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Thursday, 1 March 2012

EVENT - Community-powered digital transformations

Production and Creativity workshop
University of Westminster, London
29 March 2012

Digital transformations mean that cultural and media organisations now find themselves in a new environment in which communities of participants interact to create, curate, organise and support cultural experiences.

This is the first in a series of AHRC-funded events where practitioners and researchers will come together to consider innovative practices, and develop new ideas together.

This workshop will consider:
  • How can the creativity of interested communities be unlocked for maximum benefit?
  • To what extent can the creativity of enthusiasts be channelled and organised to achieve specific goals?
  • What is the role of the professional producer as they find themselves in a community of enthusiast producers, fans, and other practitioners?
The day will involve presentations, discussions, and smaller-group conversations.

Speakers confirmed so far:
  • John Naughton, technology writer for The Observer, author of From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet, former Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University
  • Frances Taylor, British Library, responsible for connecting the British Library with the creative industries
  • David Gauntlett, author of Making is Connecting, Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster

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