Digital Economy USRG

Joint seminar series with University of Sussex #SUSHI

Date: 13.04.2012

Temporality and value at the intersection of arts and technology: advancing theoretical and methodological development

Organisers: Dr Lorraine Warren, Dr Lisa Harris, Centre for Strategic Innovation; Professor Sean Cubitt, The Winchester Centre For Global Futures In Art Design & Media

This seminar series draws together a distinctive research programme from two leading universities on the South Coast – the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Business and Law (School of Management and Winchester School of Art) and the University of Sussex’s Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (SUSHI for short). The collaboration is based on the excitement, dynamism, challenge and uncertainty presented by an unprecedented nexus of new possibilities for innovation in society, in education, and in the provision of public services. It should now easier than it has ever been to not only access and use new technologies, but to extend them, customise them, develop new combinations, to improve, radically innovate and disrupt how we live our lives and create new value, new futures. However the roadmap for inductive thinking that will create value in novel and unforeseen ways in new contexts and settings is not clear.

This collaboration examines the roles of arts, design and media in this shifting locus for innovation, exploring how creative artists, media, materials and technologies interact to contribute to the improvement of human societies. The two days are focussed around temporality and the creation of value and throws a spotlight on the arts and creative industries in areas such as new modes of communication, playfulness in the stimulation of design, aesthetics, curation and archiving. The emphasis is on what is currently a weak area in need of development in the literature: theory development and the clarification of ontological and epistemological assumptions in this interdisciplinary arena.

DRAFT Programme


9.30    Coffee
10.00 Welcome and opening remarks (Lorraine Warren, Sean Cubitt, Lisa Harris)
10.30 Peter Ainsworth, University of Sheffield (Emeritus) The Online Froissart
11.30  Luciano Floridi, Universities of /Hertfordshire/Oxford (topic to be confirmed
12.30 LUNCH
1.30    Kirk Woolford, University of Sussex, Motion in Place Platform
2.30    Ted Fuller, University of Lincoln, Value Creation and Value Capture
3.30    Panel discussion
4.00   Closing remarks

MAY 17 UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX – Attenborough Centre Creativity Zone, Pevensey

Organisers: Professor Sally Jane Norman, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts; Doctor Caroline Bassett, School of Media, Film and Music, University Theme Leader for Digital Media and Society

Fellow moderator: Professor Ed Steinmueller, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research Business and Management; School of Business, Management and Economics

9:30 – 4pm (exact schedule tbc)


Josephine Bosma, Dutch media theorist
Andy Cameron, UK media artist, developer and theorist
– Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Head of Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School
Simon Worthington, Mute Publishing

Please email Lorriane on if you wish to attend either of these events

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