The inaugural 'AI and art futures symposium' (12 September 2019) explored the interplay of art market futures, art and data, and the role of the tangible and intangible artefact. Organised by UCL (Jo Townshend, UCL Enterprise and Innovation) and hosted by Barbican, the symposium considered the following topics: How the democratisation of art is shaping art [...]
I have been commissioned by Christie's Education to deliver a series of evening talks on the future of digital arts. A great opportunity for me to gather my thoughts and share what I've learned during my travels around the UK and wider world in my role at Director of Arts Technology and Innovation at Arts [...]
I am proud to have been selected to give the keynote address at the Museums Computer Network (MCN) annual conference in San Diego (5-9 November). The theme is Interface: Communities + Museums and will explore the ways technology, platforms, and communities interface in museums.
I was invited to give closing remarks at The Messy Edge which was part of the Brighton Digital Festival in October. The Messy Edge highlights the perspectives and voices of those who are marginalised in the digital revolution. Bill Thompson, who leads R&D at the BBC, framed the day by highlighting the messy edges, not only [...]
I was delighted to chair a session at Sheffield Doc Fest's Alternative Realities Summit with three talented female filmmakers who are using 360 Video to make work the articulates the experience of people from different backgrounds. In Converging Sensibilities: Considering Creative Practice, I spoke to Sadah Espii Proctor, Maria Belen Poncio, Nyasha Kadandara. Proctor is the director of [...]
It was a pleasure to be asked to part of the plenary session The Future of Knowledge Sharing. Start from the premise that over the next decade we are likely to experience vast changes in how individuals and organisations engage with knowledge, I was joined by F1000’s Publishing Director Michael Markie, Maria Nelson, Head of [...]
At a time when confidence in government is low and political cynicism is high, I wanted to share a story demonstrating that the public can still have a role in bringing about positive change through government (rather than despite of it). Part I: The Idea It was close to three years ago when I was [...]