[NetBehaviour] Futuresonic 2008 - Futuresonic Conference: Speakers Announced

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Mar 8 16:07:02 CET 2008

Futuresonic 2008 - Futuresonic Conference: Speakers Announced

Futuresonic Conference:
The Social Technologies Summit
Contact Theatre, Manchester
1– 2 May (supporting events 30 April & 3 May)

Delegate Passes Now On Sale

Contributors - Gerd Leonhard, Richard Stallman, Dopplr, Sarai, Matt 
Fuller, Last.fm, Aleks Krotosk, Matt Locke, Geraldine Juarez, Felipe 
Fonseca ...

The Futuresonic Conference brings opinion formers, futurologists, 
artists, researchers, technologists and scientists from the digital 
culture, art and music communities together around shared issues to do 
with technology, society, art and the city. The theme Social Futures - 
Online, Mobile and Unplugged is explored by leading figures developing 
the next generation of social media alongside Richard Stallman founder 
of the Free Software movement and Gerd Leonhard speaking on the future 
of music. Reflecting the 'social' theme, the conference will combine 
keynotes, critical debates, workshops, demos and experiences with open 
and participatory sessions, promising a fun and engaging number of days. 
Themes include: mobile social software, freeing space in the augmented 
city, how game design can revolutionise social software, OpenID and who 
is keeping an eye on the kids.

Further Conference Information

This year's conference contributors include:

Gerd Leonhard, Media Futurist, Author, CEO
Richard Stallman, Founder, Free Software Foundation
Matt Jones, Founder, Dopplr
Aleks Krotoski, TV Presenter, Gaming Academic and cool Girl Gamer
Jonas Woost, Head Of Music, Last.fm
Felipe Fonseca, Bricolabs, Brazil
Scott Cohen, Founder, The Orchard
Matt Fuller, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4
Geraldine Juarez, Senior Fellow, Eyebeam, NY
Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett, Furtherfield
Ravikant Shama, Sarai, India
Adrian Woolard, Head of Innovation Culture, BBC Research & Innovation
Justin Hall, CEO, PMOG
Beryl Graham & Sarah Cook, CRUMB, University of Sunderland
Chris Heathcote, anti-mega.com
James Wallbank, CEO, Access Space
Katie Lips, Director, Kisky Netmedia
Patrick Fox, Manager, tenantspin / FACT
Paul Coulton, Lancaster University & Nokia Innovation Network
Gabe Sawhney, Founder, Wireless Toronto
Platoniq (Olivier Schulbaum, Susana Noguero)
Charlton Barreto, Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe
Monika Buscher, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University
Mark Shepard, Artist / Architect / Researcher, TSG Toolkit
Ronald Lenz, Locative Media Research Programme, Waag
Christine Hanson, Visual Communications, California State University
Johanne Ejbye-Ernst, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Steve Daniels, New Media, Ryerson University, Toronto
Verena Kuni, Visual Culture, University of Frankfurt am Main
Yasser Rashid, BBC Audio Music Interactive
Gauti Sigthorsson, Media & Communications, University of Greenwich
Geoff Cox, University of Plymouth / Associate Curator, Arnolfini
Florian Hollerweger, SARC, Queens University Belfast
Torsten Reimer, AHRC ICT Methods Network, King's College London
Andi Studer, Producer and researcher
Jennie Savage, STAR Radio
Mat Dalgleish, University of Wolverhampton
Beverly Geesin, Sociology, University of York
Jon Wetherall & Maria Stukoff, ONTECA
Will Edmondes, Artist
Ele Carpenter, Artist, Researcher & Curator
Tapio Makela, Researcher & Media Artist
Drew Hemment, FutureEverything & ImaginationLancaster

Many more speakers to be announced. For more information on Futuresonic 
Conference and to buy a Delegate Pass please visit

A series of online debates will take place every Thursday during April 
exploring the themes of the conference. See website from the end of 
March for details.

Futuresonic's Art strand presents Social Networking Unplugged, a major 
exhibition of newly commissioned artworks from an array of international 
artists across the city that take a sideways glance at social 
networking. A part of the first comprehensive and creative look at 
social networking by an art festival.

Presented in association with Institute of Advanced Studies and 
ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University. Part of a series of 
activities by Lancaster University on Social Arts and Technologies.

Supported by
FutureEverything, Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, 
Lancaster University, ImaginationLancaster, Institute of Advanced 
Studies, Piccadilly Partnership, Contact, Art Attack, Cube.

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