PROTOS Festival



Basic Info


@ Long Center Rollins Theatre
701 W Riverside Dr., Austin, TX
***Free parking under 1st St Bridge (anytime) or in One Texas Center lot (after 6pm)

May 23rd – 26th, 2013
Day events: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Night events: 9:00pm – 12:00am



AM Architect (Urbnet, Exponential / Boston) | Ann Armstrong (Public Art, “Stem Rack” Short Film + Talk / Austin) | Annapurna Kumar (11-11 / Los Angeles, DC) | Art Alliance Austin (Meredith Powell) | Badawi (ROIR, The Index / New York) | Bleep Labs (Austin) | Boy Friend (Hell, Yes! / Austin) | Brent Dixon (Singularity U) | Chris Rusch (Austin) | City of Austin (Cultural Arts Division) | dwg. Urban Landscape Architects (Royal Blue Parklet) | Emika (Ninja Tune / Berlin) | Fared Shafinury (Austin / San Francisco) | Gaea Logan (“Living in Exile” Short Film + Presentation) | Joao Beira (Datagrama / Austin) | Katie Rose Pipkin (Wardenclyffe / Austin) | Laurel Barickman (RecSpec / Austin) | Lee Dockery + Smokey Emery (Holodeck / Austin) | line upon line (Austin) | Rafael Anton Irisarri / The Sight Below (Ghostly / Seattle) | “RGBA” / Future Flamenco (A’lante Flamenco + VJ 4th Wall / Austin) | Reaganometry (iNSECT / Austin) | Sabrina Ratté (Le-Révélateur, Root Strata / Montreal) | Tana Sprague / Lissom (Liminal Space, Recombinant Media Labs / San Francisco) | Texas Advanced Computer Center (Oculus Rift) | “Tunnel Vision” Dir: Raz Mesinai | Twigs & Yarn (Flau / Austin, Japan) | Twine (Ghostly / Austin) | VJ 4th Wall (Applied Pressure, Peligrosa / Austin) | Wheez-ie (Well Rounded, Embassy / Houston)


Daytime Events

PROTOS will feature 4 days of presentations, workshops, makeathons, film screenings, and speaker panels.  These daytime events will be focused on a range of innovative and culturally relevant topics such as digital art, urban prototyping, motion graphics, video games, public works, visual design, and sound. The events will be free and open to the public.

PROTOS Daytime Events →


Nightly Showcases

For 4 nights, PROTOS will feature cutting-edge digital art, experimental electronic music, live audio/visual performances, and interactive dance performances from a range of local and international artists. Attendees may purchase tickets for individual nights or a festival pass that provides admission to the entire program.

PROTOS Nightly Showcases →