We are pleased to share the schedule for our Data Showcase.
To join us online on 26 MARCH don’t forget to book your ticket via the link below:
WELCOME TO SWCTN 09.30 – 09.50 AM
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.
MEET THE PROTOTYPES PART ONE 10.00 – 10.45 AM
Join Watershed Producer Melissa Blackburn as we present four of SWCTN’s new Data Prototype teams. We’ll start with four specially made films about our teams, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Our four teams are Includ. who have created an inclusive marketing tool to detect bias in content; In The Loop who are creating better feedback loops between audiences and cultural organisations in rural settings ; Mindflow, a data-driven, personalized wearable system that uses audio and tactile experiences to combat anxiety; and Controlr who are building an inclusive data union with a difference. All of these teams are working on the possibilities of data and inclusive design, thinking deeply about empowering new audiences and uncovering data bias as well as investigating new inclusive business models.
MEET THE PROTOTYPES PART TWO 11.00 – 11.45 AM
Join SWCTN’s Business Development Advisor Gill Wildman as we present four more of SWCTN’s new Data Prototype teams. After four specially made films, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A. Our four teams are Be More Circular, who have created consumer empowerment tools to encourage the circular economy; Data Cargo, who are using sensor data to analyse and encourage electric cargo bike use for deliveries in cities; Pollenizewho are gathering environmental data on bees to understand insect decline and deliver public rewilding solutions; and Vana, an afforestation-with-data app that uses land use data to encourage national tree planting. These teams are grappling with the climate emergency in new ways, whilst investigating alternative business models and modes of funding to get their prototypes to fly.
INCLUSION, BALANCE AND BELONGING12.00 – 12.45 PM
Led by SWCTN’s inclusion producer Jazlyn Pinckney
Asking what powers social change? Can creative tech contribute towards creating inclusive futures? How does culture and innovation move the needle toward more equitable futures?
Joined by leaders and thinkers of radical equity work; let’s discuss what needs to be dismantled to rebuild systems to support us as full and intersectional communities.
Jazlyn Pinckney in conversation with:
Favianna Rodriguez (The Centre for Cultural Power) & Abadesi Osunsade (Founder & CEO of Hustle Crew)
DATA & THE ENVIRONMENT 1.45 – 2.30 PM
What is the relationship between, data climate change, ecocide and environmental justice? Discussing this complex and thorny issue, we invite colleagues from across the global, to share their thoughts and practices.
Teresa Dillon in conversation with:
Hannah Meszaros-Martin (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University), Maria Isabel Espinoza (Rutgers University) and Jaya Chakrabarti (data scientist and activist)
CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR THRIVING CREATIVE BUSINESS 2.45 – 3.30 PM
Our panel is a mixture of investor types, all looking at the question: How do we provide an equitable investment mix for creative technology businesses to thrive? What kinds of investment support a thriving creative business?
Join Gill Wildman in conversion with Martin Rigby (Managing Director at ET Capital), Cliff Fluet (Joint Head of Media & Entertainment at Lewis SIlkin LLP), Jenny Tooth OBE (Chief Executive at UK Business Angels Association), Esme Verity (Founder, Atmos| Alternative Funding | Zebras Unite)
DATA KEYNOTE 3.45 – 4.30 PM
Join us for our keynote conversation, where experts will discuss their views on the commodification of personal data and approaches to data sovereignty.
Teresa Dillon in conversation with:
Prof Stacy-Ann Elvy (UC Davis School of Law) and Denis “Jaromil” Roio, (Dyne)
NEW CREATIVES 10.00 – 10.45 AM
Talent development is a key theme of SWCTN. In this session we speak to Asmaa Jama, an emerging artist on the BBC Arts and Arts Council England scheme, New Creatives. Asmaa is in conversation with Kaleider’s Katherine Stevens, speaking about their interactive experience Before We Disappear, exploring hypervisibility, invisibility and surveillance.
NEW CREATIVES 11.00 – 11.45 AM
We speak to Hannah Parsons and Joe Strickland, two emerging artists on New Creatives scheme. Hannah and Joe are in conversation with Kaleider’s Katherine Stevens, speaking about their brand new binaural interactive work, Hairy Hands FM, which you can experience now.
HYBRID HUBS 11.45 AM – 12.30 PM
Hybrid Hubs explores how hybrid virtual platforms can support the reorganisation of spaces and disrupt existing typologies and forms of working, focusing on an ecology of openness, radical inclusion, cooperation, understanding and empowerment.
With Mollie Claypool & Mahalia Henry-Richards and Mike Phillips
DATA ZINE INTRO 12.45 – 1.15 PM
Our Zine team will be launching a special Showcase zine being made live at the event, they will show you how to conribute and inspire you with some ideas!
DATA SENSEMAKERS COLLABORATION 1.15 – 1.45 PM
Join Data fellows, Natasha Nicholson, Pete Quinn Davis, Annie Legge and Alex Hilson as they discuss their recent collaboration sensewithDATA.org.
This conversation brings together a collective of data sensemakers, seeking to start a discussion about how digital data affects people, spaces, environments and becomes a force for change. We ask how can human data enable the creation and delivery of experiences? Where can organisational, environmental and technological data, drive inclusivity, more connection and facilitate smarter decisions? The intention of the work is to bring an awareness and understanding of the human and social values that must underpin the development of new technologies for capture and analysis of data, while delivering more ‘knowable’ ethical experiences.
PROTOTYPE LIGHTNING TALKS PART ONE 1.45 – 2. 45PM
Join our prototype teams for a series of quick fire talks about their inspiring work. Each talk will last 10 minutes with a small break in between. In this session there will be:Includ. , In the Loop, Mindflow, and Be More Circular.
PROTOTYPE LIGHTNING TALKS PART TWO 3.00 – 4.00PM
Join our prototype teams for a series of quick fire talks about their inspiring work. Each talk will last 10 minutes with a small break in between. In this session there will be:Controlr, Data Cargo, Pollenize, and VANA.
GRACE QUANTOCK ON DATA AND TRAUMA 4.00 – 4.30 PM
SWCTN Data Fellow Grace Quantock is a writer and psychotherapeutic counsellor. In this talk she will discuss her new Traumula tools, borne out of her research on how creative technologists can assess the impact of their data delivery methods and support vulnerable groups, without overwhelm or re-traumatisation.
DATA ZINE SHARING 4.30 – 4.45 PM
We wil be checking back in with our Zine team to see the amazing content created in respnse to the day.