Wednesday 16 December 2009

Media Playground Appearance

I’m scheduled to make an appearance at Resonance FM’s ‘Media Playground’ event at The Foundry this coming Saturday, taking part in a live panel discussion for broadcast at some later date. Admission is free so I hope to see some of you there. Relevant portions of the Resonance FM release follows:

Resonance104.4fm presents an afternoon and evening of media frolics at The Foundry, 86 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3JL on Saturday 19th December 2009, 2pm till 5.30pm. Admission Free.

Commissioned by Broadcast Media Sculptures, Media Playground present movies, discussion and radiophonic sound-art in the distinctive surroundings of London's Foundry bar. Media commentators, activists and critics join film-makers and radio-artists for a day of informal innovation and broadcast experimentation of the kind one would expect from what the Radio Academy has called a unique station in a saturated and largely homogenous radio market…a station that simply couldn’t be found anywhere else and that strongly identifies with and super-serves London’s creative and artistic community.

At 2pm: discussion for broadcast: Pathological Over-Sharing
Featuring Becky Hogge (New Statesman, Open Knowledge Foundation), Ken Hollings (
Destroy All Monsters, Welcome To Mars ), Mark Rock (Audioboo, Best Before Media) and Paul May(Mobile Commerce, The Whale in the Room).

As social networks proliferate, newspapers retreat and self-exposure goes global, a panel of culturally savvy thinkers gather to address such questions as, Is the internet a tool for democratic change or economic repression? What is the individual's impact on media? And what is the impact of the media on social space?

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