Keiichi Matsuda & James Alliban will talk about digital identities and will present C E L L and interactive interactive installation commissioned for Alpha-ville Festival 2011. This interactive installation plays with and proposes alternative landscapes in the technological ether surrounding our everyday movements. As our identities become deliberately constructed and broadcast commodities, our projected personae increasingly enmesh and define us. Cell acts as a virtual mirror, displaying a constructed fictional persona in place of our physical form. Composed from keyword tags mined from online profiles, these second selves stalk our movements through space, building in size and density over time. The resulting forms are alternate, technologically refracted manifestations of the body, revealing the digital aura while simultaneously allowing us escape from our own constructed identities.
Questions answered :
How technology is transforming social behaviours and online identity
[being tibet] It's simple : a global, multi media project for Tibet, with events held across the world, all in one day By uniting everyone in one 24 hour period we will send a massive message to the mainstream media of the level of overwhelming global support for the Dalai Lama & his policy of non violence. [being tibet] is working with The Music Managers Forum & Featured Artist Coalition. The world class line up will be announced during His Holiness The Dalai Lama's visit to London in June 2012 : a line up from music, art, film, theatre, literature, dance & fashion who are staging their own unique, small yet beautiful, sustainable events but ... This isn't just about the big names, we also need you! We want you to follow your passion, do what you love with as much intelligence & integrity as possible. Arrange your own gig, film, art exhibition, workshop, dance, sport, meditation, fashion show, reading or comedy event, it's totally up to you! [being tibet] is about working locally & sustainably to help ourselves & each other. Staging an event in your language, for your people, your culture, in line with your beliefs that promotes & showcases your uniqueness too. You can keep a % of what you raise either for yourself or your local community, or give all or a % to a Tibetan group of your choice, it's up to you! In this time of global economic meltdown the event also champions small scale, sustainable, ethical business. We need you to act as a global PR & media machine using you tube, vimeo, soundcloud, facebook, text, flickr, twitter & e mail to send creative content not only to each other but also to the mainstream media, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs & TV. Making the media & governments aware of the scale of support for His Holiness & the Tibetan cause. Creating a global database of supporters for the Tibet. [being tibet] Starts 19.00 local time, Saturday 23rd Februaryuntil 19.00 Sunday 24th February, 2013 broadcasting the best of your footage, photos & coverage via the website on the day putting you on an equal footing with the world's coolest, inspirational creative human beings. Questions answered : How the internet can be used most effectively in conjunction with real time events to create impact for a cause, creating a bridge between new & old media networks, the virtual & physical, the crowd & those in the public eye. Also addresses models of ethical business that potentially empower everyone. See www.beinghuman.com & www.gaynoroflynn.com for TV showreel, past work on location in the High Himalayas & current art work. Creating BEING TIBET animation with Brian Blessed doing the v/o
by Ramsey Khoury
Tired of having your ideas shot down at work? Fed up with departmental barriers between you and the big decision makers? Well friends, in this presentation I'm going to show you how you can successfully deliver breakthrough ideas even in the harshest corporate environments and do the sort of work you've always dreamed of doing. You probably already know everything there is to know about how to innovate, sure you do, you're the "ideas guy". The real problem is that your organisation is just paying lip-service to innovation or it's too complacent, bureaucratic or risk averse to do anything about it. In fact, 75% of innovation investments by organisations never make it to market. I'll show you how to stop your ideas getting diluted, or even worse polluted, and reveal how to fulfil your true potential. So stop spinning your wheels and prepare to see your breakthrough ideas actually break through.
Questions answered :
How can I be more influential at work? How can I get the go-ahead with a breakthrough idea? How to get comfortable with chaos? Detail or vision, which is most important? How can I have fun at work?
21st May to 1st June 2012