#TrendingStories: Mapping the future for media & publishing

Posted 12. May 2014 by Rachel Lasebikan

When: 9:30 - 17:00, 23 May 2014

Venue: FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), 88 Wood St, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4DQ

Fees: Free

Organiser: University of Liverpool & FACT

Contact: rachel.lasebikan@brunel.ac.uk



Mapping the future for media & publishing


Friday 23rd May 2014

10.00 am – 17.00pm (9.45 am Registration & coffee)

(Free - Refreshments & lunch provided)

@ FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology)

88 Wood St, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4DQ

Places are limited. Please book via: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trendingstories-tickets-11491147331?aff=eorg



‘Identity is not in the past to be found, but in the future to be constructed.’

— Stuart Hall (1996)

Stories form identities; identities form persons. Every story that we tell, as individuals and collectives, reflects the society that we live in.

Personal broadcast is a seemingly unstoppable trend which is shaping contemporary life, but what does it mean for our identities? From selfies to hashtags, and with countless platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, whether you are active on social media or not, the way stories are told has changed.

#TrendingStories seeks to involve media creators and publishers who currently use ICT tools in their everyday creative practices, and to engage them in a collective dialogue with ICT researchers and developers. Inspired by provocations from leading philosophers, transmedia storytellers and artists, participants are invited to explore the technological impacts of personal broadcast, establish the relationship between identity and storytelling,  question and visualise what the future is for mediaof and publishing, both personal and professional.


Sponsored by the European Commission, this important one-day workshop aims to bring together creators, professionals, SMEs, creative groups, communities and institutions in the creative and ICT sectors to support knowledge exchange for effective collaboration, and to empower participants to identify emerging visions and build a dynamic roadmap for the future development of their sectors. These roadmaps will be used by the EC to build industry capacity in your sector, and improve jobs and society by 2020.


All contributors will be invited to join the CRe-AM initiative as key stakeholders and beneficiaries of the project.




Dr. Lisa Jones, St Andrews University:

Speaking as part of the British Society of Aesthetics Lectures North-West,

Dr. Jones investigates the philosophical ramifications of emerging forms of publishing.


Prof. Francesco Casetti, Yale University:

Hailed as "the best analyst of cinematographic enunciation",

Casetti explores the future of transmedia storytelling.


David Clegg, Artist and founder of the Trebus Project:

Clegg elaborates on his exceptionally moving work surrounding dementia and storytelling,

and how the project aims to capture first person narratives from deteriorating memories.


Helen Pynor, Artist working across installation, photography, sculpture & video:

Pynor explores the relationship between consciousness and materiality.

With a provocation surrounding the transmigration of memory, Pynor questions whether our

bodies and organs can be receptacles of memory.


This workshop is delivered by Liverpool University, in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), as part of the CRe-AM (Creativity REsearch Adaptive roadMap) project; a 2-year EU-funded project running from October 2013 to September 2015. CRe-AM aims to bridge communities of creators with communities of technology providers and innovators, in a collective, strategic intelligence and roadmapping effort to streamline, coordinate and amplify collaborative work. This will be achieved by developing, enhancing and mainstreaming new ICT technologies and tools by addressing the needs of different sectors of the creative industries. By engaging stakeholders in a fruitful dialogue, CRe-AM aims to build a good understanding of your context, discover common ground, identify your future needs, create a shared future vision and plan strategically towards new ways of using technologies and tools, new products/services and new business models.

Special thanks to:




Bridging creative industries with technology providers and innovators.


For further information on CRe-AM visit:  www.cre-am.eu ¦ t: CReAMfp7 ¦ Fb: https://www.facebook.com/projectCReAM ¦ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/CReAM-7415368 Press Information: http://www.cre-am.eu/resources/  Contact: http://www.cre-am.eu/contact-us/


CRe-AM is an FP7 project supported by the European Commission (DG Connect).


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