Tuesday, 28 August 2012

treasure or trash?


 Treasure or Trash? 
A conference exploring issues around artistic freedom and quality control in a digital age

Thursday September 20th, 10am-3.30pm,
At University Centre Folkestone


Key speaker Chris Meade, writer and Director of if:book UK

Other speakers include:  Dr Matthew Wright (composer, sound artist, Programme Director BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology and Composition at Canterbury Christ Church University), Shane Record (visual artist and gallery owner), Danuta Kean (writer and journalist), Greg Klerkx and Katherine May (Directors of The ReAuthoring Project).

The future is digital. Traditional distribution channels are changing, and whilst this offers unprecedented opportunities for artists and creators it also raises issues around censorship, cultural identity, security and quality control.  If the gatekeepers are removed and artists, writers and musicians can be their own distributors, who makes judgements about quality?  Should anyone? Or should we embrace an artistic and social free for all?

This event will be of interest to artists, performers, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, academics, students, philosophers and social commentators.


FREE to attend but booking required. 

Contact jane.seaman@canterbury.ac.uk for more details.


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