#TrendingStories: Mapping the future for media & publishing

0 1 May 12, 2014
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The Body is a Big Place
Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy (2011)
Video production still
Photo: Chris Hamilton 


Where: @ FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) – 88 Wood St, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4DQ
When: Friday 23rd May 2014 – From 10.00 am to 17.00pm (9.45 am Registration & coffee) (Free refreshments & lunch provided)


‘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 media 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.

Special thanks to: Art Player Tv

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