Free conference at UCF re Digital age and artistic freedom

“Treasure or trash?  Artistic freedom and quality control in a digital age.”  A Conference at UCF

 Thurs Sept 20, 10am-3.30pm

 Key speaker Chris Meade, writer and Director of if:book UK

 Other speakers include:  Matt Wright (composer, sound artist, Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University), Shane Record (visual artist), Danuta Kean (writer and journalist), Greg Klercx and Katherine May, (Directors of Reauthoring), Crista Cloutier (creative entrepreneur)and Mark Swain (creative entrepreneur).

 The future is digital. Traditional distribution channels are changing, and whilst this offers unprecedented opportunities for artists and creators it also raises issues around censorship, cultural identity, ownership and quality control.  If the gatekeepers are removed and artists, writers and musicians can be their own distributors, who makes judgements about quality?  Should anyone? Or should we embrace an artistic and social free for all?

This event will be of interest to artists, performers, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, academics, students, philosophers and social commentators.

Venue: University Centre Folkestone.  Buffet lunch and refreshments provided.

FREE to attend but booking required – contact Jane Seaman.

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

University Centre Folkestone

Mill Bay

Folkestone

Kent CT20 1JG

 www.ucf.ac.uk  

 01303 847042  or 07540 668635.   My working hours are normally Mondays,

Tuesdays and Thursdays although this can vary.

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