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Join in the Moot

Date: 15/11/2012

The AHRC would like to thank Bronac Ferran who has done a tremendous amount of work curating the Digital Transformations Moot and who has been a key part of the team which has made the Moot what it is.

Bronac is a London-based curator and writer. A former Director of Interdisciplinary Arts at Arts Council England she specialises in work crossing disciplines, especially art, science and technology. She was a member of the Hybrid Arts jury for Prix Ars Electronica in 2010 and 2011 and Transmediale Festival in 2009. Her most recent exhibition was Poetry, Language, Code at the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge for the Visualise Public Art programme in summer 2012 where artists included Eduardo Kac, Gustav Metzger, London Fieldworks and William Latham. She is regularly commissioned to write visual arts exhibition essays including a text about Gustav Metzger for a forthcoming exhibition by London Fieldworks at the Work Gallery opening at the end of November. She has facilitated and organised events for the AHRC, British Council, Nesta , RCA and other organisations in Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham, Liverpool, and various parts of Brazil.

With only a few days to go to the Digital Transformations Moot on Monday the 19th November, final preparations are now underway for the event. The day will be full of discussions, demonstrations, performances, presentations and a great deal of networking and debate.

Discussions will range from the new opportunities offered for visualising, analysing and exploring the arts and humanities; to emerging forms of artistic and scholarly expression; and the question of how we transform scholarship using this deluge of data and technology. These are the issues at the heart of the AHRC's ‘Digital Transformations’ strategic theme.

Digital Transformations will be an “amplified” event, which means that we will using online tools to help as many people outside the event get a taste of what's going on. This will include two live video streams from the event: one covering presentations in the Moot Hall and the other roving around our Hack, Yack and Making spaces to capture the atmosphere of the event.

There are a number of ways you can get involved if you are not able to make the event itself – or if you are attending:

  • Sign up at the Digital Transformations CrowdVine site to introduce yourself and get involved in the discussions: http://digitrans.crowdvine.com
  • Follow @AHRCDigiTrans for Twitter updates about the event and live commentary throughout the day
  • Tweet questions and comments to the event using the #digitrans hash tag

We will be capturing the conversation where possible to help amplify the event after the event. This will include:

  • Providing recordings from both of the live video streams
  • Archiving the Twitter conversation
  • Re-publishing selected tweets via Storify
  • Publishing photographs and video footage from around the event

These resources will be made available for future reference so that others can learn about the rich diversity of topics covered and discover more about AHRC projects.

For further information please go to the Digital Transformations Moot page

The Full Programme for the Moot is now available to download (PDF 2891kb) (PDF, 771KB)

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