Designing for community-powered digital transformations workshop, 15 May 2012

Designing for community-powered digital transformations workshop
15 May 2012
Tate Britain, London

Digital transformations mean that cultural and media organisations now find themselves in a new environment in which communities of participants interact to create, curate, organise and support cultural experiences.

This is the third in a series of AHRC-funded events where practitioners and researchers come to consider innovative practices, and develop new ideas together. (All welcome – attendance at the previous events is entirely unnecessary).

This event concerns digital platforms, which enable communities to aggregate and curate content created by a wide range of professional, semi-professional and amateur participants. Design makes a real difference: why is it, for instance, that members of the knitting network Ravelry tend to have a much higher quality of supportive conversation than the remarks on YouTube? How can we build sustainable cultural production and support creative curation?

Speakers include:

  • John Stack, Head of Tate Online
  • Claire Ross, UCL
  • Jake Berger, Programme Manager – The Space, BBC
  • Martin Rieser, Professor of Digital Creativity, De Montfort University
  • Jen Ballie, Centre For Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion
  • Sunil Manghani, York St John University

The day will involve presentations, discussions, and smaller-group conversations.

The event, including refreshments and lunch, is free, but registration is essential. (Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – Digital Transformations Programme).

Register here for this workshop.

Venue: in the Manton Studio at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG.

The workshop is followed by Henry Jenkins talk and discussion in the evening, at University of Westminster, which requires separate registration.

Photo by Flickr user Dennis Jarvis. Some rights reserved under a Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0 licence.

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