BBC Digital Planet Live: Openness, Creativity and Control

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Is creativity stifled or stimulated by the openness digital technology offers? The internet allows content to be accessed and shared more easily than ever before. At the same time, barriers between professional creators and consumers are broken down, while non-professional artists now have open platforms to publish and publicise their own creations. How has control over the creative process shifted as a result?

Join Digital Planet presenter Gareth Mitchell for a discussion on openness, creativity and control with June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED, Steve Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, and broadcaster and blogger Jamillah Knowles. See the radio programme put together live as we hear from creators and curators around SXSW. The pioneering electronic artists of Dorkbot share their views on collaborative creativity, while Andrew Keen, acclaimed author of Cult of the Amateur: How the internet is killing our culture, argues that the openness of the internet undermines the professional creative class by favouring consumers on one hand and amateurs on the other.

About the speakers

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Jamillah Knowles

UK Ed - @TheNextWeb. I like robots. I make a BBC radio show about cool online stuff. World record breaking hula hoop dancer. Tips to jamillah at thenextweb.com bio from Twitter

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Steve Rosenbaum

Author. Curator. Creator. Curator, waywire.com, CEO Magnify.net. Exploring editorial via social communities. CurationNation.org, WWW.911MemorialApp.com

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June Cohen

Executive Producer of TED Media. I tweet about media, technology, culture, the arts, great ideas & TED bio from Twitter

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Presenter, BBC Click Radio. Also, a lecturer in Science Communication at Imperial College London. Often slow to update Twitter profile. Fancy a pint? bio from Twitter

10 attendees

  • Ben Essen
  • Phil Whitehouse
  • Dawn Marie B
  • erwin blom
  • Gareth_Mitchell
  • hugh garry
  • Jamillah Knowles
  • June Cohen
  • steve rosenbaum
  • Mez Hopking

16 trackers

  • Antonio Kaplan
  • Jessica Clark
  • Cristiano Dias
  • David Wright
  • liangcw
  • Lisa Miller
  • malcolm bellamy
  • Matt Le Gresley
  • Steve Myers
  • Nicole Hennig
  • Pesky People
  • Tony Hirst
  • Amy Guy
  • Salim Virani 🇪🇺
  • TummelVision TV
  • Vero Pepperrell

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011


Driskill Ballroom, Driskill Hotel

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  • Curation Nation

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