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Thu, 6 Mar 2008 07:26:34 -0800
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Dear subscribers!
We are happy to announce The Social Technologies Summit as a part of
Futuresonic Festival 2008 (Manchester, UK).
Please find the details below and we will be happy to see you in Manchester!

Best wishes,
Anna Pechurina,
Futuresonic 2008

0161 834 1300
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     Futuresonic 2008         click here to view this online:

        	     		Futuresonic Conference:
     		Speakers Announced

Futuresonic Conference:
The Social  Technologies Summit
     Contact  Theatre, Manchester
     1&ndash; 2 May (supporting events 30 April &amp; 3 May)

     Delegate Passes Now On Sale

 Contributors - Gerd Leonhard, Richard Stallman, Dopplr, Sarai, Matt
Fuller,, Aleks Krotosk, Matt Locke, Geraldine Juarez, Felipe
Fonseca ...

The  Futuresonic Conference brings opinion formers, futurologists,
artists,  researchers, technologists and scientists from the digital
culture, art and  music communities together around shared issues to do
with technology, society,  art and the city. The theme Social Futures -
Online, Mobile and Unplugged is  explored by leading figures developing
the next generation of social media  alongside Richard Stallman founder of
the Free Software movement and Gerd  Leonhard speaking on the future of
music. Reflecting the 'social' theme, the  conference will combine
keynotes, critical debates, workshops, demos and  experiences with open
and participatory sessions, promising a fun and engaging  number of days.
Themes include: mobile social software, freeing space in the  augmented
city, how game design can revolutionise social software, OpenID and  who
is keeping an eye on the kids.
  Further Conference Information
This year's conference contributors  include:
Gerd  Leonhard, Media Futurist, Author, CEO
     Richard  Stallman, Founder, Free Software Foundation
     Matt  Jones, Founder, Dopplr
     Aleks  Krotoski, TV Presenter, Gaming Academic and cool Girl Gamer
Jonas  Woost, Head Of Music,
     Felipe  Fonseca, Bricolabs, Brazil
     Scott  Cohen, Founder, The Orchard
     Matt  Fuller, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
     Matt  Locke, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4
     Geraldine  Juarez, Senior Fellow, Eyebeam, NY
     Ruth  Catlow &amp; Marc Garrett, Furtherfield
     Ravikant  Shama, Sarai, India
     Adrian  Woolard, Head of Innovation Culture, BBC Research &amp;
Innovation Justin  Hall, CEO, PMOG
     Beryl  Graham &amp; Sarah Cook, CRUMB, University of Sunderland Chris
     James  Wallbank, CEO, Access Space
     Katie  Lips, Director, Kisky Netmedia
 Patrick Fox, Manager, tenantspin / FACT
     Paul  Coulton, Lancaster University &amp; Nokia Innovation Network
Gabe  Sawhney, Founder, Wireless Toronto
 Platoniq (Olivier Schulbaum, Susana Noguero)
 Charlton Barreto, Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe
     Monika  Buscher, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University
     Mark  Shepard, Artist / Architect / Researcher, TSG Toolkit
     Ronald  Lenz, Locative Media Research Programme, Waag
     Christine  Hanson, Visual Communications, California State University
Johanne  Ejbye-Ernst, University of Aarhus, Denmark
     Steve  Daniels, New Media, Ryerson University, Toronto
     Verena  Kuni, Visual Culture, University of Frankfurt am Main Yasser
Rashid, BBC Audio Music Interactive
     Gauti  Sigthorsson, Media &amp; Communications, University of
Greenwich Geoff  Cox, University of Plymouth / Associate Curator,
Arnolfini  Florian  Hollerweger, SARC, Queens University Belfast
     Torsten  Reimer, AHRC ICT Methods Network, King's College London
 Andi Studer, Producer and researcher
 Jennie Savage, STAR Radio
 Mat Dalgleish, University of Wolverhampton
 Beverly Geesin, Sociology, University of York
 Jon Wetherall &amp; Maria Stukoff, ONTECA
 Will Edmondes, Artist
     Ele  Carpenter, Artist, Researcher &amp; Curator
     Tapio  Makela, Researcher &amp; Media Artist
     Drew  Hemment, FutureEverything &amp; ImaginationLancaster

Many  more speakers to be announced. For more information on Futuresonic
Conference  and to buy a Delegate Pass please visit
     A  series of online debates will take place every Thursday during
April exploring  the themes of the conference. See website from the end of
March for details.
Futuresonic's  Art strand presents Social Networking Unplugged, a major
exhibition of newly  commissioned artworks from an array of international
artists across the city  that take a sideways glance at social networking.
A part of the first  comprehensive and creative look at social networking
by an art festival.    Presented  in association with Institute of
Advanced Studies and ImaginationLancaster at  Lancaster University. Part
of a series of activities by Lancaster University on  Social Arts and
Technologies.    Supported  by
FutureEverything,  Arts Council England, Manchester City Council,
Lancaster University,  ImaginationLancaster, Institute of Advanced
Studies, Piccadilly Partnership,  Contact, Art Attack, Cube.

Booking Information


 Advance  Delegate Pass: &pound;100 *
 Delegate  Pass (on the door): &pound;150 *
 Delegate  Day Pass: &pound;75
 Students/Concessions:  &pound;30
*  Full Delegate Pass includes a Weekender Wristband: The Festival Music
Pass (usually &pound;45) which gives the  wearer access  to many key
Futuresonic music events (subject to terms and capacity). Not  applicable
for Day, Student or Pay-What-You-Can Delegate Passes.  &bull;  Further
discounts available for group bookings, for further details contact: 
[log in to unmask]  &bull; A  limited number of pay-what-you-can
Day Passes will be available on each day of  the conference, for further
details contact: [log in to unmask]  Reservations and Further
Delegate  Passes, Weekender Wristbands and individual tickets can be
bought at
   T:  0161 274 0600
A  registration form can be downloaded at
Alternatively email  your name, address and contact details to
[log in to unmask]   For  further information on the conference and
Futuresonic 2008, and to subscribe to  festival updates, please visit:

   For more info and to buy advance tickets now visit

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