Automation Main Stage Line Up

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We are pleased to announce the main stage line up for our online Automation Showcase on 16 October!

We can’t wait to share the virtual space with you all to celebrate the amazing work of the Network over the last year.

PLUS watch this space for more announcements coming soon!

09.30 – 10.15 Welcome to SWCTN

Join the South West Creative Technology Network Director, Professor Jon Dovey, as he welcomes you to the day and reflects on the programme so far.

10.30 – 11.15  Meet The Prototypes

Be the first to experience our 8 new products, services and experiences being developed through our automation prototype programme. 

11.30 – 12.15 Our Year of automation 

Professor Mike Phillips (Director of Research at i-DAT), is joined by network members to reflect on a year of exploring the frontiers of automation technology.

12.30 – 13.00 Publication launch

We’re sharing for the first time ‘Unboxing The Black Box’, a collective publication by SWCTN Automation Fellows reflecting on making with AI and Automation.

14.00 – 14.45 The role of the Producer in art and technology innovation

Katie Keeler, Executive Producer of Kaleider, and our three Producer Fellows discuss their reflections on the role of the Producer in driving innovation.

15.00 – 15.45 A Manifesto for Knowledge Exchange

Our Knowledge Exchange team shares our methods and manifesto for connecting research and development, and academia and industry.

16.00 – 16.45 Future Spacemaking in Creative Technology

Join our panel as they explore how practice in the creative tech industry could evolve to be an industry with an intersectional workforce and audience.

17.00 – 17.45 Robotics and Society with Silas Adekunle & Madeline Gannon

Silas Adekunle co-founder and former CEO of Reach Robotics and Madeline Gannon, leader of ATONATON answer your questions about Robotics and Society.


We want this event to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you are concerned about any barriers that may prevent you from participating in the day please contact Producer Charlie on You will also be given the opportunity to tell us about any access requirements you may have when you book your ticket. We will do our very best to accommodate requests.