Mon 4 Oct 2010
This day-long event will be the first public presentation of Professor Andy Miah’s Media Blueprint for London 2012, an independent proposal to create a UK wide Underground Media Zone during the London 2012 Games.
The symposium will bring citizen journalists, artists, cultural producers and media from the Olympic Games of Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi and Rio. Discussions will focus on opportunities, strategy and vision, to create a publicly owned new media legacy for the Games and encourage UK independent media networks to discuss prospects within the context of an increasingly Digital Britain.
Sessions will consider the national and regional cultural legacies leading up to London 2012 and consider the intersections of art, science and the media. Speakers include London 2012 Creative Programmers, social media experts Kris Krug, Alexander Zolotarev from Russia, Josi Paz from Brazil, and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Director Ruth Mackenzie (check the full schedule)
This is a unique opportunity for delegate to discuss what they would like to see reported during Games time and how they will contribute.
The event is co-sponsored by Abandon Normal Devices, the London 2012 Creative Programmers Network and the University of the West of Scotland.