A proposal for the London 2012 Games, to assemble the social media people of the world and to create an open media environment, where culture, sport and local stories can be told across international zones. The proposal aspires to create an Underground Media Zone, which will link the United Kingdom in physical and virtual space. For more details, please read on….
The first public launch of the proposal will take place on October 4 at the Abandon Normal Devices festival of digital culture in Manchester, an ‘inspired by 2012′ event, based in the Northwest of England. To book your place, please click here
This event is co-sponsored by the AND festival, the London 2012 Creative Programmers network and the University of the West of Scotland. It forms part of the research and development activity for the WE PLAY 2012 EXPO in the North West, supported by funding from Legacy Trust UK.
The symposium will bring citizen journalists, artists, cultural producers and media from the Olympic Games of Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi and Rio. Discussions will focus on opportunities, strategy and vision, to create a publicly owned new media legacy for the Games and encourage UK independent media networks to discuss prospects within the context of an increasingly Digital Britain.
Sessions will consider the national and regional cultural legacies leading up to London 2012 and consider the intersections of art, science and the media. Speakers include London 2012 Creative Programmers, social media experts Kris Krug, Alexander Zolotarev from Russia, and Josi Paz from Brazil, and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Director Ruth Mackenzie and an open unconference for delegates to make their pitch about what they would like to see reported during Games time and how they will contribute.
The day will close with the UK premiere of ‘With Glowing Hearts’, a feature film about the social media scene around the Vancouver 2010 Games.
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