The Future of Creative Technologies Conference

Are you ...
Interested in future developments in social and creative technologies?
Involved in e-culture or the commercial blogosphere?
Part of the digital arts, technologies or humanities research communities?

Do you want to ...
Hear the views of three of the World's leading authorities in these areas
and discuss the future of creative technologies?

... then this Conference is for you!

The Future of Creative Technologies Conference

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.

Thursday 20th November 2008
9.30am - 5pm
Hosted by the Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT), De Montfort University
At Highpoint Conference Centre, Leicester
£125 per Delegate


About The Conference

The Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT) at De Montfort University, Leicester is delighted to present a one day conference, The Future of Creative Technologies focusing on the three areas of development in Creative Technologies:

Technology    Content    Design

This conference is an 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:

Dr Jim Hendler    Dr Lev Manovich    Professor Howard Rheingold

The day will commence with an opening keynote by Professor Andrew Hugill, founding director of the IOCT at De Montfort University. Following this there will be three workshops to identify pertinent high level issues facing researchers, industry and policy makers today. Each workshop 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.
  • Content Workshop - Professor Sue Thomas, Professor of New Media at the IOCT, will lead a workshop focusing on trends in digital content.
  • Design Workshop - Professor Martin Rieser, Professor of Digital Creativity at the IOCT, will lead a workshop focusing on trends in digital art and design.

    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.

    Conference Programme

  • 9.30am
  •   Registration
  • 10.30am
  • Welcome
  • 10.40am
  • Introductory keynote by Professor Andrew Hugill
  • 11.00am
  • Workshops
  • 12.15pm
  • Networking lunch
  • 1.15pm
  • Overview of afternoon sessions by Professor Andrew Hugill
  • 1.30pm
  • Dr Jim Hendler
  • 2.00pm
  • Dr Lev Manovich
  • 2.30pm
  • Professor Howard Rheingold
  • 3.00pm
  • Refreshments Break
  • 3.30pm
  • Open discussion with questions from the workshops and the floor
  • 5.00pm
  • Closing Remarks

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