Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is an International Festival which celebrates digital culture through an annual gathering bringing together a global community of artists and audiences.
What you see is what you get
From the day Flip Wilson used the phrase ‘what you see is what you get’, in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, in the late 1960s, until its extended use in computers -for their ability to accurately display prints on screen- this phrase seems to follow us in every aspect of our life, especially in the digital age. The power that media owns to persuade and to enforce its point of view on citizens’ consciences, leads to a timeless struggle between false and true, fiction and reality, darkness and light. ‘What you see is what you get’ is a remark on the effort to make, black-white, night day. “Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair, Wrong right, base noble, old young, coward valiant.” William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.
BY Chris Douris, Yiorgos Drosos (GR)
Chris Douris is a sound engineer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music technology and production. He worked in a variety of movies, games and artworks.
Yiorgos Drosos is a New Media Artist, video artist. He specializes in digital video, New Media, image and sound. He has created educational applications and has supported digitally two Museums, the State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Natural History Museum of Axioupoli. The core of his work is the correlation between time and space. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions. He works in the Visual Arts department of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.