From FILE's website:
"File 2006 - International Festival of Electronic Language - will be held at Fiesp Cultural Center, from August 15 to September 3, 2006, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The programming will occupy the Art Gallery, the SESI-SP Popular Theater and the Cultural Center Mezzanine, hosting the exhibition, performances and lectures.
FILE, the major art and technology festival in Brazil, now in its seventh year, has included the country in the world context of new media, offering a compilation of art productions in the field of electronic and digital arts, and serving as an indicator of the variety of those productions. The choice of works participating in FILE 2006 was the result of an intense research and selection, which brought to the surface a great diversity of national and international productions.
About 200 artists participate in FILE's seventh edition - among groups, collective and individual works - from more than 30 nations, with works in the areas of net art, web art, interactive animation, hypertext, interactive web film, interactive movies, panoramas, VRML, games, digital poetry, software art, generative art, artificial intelligence, robotics, music, performance, interactive installations, and electronic installations."
There will be lots of people from games - both exhibiting and lecturing. Myself, I'll be presenting this:
16.AUG - 14h30
CHICO QUEIROZ [BRA]
Playing the Other: Alterity in Peter Molyneux’ work
Let's hope the audience is not too hard! (they could be, specially because every other work or lecture looks so promising)