Drew Hemment is founder and chief executive officer of FutureEverything, the UK’s award-winning digital culture festival and innovation lab; he is also associate director of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University.
Over 20 years, his work around the world at the leading edge of digital culture has been been covered by New York Times, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, BBC and NBC. His achievements have been recognised by awards from the arts, technology and business sectors, including the Lever Prize 2010 (winner) and Prix Ars Electronica 2008 (honorary mention).
Drew directs a Data Art programme and was commissioned to scope the potential for data-visualisation at London 2012 Olympics. He has contributed to open-data policy in Greater Manchester and DataGM (Greater Manchester Datastore). Current projects include The Creative Exchange, a £4m Knowledge Hub in the Creative Economy (AHRC) and £1.9m Catalyst tools for social change (EPSRC).
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