[Infovis] conference announcement

tom.corby tom.corby at btinternet.com
Fri Jul 1 12:26:34 CEST 2011

*apologies for cross-posting*

Please circulate to those you think may be interested

*Date:* 21 July 2011 10.30am - 21 July 2011 6.00pm*
Location:* University of Westminster, Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, 
London, W1B 2UW

FREE but register here: http://bit.ly/lv1LsT

Public 2.0: Culture, Creativity and Audience in an Era of Information 

In recent years significant changes in the technological, social and 
media landscapes have redrawn relationships between cultural producers 
of all stripes and the people previously called readers, audiences and 
users. In parallel with this, unprecedented amounts of information have 
entered the public domain as a result of both top-down policy pressures 
and 'bottom-up' social activism. This process in turn has given birth to 
new cultural movements, opportunities for creativity, forms of 
information visualisation, and modes of content production.

This free one-day conference brings together journalists, academics, 
developers, artists, activists and business people to reflect upon these 
phenomena, show work, exchange experiences and signpost future trends.

The conference will be followed by an exhibition opening of work 
produced as part of/Data Art/, an AHRC funded research project exploring 
how broadcast and news data can be reformatted, explored and navigated 
using information visualisations. The project is the result of 
collaboration between: the Centre for Research in Education Art and 
Media (CREAM), the University of Westminster; BBC Learning and BBC 
Future Media and Technology.

Invited speakers include

*Tom Corby*, conference convener, artist, academic and writer working at 
the University of Westminster.

*Simon Rogers*, editor of the Guardian Datablog and Datastore.

*Ian Forrester*, Senior Producer at BBC R&D and emergent technology expert.

*Roland Harwood*, co-founder of 100%Open an innovation agency.

*David Gauntlett,*writes and teaches on how digital media gives people 
new opportunities to create and connect.

*Rob Myers*, artist, writer, hacker and Chief Technology Officer for 
Philter Phactory.

*Drew Hemment*, associate Director of ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster 
University, and Director of the FutureEverything Festival. (TBC)

*Julian Tate*, lead developer on the Manchester Open Data Cities project 
for FutureEverything.

*Ruth Catlow*, media artist and co-founder and co-director of 
Furtherfield.org media arts organization.

*Santiago Ortiz*, Co-founder and research director at Bestiario.

In addition a 'show and tell' session will feature art and design works 
by independent companies and developers including the Bestiario design 
company, Andy Littledale, Gavin Baily and Harry Robbins.

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