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From 5 to 15 October, the Creative City of Media Arts of Sapporo, Japan, has hosted another edition of No Maps, the Japanese creative convention, designed to create new business opportunities from the intersection of cutting edge technologies and to explore the interconnectivity of creative forms.
Since last 6 August until 1 October 2017, the second edition of Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) is held in the Creative City of Media Arts. Triennial festival, incepted in 2014, is a unique example uniting not only contemporary art but also design, music and television. Various forms of expression are integrated into this festival including performances, scenic events and projects including the participation of inhabitants.
The XIth Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) took place in Enghien-les-Bains, France, from 30 June to 2 July 2017. This event gathered over 250 participants, including a large number of mayors, representing about 100 Creative Cities.
From 16 to 19 February, Sapporo, a Creative City of Media Arts, is holding an outdoor exhibition displaying the work of the emerging media artist Norimichi Hirakawa, at Moerenuma Park, which will be hosting the 2017 Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) in a few months. Entitled “Datum”, the art installation brings city dwellers to multi-dimensional experience through a skillful calculation of images and sounds.
From 4 to 12 February, Sapporo joins forces with fellow Creative City of Media Arts Gwangju to bring a multi-media snow experience to one of the city’s main squares. Five distinct artistic installations greet city dwellers, housed inside igloos on the background of the transfigured snowy white of Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza “Akapla.”
From 18 November to 25 December, citizens and onlookers are invited to (re)discover the “Sapporo White Illumination”, which sheds light on the site of Odori of the Creative City of Media Arts. The “White Illumination” project started in 1981 and was the first illumination event in Japan. Its concept of expressing the beauty of snowy landscapes with light had a big impact on other Japanese cities, and ever since, illumination events spread all over Japan.
From 25 to 28 January 2017, after a successful 2016 edition with Dennis Muren as a guest, the Centre des arts continues its collaboration with the Film Commission of Ile-de-France with a new edition of the Paris Images Digital Summit (PIDS). The PIDS is an event dedicated to digital creation in all its forms: from the VFX (Visual Effects) to VR (Virtual Reality), animation, CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) and 3D.
From 10 to 16 October, Sapporo, Creative City of Media Art, organises the comprehensive and cutting-edge international event “No Maps”, which will cross over industry, science and culture through competitions, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, markets and short films screenings, as well as mixing the fields of music, media arts and film.
This year’s DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival will be held from 25 to 29 September and will offer a five-day series of events focused on digital culture, creativity and urban innovation ranging from meet-ups, conferences and panels to outdoor public happenings.  
For the 9th edition called “Mondes sensibles”, the International Digital Arts Biennial gathered more than 26,000 visitors in Enghien-les-Bains during 5 days. The programme, which comprised an exhibition, installations in the city and an electro concert on the floating stage on the lake among others, was entirely free. The novelty of the festival, the Digital Factory, a 700m2 trade show with 30 exhibitors (universities, research institutes and French and international companies) had a large success.