Speakers announced – for #shifthappens on July 5th at York Theatre Royal @pilot_theatre

28 Mar


So far we have on board…

Clay Shirky – Professor of New Media at NYU – Author of ‘Cognitive Surplus’ & ‘Here Comes Everybody’ – Live from New York
Lyn Gardner – Blogger – Guardian Theatre Critic – Author of 5 novels – The ‘Olivia’ stories
Bill Thompson – BBC Click broadcaster – writer and presenter – a hack and a pundit…
Sam West – Actor, Director, Writer and speaker
John Knell– Intelligence Agency – Speaker – provocateur
Mariann Hardey – Associate Director for the Centre for Communication University of Durham
Daniel Bye
– Writer – Director – Performer – developing #TAG2012 with Dan Rebellato
Rachel Coldicutt – Co-founder of Caper, and previously Head of Digital Media at the Royal Opera House. Founder of Culture Hack, digital strategist and maker
Dick Penny– Director of Watershed, Bristol, Chair of Bristol Old Vic – he is a connector and provocateur in shaping the Arts in the Digital space.
Laura Sillars– Is Artistic Director of Site Gallery, Sheffield – a recent recipient of NESTA/AHRC/ACE Digital Innovation funding
Peter Gregson  Cellist and Composer who plays a Colin Irving acoustic cello and a custom five string Eric Jensen electric cello. He is an Eventide Artist and an Apogee Electronics Artist.
Rebekka Kill – Head of School at The Leeds School of Art, Architecture and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University will present a deeply autobiographical account of her obsession with music and her, more recent, obsession with social media. The parallels between these two will be explored using music and played on DJ decks. – “Facebook is like Disco, and Twitter is like Punk.”
Herb Kim – Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Herb Kim has lived in the UK since 1997. He lives in Liverpool and works in Gateshead. He is perhaps best known as the Founder & Host of the Thinking Digital Conference
Honor Harger – is a curator interested in art and technology, and the director of Lighthouse, a digital culture agency in Brighton
Dave Moutrey – CEO of the new build GMAC in Manchester – The new Cultureplex that will be the home for Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre
– The new ‘York’ start-up created by Matt Freckleton – focusing on social media outputs and aggregation of data
Henry Raby – Poetry – spoken word artist – Letters from ‘The Man to The Boy’
Chris Thorpe – Artist – Writer – performer – Live from Lisbon
Manjit Kaur – Number one Chaat Station – all day – Manjit’s Kitchen – will provide Punjabi vegetarian ‘cones’ for your delight

Marcus Romer – Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre will curate and introduce the day

Music by  Emjay – vintage and classic selector, on the 45 vinyl. Resident “Stir it Up” Leeds




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