The Creative Exchange and FutureEverything sessions at the FutureEverything Summit.

12th Mar 2013

The Creative Exchange and FutureEverything are collaborating on two important debates at the FutureEverything Summit.

These sessions explore the development of new interfaces for culture, and how to bring the cultural resources lo bring to life cultural archives of images, film, information locked up in broadcasters, museums and galleries. They are a part of a series of debates and experiments around the emergence of a 'digital public space'.

 

Over 500 international delegates are expected to attend FutureEverything Summit of Ideas and Digital Invention conference to be held in Manchester from Thursday 21 to Friday 22 March.

FutureEverything was named by The Guardian* as one of the top ten events of its kind in the world.

 

At the conference, delegates will be able to participate in inspiring, thought-provoking and creative debates and workshops, and hear from the leading figures and organisations shaping the future today, including Google, Kickstarter, Vimeo, BBC, Open Data Institute, Fabrica, Intel, Arup and the Institute for the Future.

New Interfaces for Culture
Steve Crossan (Google Cultural Institute) / Bill Thompson (BBC) / Michelle Teran (Ubermatic)
Chaired by Adrian Woolard (BBC R&D)

FutureEverything Summit, Four Piccadilly Place, Manchester
21 March  2013, 16:00 - 17:30

Preserving and making accessible large repositories of digitised knowledge and culture is a huge opportunity but it presents an important challenge: developing new interfaces for reading and navigating it.

This session is one of a series of debates and events at the FutureEverything Summit exploring the idea of the Digital Public Space and the development of the internet as a place of engagement.

How can we imagine engaging and innovative experiences that will allow the audience to explore and interact with new Digital Public Spaces? Designers and artists are presenting innovative and experimental solutions through cutting edge languages and tools such as visualisation, augmented reality and mobile apps.

Presented by FutureEverything in association with The Creative Exchange.

More info: http://futureeverything.org/summit/conference/sessions/new-interfaces-fo...

Bringing Archives to Life
Jill Cousins (Europeana) / Tony Ageh (BBC Archive Development)
Chaired by Bill Thompson (BBC)

FutureEverything Summit, Four Piccadilly Place, Manchester
22 March 2013, 16:20 - 17:10

The dream of the “universal library” is closer than ever, as cultural institutions all over the world are working to put online their repositories of documents and items. Multiple international initiatives -some public, some private- are working towards the realisation of big scale digital databases of recorded knowledge. In this conversation, the leaders of two of the most important projects bringing archives to life today will discuss the opportunities that arise when we help museums, libraries, TV, radio stations and other institutions to unlock and make accessible their rich resources of images, film, text and metadata.

The goal in the vision for the Digital Public Space is to give everyone everywhere unrestricted access to an open resource of culture and knowledge. There is a huge opportunity to unlock our rich digital archives of knowledge and personal expression and bring them to life through intelligent design and open standards.

Presented by FutureEverything in association with The Creative Exchange.
More info: http://futureeverything.org/summit/conference/sessions/bringing-archives...

The FutureEverything Summit of Ideas and Digital Invention Conference, Thursday 21 – Friday 22 March 2013 is taking place at Four Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN.  Tickets are still available at £100 from the FutureEverything website.

 

 

*The Guardian February 2012.

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