First workshop: Production and Creativity, 29 March 2012

Production and Creativity workshop
29 March 2012
University of Westminster, 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 first in a series of AHRC-funded events where practitioners and researchers will come together to consider innovative practices, and develop new ideas together.

This workshop will consider:

  • How can the creativity of interested communities be unlocked for maximum benefit?
  • To what extent can the creativity of enthusiasts be channelled and organised to achieve specific goals?
  • What is the role of the professional producer as they find themselves in a community of enthusiast producers, fans, and other practitioners?

Speakers include:

  • John Naughton, technology writer for The Observer, author of From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet, former Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University.
  • Jim Richardson, founder and director of MuseumNext, Europe’s major conference on social media and museums.
  • Frances Taylor, British Library, responsible for connecting the British Library with the creative industries.
  • Neil Cummings, artist, and Professor at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.
  • Daniel Nathan, chairman,
  • David Gauntlett, author of Making is Connecting, Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster.

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


And you can now view the day’s schedule.

The event, including refreshments and lunch, is free, but you must register using the link above. (Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – Digital Transformations Programme).

Arrive from 10.30am for tea or coffee. Starts at 11.00am, ends at 4.30pm.

Venue: The Boardroom, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street (two minutes’ walk north of Oxford Circus tube).

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