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SYMPOSIUM: DIGITAL FOLK 1; PARTICIPATORY ARTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

27th November 2015, 10am – 5pm
University of Sheffield,
The Engineering Faculty Boardroom, Mappin Building, S1 3JD

Only one week to go and we can announce our line-up! We are really excited by such a varied and illustrious group of speakers and look forward to seeing you there. There are a couple of spaces left, so if you’ve been umming and aahing about coming, check out the eventbrite page for the event and sign up.

Timetable:

10:00 – 10:30 Registration & Coffee
10:30 – 11:00 Introduction: Simon Keegan Phipps (University of Sheffield)
11:00 – 11:45 Speaker: Sita Popat (University of Leeds) – Virtually Touching: Embodied engagement in virtual and mixed reality art installations
11:45 – 12:30 Speaker: Kerrie Schaefer (University of Exeter) – Community Performance and Asymmetries of Digital Access and Creative Production
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 Speaker: Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Digital access, agency and creativity – or just amateurism? Indigenous music video (VCD) production in highland Bolivia
2:15 – 3:00 Speaker: David Gauntlett (University of Westminster) – Digital folk cultures that are not digital *folk* cultures
3:00 – 3:30 Coffees
3:30 – 4:15 Speaker: George McKay (University of East Anglia)Connected Communities, community music and the congregationist imperative
4:15 – 5:00 Discussant: Nicola Dibben (University of Sheffield)

 

About cinzia

Research Associate on the Digital Folk project; Manx whistle player and dancer and recent morris convert!