There's a revolution underway in the arts world. Organisations big and small are deploying digital technology to create lively communities way beyond their geographical location and to produce a new and wonderfully diverse generation of public service content. They are also marketing themselves more effectively than ever before. At The Media Festival Arts you'll hear from some of the most imaginative pioneers in this online world. They'll explain the levels on connectivity and engagement that they're achieving and the dynamic delivery of public value that is the result.
Peter Bazalgette, Deputy Chairman, English National Opera
FutureEverything Lounge, 9th September
The Media Festival Arts is delighted to present the FutureEverything Lounge, programmed and run by its founder, Drew Hemment. Join Drew with a host of speakers to discuss and debate key festival themes in a more intimate and interactive environment.
FutureEverything lounge is located in the third floor bar of the venue on Thursday 9th September.
Debate all things digital, and question the cuts. This forum is a space to lead or join a digital culture debate, and propose and vote on questions for the opening night panel.
2 September (12:00) - 8 September (12:00).
Propose, debate and vote on the big questions and recession-bending ideas for the opening night panel. Cuts, closures, reorganisationâ€¦ what does it mean for the Arts, and what part can digital play in overcoming the changing and austerity?
2nd-8th September. http://debate.futureeverything.org
Lead or join a digital culture debate. Bill Thompson will be leading a debate on public space in an online/digitised world and how culture is presented in it. Discuss this topic and others on the forum to warm up for the FutureEverything Lounge.
2nd-8th September. http://debate.futureeverything.org
Workshop and discussion event on digital culture and public space, encouraging open conversation and an informal ambience. Highlights include Bill Thompson plus a HackData workshop led by Matthew Somerville. Decamp afterwards to the Hawley Arms to continue discussions over free drinks!
9th September, 12:00-17:00, Circle Bar, Roundhouse London.
"Ten Thousand Cents" is a digital artwork in which a representation of a $100 bill is drawn by thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another paid one cent each via Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
8th September, 18:00-23:00, Roundhouse London
Today digital culture has burst its banks, the digital impacts on all organisations, communities and sectors, and there is increasingly no place digital creatives cannot go. Building on a series of debates that began with The City Debate in Manchester during May, FutureEverything offers recession-bending ideas and a vision of the future of art and innovation emerging from digital culture, where artists and creative organisations are working in agile, entrepreneurial ways, often working fluidly across culture, RND, business, and other sectors.
Drew Hemment, Marleen Stikker, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Toby Barnes.
9 September, 14:00. Roundhouse London.
12:15 - Intro, Drew Hemment, Director of FutureEverything
12:25 - Bill Thompson & Simon Terrington - Cultural Engagement in an Online World
How do we engage with culture in a digital space? Do we need to agree principles, or best practice? Inviting artists and cultural organisations to shape the debate on public space and cultural engagement in a digitised world.
13:15 - Lunch
Plus Cultural Engagement in an Online World open and breakout sessions.
14:15 - Salette Gressett - Crowd Funding workshop
Crowd funding is a new fundraising model that enables you to create more direct relationships with your audiences. This session will cover the basics of the model and the practical how-tos using the open source public platform Indiegogo.
14:45 - Mint Digital - Quotables
Quotables aims to reinvent the quotations dictionary for the 21st century. It has four aspects: a utility for saving quotes, an indicator of what is on the collective mind, a growing reference source and a community of language lovers.
15:15 - James Bridle - BookTwo
The book is dead. Long live the book. The future of literature and the publishing industry, looking at post-digital media design and how new media and technology make possible new literary forms and new publishing models.
15:45 - Christopher Osbourne - ITO Data Visualisation
We are entering an age of "big data", and a data-driven society. The first step in making this new world accessible is to make data visual, tangible, easily understood. This is the art of data visualisation, and Christopher Osbourne is one of the UK's leading proponents.
16:15 - Matthew Somerville, Tom Armitage â€“ Hacking Culture: how open data will work for you
An inspiring, interactive session showing how open data can revolutionise your online presence. Plus Rachel Coldicutt, Head of Digital Media, Royal Opera House, and Peter Buckingham, Head of Distribution and Exhibition, UKFC, introduce the session and unveil plans for the first Cultural Hack Camp. Find out how you can get involved.
17:00 - DeCamp to Hawley Arms pub for drinks
Join us for a drink and some well lubricated networking.
Project Executive, BBC 2012 Cultural Olympiad
A broad cross section of speakers throughout the Festival and a good opportunity to network
Account Manager - Audio Network