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<nettime-ann> Conference Speakers Announced :: Delegate Passes Now On Sale



Futuresonic Conference :: Speakers Announced


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

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.

More Info

Delegate Pass Info


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

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.


Booking Information


Advance Delegate Pass: £100 *
Delegate Pass (on the door): £150 *
Delegate Day Pass: £75
Students/Concessions: £30

* Full Delegate Pass includes a Weekender Wristband (usually £45)  
which gives the wearer access to key Futuresonic music and live  
events (subject to terms and capacity). Not applicable for Day,  
Student or Pay-What-You-Can Delegate Passes.

Further discounts available for group bookings, for further details  
contact: ideas2008@futuresonic.com

A limited number of Pay-What-You-Can Day Passes will be available on  
each day of the conference, for further details contact:  


Reservations and Further Details


Purchase Delegate Passes and other festival tickets online or via the  
Contact Box Office on T: +44 (0) 161 274 0600

A registration form can be downloaded at http://www.futuresonic.com.  
Alternatively email your name, address and contact details to  

For further information on the conference and Futuresonic 2008, and  
to subscribe to festival updates, please visit: http:// 


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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