Alpha-ville Symposium on Post-Digital Culture

Alpha-ville Symposium on Post-Digital Culture

Time: 9:30am – 4:40pm

This year’s programme addresses the transition from a digital to a post-digital culture, that looks beyond technology at how human behaviours such as collaboration, participation and interaction have redefined the creative practice and society itself, and at how the physical boundaries between reality and online are being blurred.

The event brings together a panel of influential creatives, thinkers and digital professionals to debate a series of topics such us the humanisation of digital technology, augmented reality the use of public spaces, digital innovation in arts and culture, post-digital creativity and experimentation, data and social innovation, the future of the web and more.

This symposium joins the discourse about post-digital initiated in 1998 by visionary, thinker and founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte who pushed the edges of information to predict the future of our culture. The event aims to provide a forum to exchange knowledge and inspire discussions about the future of the digital culture.


Post-digital Culture Symposium:


09:30 – 10:00 | Registration and coffee


10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome & introduction by Alpha-ville director, Estela Oliva


10:10 – 10:40 | Opening talk

 Drew Hemment – director & founder of FutureEverything and Associate Director of Imagination Lancaster


10:45 – 11:15 | Session one || Data for social innovation ||

 Moritz Stefaner – Information Designer


11:20 – 12:30 | Session two || Post-digital creativity & experimentation ||

 Tom Uglow – director of Creative Labs Europe, Google

 Katy Beale – director at Caper & lead producer at Culture Hack

 Filip Visnjic – founder of Creative Applications Network


12:30 – 13:15 | Lunch Break


13:20 – 14:00 | Session three || From the open web to the app store ||

Bill Thompson – BBC technology writer


14:10 – 14:30 | Session four || Open Conversation with twitter backstage #digitalinnovation ||

 Patrick Hussey – digital manager at Arts & Business

 Charles Beckett – relationship manager, Digital and Creative Economy, Arts Council London


14:30 – 14:50 | tea/coffee break


14:50 – 15:50 | Session five || Presentation and discussion || The Democratisation of public spaces with Augmented Reality ||

Olivia Solon (moderator), associate editor of

Keiichi Matsuda – designer and film-maker

Ronald Carpentier – VP marketing & operations, Layar/Stiktu

 Ben Stevenson – founder of Augmented Reality Cinema


 16:00 – 16:30 | Session six || Presentation + Q&A ||

Scott Snibbe – media artist, filmmaker, and creative director of Björk’s Biophilia app


16:30 – 16:40 | Closing remarks and end


Join the discussion on twitter

Festival hashtag is #avf11
Symposium hashtag #ldnpostdigi

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