Creative DigiFest #SXSC 2
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Garden Court, Highfield, University of Southampton
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.
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)
- Introduction to Interactive Technologies and customer experience – by Tom Chapman (Headstream)
- 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
- Hugh Glaser– sameas.org, glueing the Web of Data together
- Alex Rogers– Mobilising the crowd in the hunt for the New Forest Cicada
- Gareth Beale– presenting 3D archaeological data archives
- 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: Creating social data leaderboards
- Madeline Paterson– Boost this business
- Katherine Barbour and Kevin Brooks – the power of podcasts
- Benjamin Mawson: Locative Audio & Music You Can Walk Inside
- Joe Lambert & Steve Cross : FormAgent: Data collection evolved, (Rareloop Ltd)
- 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
SXSC is an ad hoc informal gathering aimed at people in the creative industries/digital media to share their knowledge and learn about new developments. It combines discussion, demos, participation and interaction:
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
University of Southampton staff and students please book your place here. These places are sponsored by Multidisciplinary Research and the Digital Economy Research Group. External guests please book your place here. Please note that there is a fee of £45 for all guests, to include lunch and all other refreshments.
The event is sponsored by the University of Southampton’s Multidisciplinary Research, the Digital Economy Research Group and the Centre for Strategic Innovation in collaboration with Business Solent, Digital Surrey and Headstream.