The Future As Seen by Three World Experts in Creative Technologies
27th November 2008
The future according to three of the world’s leading thinkers will be presented at De Montfort University’s landmark conference on creative technologies later this month.
Lev Manovich, Jim Hendler and Howard Rheingold will give their world view on the digital future, on Thursday 20 November, at the Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT), De Montfort University, Leicester.
Admission to the IOCT’s Future of Creative Technologies conference is free. See more information or book a place here.
Prof Andrew Hugill, Director of the IOCT, said: “This conference is a unique opportunity to discuss the latest trends and hear the views of three of the world's leading authorities in digital creativity who are all Visiting Professors of the IOCT.
“If you’re interested in future developments in social and creative technologies, E-culture or the commercial blogosphere, digital arts, technologies or humanities research communities, this is a landmark event.”
The day will commence with an opening keynote by Professor Hugill. Following this there will be three workshops to identify pertinent high level issues facing researchers, industry and policy makers.
In the afternoon Dr Jim Hendler, Dr Lev Manovich and Professor Howard Rheingold will highlight key trends in their fields and share their thoughts on the issues identified in the workshops in an open discussion with delegates.
- Dr Jim Hendler - leading scientist of the Semantic Web; the next step in web technologies.
- Professor Howard Rheingold - world famous commentator on social media and virtual communities.
- Dr Lev Manovich - media artist, cultural analyst and the foremost theorist of new media.
Each of the preceding workshops will be chaired by professional researchers and leading names in their fields:
Technology Workshop - Jerry Fishenden, National Technology Officer at Microsoft UK and currently undertaking doctoral research at the IOCT, will lead a workshop focusing on the trends in internet and technologies;
Design Workshop - Professor Martin Rieser, Professor of Digital Creativity at the IOCT, will lead a workshop focusing on trends in digital art and design. This workshop will concentrate on describing the emergence of mobile technologies with particular reference to his research on the subject of the mobile audience;
Content Workshop - Professor Sue Thomas, Professor of New Media at the IOCT, will lead a workshop focusing on trends in digital content. This workshop explains at the concept of transliteracy as developed in the IOCT and explores ways in which it unifies and amplifies the many literacies we use today in our personal, social and business networks.For further information or to be kept informed about IOCT activities, please contact:
The Director, Institute of Creative Technologies,
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Tel: (+44) 0116 250 6146
Email: eedmonds [at] dmu.ac.uk