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August 15, 2006

What a gas

PICNIC'06 is a new Amsterdam event to do with "creativity in cross media content and technology". PICNIC includes a conference, lectures, an exhibition, art installations, and parties. The conference (I'm speaking at it on the Friday) will explore the distribution of content over different channels and will examine new interfaces and tools which enable people to "live their lives online". That bit sounds sad. But an intriguing roster of speakers includes John Underkoffler, advisor to Steven Spielberg on Minority Report; John de Mol, co-founder of Endemol and a legendary format designer (ie Big Brother); Dan Gillmor, Director of the Center for Citizen Media; Matt Locke, Head of Innovation at BBC New Media & Technology; and Justin Kneist, founder of Fabchannel which won a Webby this year for best music site. September 27-29 at Westergasfabriek, the cultural facility located in a former gas factory.

Posted by John Thackara at August 15, 2006 04:49 PM


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