Creative Coder

Elise Misao Hunchuck

Editor, Educator, Researcher

Caroline Sinders

Artist, Researcher



Tega Brain

Artist, Educator

Ersin Han Ersin

Artist, Director

Join NODE20 and shape the festival with us!





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