Hello Culture Remix: MCR

February 26, 2019

09:00 - 17:15

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Coffee and Registration

  • 09:30 - 9:45

    Hello and welcome 

  • 09:45 - 10:45

    Keynote: OK Computer - Gabrielle Jenks, Digital Director, Manchester International Festival

    The Factory is a world-class cultural space being developed in the heart of Manchester. It will be run by Manchester International Festival and is designed by world-leading architects Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas. Early on in the capital journey, Gabrielle will talk through how the virtual space is already transforming the physical space and vice versa.

  • 10:45 - 12:00

    Panel - Technique

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


    Lara Ratnaraja, Programme Curator, Hello Culture


    Lou Hargreaves, Programme Producer, Abandon Normal Devices

    Lucy Dusgate, Freelance Creative Producer & Cultural Strategist; Associate Digital Programmer at The Lowry

    Luke Emery, Producer, Javaad Alipoor

    Matt Fenton, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Contact Theatre


  • 12:00 - 13:00



  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Keynote - Ian Forrester, Senior R&D firestarter | BBC R&D North lab, Mediacity UK‚Äč - Are you experienced? How will immersive experiences and data create multi-disciplinary personalised experiences?

    Ian will be talking about the "Living Room" of the future, which merges Media, Objects and Data ethics together. Come and learn how experiences, the future of storytelling and ethics meet.

  • 14:00 - 15:15

    Panel - Unknown 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 of new technologies.


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


    Lesley Taker, Exhibitions Manager FACT

    Patrick Towell, Innovation Director, The Audience Agency

    James Medd, Lab Technician, The Landing

    Sarah Toplis, Exec Producer, Digital & Interactive


  • 15:15 - 15:45

    Coffee Break

  • 15:45 - 17:00

    Panel - Sound of the Crowd

    In a world of noise and images, how does your content stand out in the crowd?  A practical session on how to create online content that is visible and can be found online. 


    Chris Brown, Co-Producer, Hello Culture, Editor of Polaroids and Polar Bears


    James Starboisky, Festival Director, Queer Media Festival  

    Sarah Leech, Digital Content Manager, Home

    Sarah Fortescue, Head of Distribution, The Space

    Dan Lukas, Digital Director, Creative Tourist 

  • 17:00 - 17:15


  • 17:15 - 19:00

    Are Friends Electric?

    Make friends in the real word

    Networking and workshops


    Pier 8 Bar

    In this second space, we will have sessions for delegates to try out some digital tools and interactive cloud-based media. Drinks sponsored by Digital & Creative Industry Collaboration Zone @ University of Salford. 

Hello Culture: Remix MCR - February 26, 2019

Hello Culture Remix @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.

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