Activities on the morning of the Ideas Day consisted of presentations on various ways of defining digital practice. In the afternoon, after warm-up sessions improvising projects from possible combinations of theme, metaphor and medium, time was spent developing ideas in group discussion and making. The day was intended to be an opportunity for those attending to play with ideas creatively without any pressure. We attempted to structure it to make an easy, informal and hopefully pleasurable creative experience.
Clodagh Miskelly is an educator and researcher at UWE. Her special
fields of interest are community information systems and democratic uses of new media. She is a member of the Digital Storytelling Association.
Teresa Dillon is a researcher at NESTA Futurelab, with a background in
theatre studies and performance. She has devised and performed in many cross-disciplinary events. She has a special interest in “collaborative
creativity” as a new field of study.
Hugh Waters is a technical engineering and management consultant focusing on broadcasting, audio and internet technologies. As a facilitator Hugh’s particular strength is to make technology understandable for the lay person.
Mac Dunlop is a contextual artist whose work spans many disciplines,
including digital media. His work is distinguished by a special sensitivity
to place, process and participation.