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Hello Culture Remix: MCR

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

Hello Culture Remix: MCR

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Video may have killed the radio star, but digital is creating new ones.

Content creation is being transformed, disrupting and changing the cultural experience for audiences and artists.

Hello Culture Remix: MCR @BBC Digital Cities will give arts organisations and artists a chance to hear from those who have experienced the highs and lows of digital content creation. It is an opportunity to cut out the white noise of change and reflect on how they can best integrate digital content into their programming and learning how platforms and aggregators can help them reach new audiences.

The conference will take you from concept and content creation through to engagement and distributon, giving arts organisations the opportunity to optimise their digital relationships and platforms for the next generation of digital technology and digital audiences.

Hello Culture Remix: MCR will create a platform wherebyarts organisations can explore what digital means to them and provide them with both the thinking and the practicalities as to how to transform their cultural production and audience engagement.


9.00 - 9:30


Arrival and sign up

9.30- 9.45

Hello and welcome to the day 

9:45 - 10:45

Keynote - OK Computer

Gabrielle Jenks Digital Director Manchester International Festival


10.45 - 12:00


Panel - Technique

What are the opportunities and challenges for arts organisations and artists when implementing digital technology? How can you extend and enhance cultural content beyond the building?


Lara Ratnaraja


Ruth McCullough, Director  Abandon Normal Devices

Lucy Dusgate, Freelance Creative Producer and Programmer Digital Art at The Lowry

Javaad Alipoor, writer, theatre maker and director/Resident Associate Director at The Crucible (Sheffield Theatres Trust) and an Associate Director of Theatre in the Mill.

Matt Fenton, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Contact Theatre


12.00 - 13:00




13.00 - 14:00

Keynote - Are you Experienced? 

How will immersive experiences and data create mutli-disciplinary personalised experiences.

Ian Forrester, Senior R&D firestarter, BBC R&D North lab, Mediacity UK


14.00 - 15:00


Panel - Unkown pleasures

Do you know your AI from your AR? When is it XR and when is it VR? Mobile, web, online and offline.  YouTube or NOWNESS? Creating and distributing new work in this new world is daunting. This panel will explore the highlights in new technologies.

Robin Bargar, Director, Digital and Creative Industry Collaboration Professor, Computing Sciences and Engineering, Professor, Arts and Media, University of Salford


Lesley Taker, Exhibitions Manager FACT

Isabelle Croissant​, Talent Development Programme Manager, HOME     

James Medd, Lab Technician, The Landing

Sarah Toplis, Exec Producer, Digital and Interactive 


15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:00

Panel - Sounds of the Crowd

In a world of noise and images how does your content stand out in the crowd?

A practical session in how to create online content that is visible and can be found online.


Chris Brown, Account Manager at Stone Junction and Editor of Polaroids and Polar Bears


James Starboisky Queer Media Festival  

Patrick Towell, Executive Director Golant Media Ventures & Innovation Director The Audience Agency

Sarah Fortescue The Space

Dan Lukas Digital Director of Creative Tourist Consults

17:30 - 19:00


Are Friends Electric?

 Networking and demonstrations

Pier 8

In this second space we will have sessions for delegates to try out some digital tools and processes


Studio for International Media and Technology @ University of Salford: demonstrations of interactive cloud based media

Why Can't I Touch It; The Buzzcocks, Writers: Peter Shelley, Stephen Diggle, Stephen Garvey, John Mayer
Suffer Little Chidlren; The Smiths, Songwriters: Steven Morrisey, Johnny Marr

To find out more about Hello Culture, the programme and speakers, visit

Do you have questions about Hello Culture Remix: MCR? Contact Hello Culture

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The Lowry
The Quays
M50 3AZ Salford
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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