FutureEverything – New Mobilities

Mobilities Visiting Speaker
“FutureEverything – New Mobilities”

Talk by Drew Hemment

Founder of the FutureEverything Festival and Associate Director of ImaginationLancaster

Friday, 16 July 2010: 5:30-7:00 pm

@ NextFab Studio: 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia

on the campus of the University City Science Center

PLEASE RSVP: http://futureeverything.eventbrite.com

FutureEverything is an art, technology and social innovation organization that runs innovation labs and an annual festival of art, music and ideas. It is recognized around the world for leading pioneering projects and important debates on innovation, technology, art, society and the environment.

FutureEverything is an innovation incubator with a long history of creative leadership in areas such as mobile and locative arts, social media, & the environment — more ‘do tank‘ than think tank. Winner of the prestigious Lever Prize 2010, Shortlisted for the Arts & Business Award 2010 and the Big Chip Award 2010, Honorary Mention for Director at Prix Ars Electronica 2008. Read more in BBC news story.

The FutureEverything Festival (formerly Futuresonic, est. 1995) is a crucible that allows artists, technologists and future-thinkers to share, innovate and bring the future into the present. Attended by 75,000 people, it is completely unique, bringing together world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music program, and visionary thinkers from around the world.

The FutureEverything Conference is the place to go each year for the important international debates in the field, bringing 500 opinion formers, futurologists, researchers, artists, technologists and scientists together to explore the latest upgrade affecting today’s digital culture.

The FutureEverything Awardan international £10,000 prize to celebrate the creative imagination that will shape our future in 4 categories: for artworks, social innovations, software and technology projects which bring the future into the present, awarded by an international jury.

FutureEverything 2011 will take place 11-14 May 2011 in Manchester England and internationally through the GloNet, or Globally Networked Event.

Get Involved – The theme is New Mobilities in 2011.

Dr. Drew Hemment is an artist, curator and researcher based in Manchester England. Recent projects have been on open data, remote collaboration, new mobilities and environmental mass observation. He is Director and Founder of FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic), and is Associate Director of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University.

Co-Sponsored by:

mCenter@Drexel

Breadboard : breadboardphilly.org

NextFab Studio: nextfabstudio.com

For further information contact: mimi.sheller@drexel.edu

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