It’s hard to remember it now but once upon a time there was no such thing as the Internet. In 1995 Jayne Rodgers decided to research this thing that barely existed, hypothesizing that it had the potential to change the world – or at least political activism – for the better. This presentation takes a journey through time, from the dark days of dial up through armchair activism to the Prime Minister on Twitter world we now inhabit. Was she right? Did the Internet change the world for the better? Sit back and enjoy the presentation then let’s have a heated debate…
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Rose will talk about the unspeakability of sanitation, toilets and shit, and how the social prudishness around our most inescapable bodily function causes huge damage to the economy, development and particularly the prospects of women. She’ll look at sanitation issues in the developing world but also here, where 50% of public toilets been closed down, leaving many elderly trapped at home for fear of not finding a safe clean toilet.
After all, everybody poops.
Emma is the Chief of Play at Cultivate, developing and producing creative projects and helping clients to develop relationships and communities. Emma has variously worked to create a buzz at launches for heritage buildings, community hubs, galleries, museums, and cultural organisations, helping companies utilise collaborative technologies and social media to engage and connect with individuals and develop communities.
Emma is currently operating four public-facing projects – The Culture Vulture, Cultural Conversations, Playful Leeds and her most recent initiative is March of the Robots, an upcoming year-round adventure for Leeds, celebrating our fascination with robot culture.
March is allowing Emma to engage and explore the city’s cultures, communities and structures in innovative ways, using play as a means to unwrap a city’s potential. Take a look at Emma’s campaign to adopt a robot-in-residence for the city of Leeds!
Find Emma on Twitter as @culturevultures.
With a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship, Erinma has been exploring the cultural value of citizen science and innovative ways the public can participate in biomedical research.
Trained originally as a neuroscientist, Erinma’s career spans the film, TV and cultural sector. Recent citizen-led initiatives including: Manchester Beacon and Catalyst, exploring how technology can support citizen-led social innovation.
Erinma blogs about everyoneandeverything and seasonal food. As co-founder of creative social enterprise, Squirrel Nation, she makes movies to imagine alternative futures, the latest is also the subject of her talk for TEDxCity2.0, Everyday Growing Futures.