Creative DigiFest SXSC 2
Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Creative DigiFest SXSC2 event is now SOLD OUT.
Tickets are now only available for the afternoon (pm) SXSC2 event via registration above; or for external guests via the online store available here.
How are digital networks transforming our lives? What can the latest technologies do for you?
If you’re not online, are you out of the game?
- World leading speakers
- Demonstrations of the latest technologies
- Panel debate and discussion with digital experts
- Free workshops and ‘unconference’ networking sessions
Come along to our one day interactive conference to find out more about the pioneering interdisciplinary projects already underway at the University of Southampton and join the discussion about whether digital technologies will change our lives.
Technology sceptic and author Andrew Keen will provoke debate in his keynote address by predicting future developments and challenging assumptions that the Internet is always a force for good.
After lunch explore your own areas of interest through workshops, demonstrations and one-to-one networking with experts in a wide range of digital technologies.
Registration Please note: registation for university staff and students is free. You must register via your soton.ac.uk email address.
9.30am coffee and posters
10.15am Keynote speaker Andrew Keen draws upon key themes from his new book Digital Vertigo to examine the astounding growth of social media. He counters the utopian vision of excited gurus with sober, reality-based queries and judgments.
11.15am -11.30am Coffee and Tea Break
11.30am The Web Observatory and its benefits for partner businesses and researchers. Wendy Hall, Kieron O’Hara and colleagues will demonstrate the opportunities and challenges of ‘big data’ and ‘open data’
2pm – 5pm ‘Unconference’ (dynamic & expected to evolve on the day)
· Introduction to Social Media for Small Business by Dr Alan Rae (One Man Brand)
· Social Media for Research Cycle by Nicole Beale (UoS)
· How businesses can benefit from building a profile on Sina Weibo, by Ring Xu, (UoS)
· The times they are a changing: the Live Web and the Like Economy” by Paul Caplan, (UoS)
· Paul Walland (IT Innovation): where social networks meet media networks
· Jeremy Frey: Introducing the ‘IT as a utility’ network
· AbuBakr Bahaj: Transforming energy demand through digital innovation
· Mandy Rose - Documentary: Data: Montage - a new creative frontier
· Alex Rogers- Mobilising the crowd in the hunt for the New Forest Cicada
· Adam Field- Lightweight Twitter Harvesting
· Benjamin Mawson: Locative Audio & Music You Can Walk Inside
· Danny Weston- Automating the detection of churnalism online
· Lorraine Warren- 10 tips for writing funding proposals for new tech (or how to avoid some common pitfalls)
Demos/ Open Space
· Toby Beresford: How to create your own leaderboard
· Madeline Paterson- Boost this business
· Ramine Tinati– visualisations of twitter networks
· Javier Pereda- Web Based Tangible User Interfaces for Constructivist Museums
· Jack Townsend- Putting the Local in Global Warming with Open Data
· Alex Rogers - Siddhartha Ghosh - Transforming energy demand through digital innovation
· Alex Rogers - Davide Zilli - Mobilising the crowd in the hunt for the New Forest Cicada
· Heather Packer- Semantic tagging of landmarks in untagged images
· Adam Field- Lightweight Twitter Harvesting
· Tom Frankland- Collaboration, awareness and visualisation: case studies from the RCUK DE PATINA project
SxSC is an ad hoc informal gathering aimed at people in the creative industries/digital media who want to share their knowledge and learn about new developments. It is a combination of discussions, demos, participation and interaction. You can be part of it – you can offer a talk, or a demo in one of the informal slots, or just come along and watch, talk to people, or demonstrate kit informally in the bar area. The idea is to get people talking and build up an informal network in the region, where beginners and experts can learn from each other, and make new connections – no boundaries, as long as you’re broadly in line with the overall themes:
mobile/smartphone • social media • visual media • visualisation • gaming •
augmented and mixed reality • metadata • webscience
linked data • motion capture • arduino • architecture • digital humanities • design • advertising
creative arts • performing arts • TV • raspberry pi
film and video • publishing • video games • collaborative working
These places are sponsored by Multidisciplinary Research and the Digital Economy Research Group. Guests (external to the University of Southampton) will also be able to book places from the 'Registration Section' on the Digital Economy website.
Location: the Garden Court is located in Building no 40 (West Bld & Staff Social Centre) at the Highfield Campus, University of Southampton. A detailed map and details of how to travel to the Highfield campus can be found at Highfield Campus.
Contact Details: For further details or enquires, please contact Lisa Harris (Co-chair of the Digital Economy USRG) at L.J.Harris@soton.ac.uk.