Speakers and participants will come from a range of industries and practices: theatre, media, communications, art, technology, and cryptocurrencies (particularly the now-ubiquitous Bitcoin). Experts and practitioners from these and other fields will be on stage at New Horizons, talking about the past, present, and future of creativity and how we “think and do” as individuals and as a society at large. The intention is for delegates to leave the day with new ideas, new visions, and new friends.
The event will be hosted by two leaders in their respective fields. Louisa Heinrich is a strategist, speaker, designer, instigator, and the founder of futures agency Superhuman. Leila Johnston is a well-known writer, speaker, artist, hacker, and the publisher of digital arts and tech magazine Hack Circus.
There will also be a set of “stalls” around the event space. Stallholders include Garudio Studiage, a collective of artists from Peckham, south London, who will be bringing along a collection of humorous and delightful gifts to sell.
“We’re really excited about bringing New Horizons to life,” said Paul Squires, Publisher of Imperica. “We're introducing a brand new, immersive, event format where people from across a diverse range of disciplines and sectors can come together in a way that brings the audience into the discussion, rather than talking at them. As Imperica continues to grow as a unique, always interesting magazine, we hope our readers and those more widely interested in our topics will join us in March.”
New Horizons takes place on Friday 7 March 2014 at the Proud Archivist, a new bar and events space on the Regent's Canal, by Haggerston Overground Station.
Tickets can be booked online at www.imperica.com/
Notes to editors
1. Imperica is an online magazine covering the intersection between art, technology, advertising, and culture. Launched in 2010, it is published by Perini, a product development business based in Oxford.
2. The full list of speakers for New Horizons is:
Camille Baker - artist-performer/
David M. Berry - writer and Reader in Media & Communication, University of Sussex
Charlotte Crofts - producer and lecturer in Film, University of the West of England
Clare Gaydon - actor, writer, theatre-maker and artistic director, Everything I Own
Martha Henson - digital producer, Tate and co-founder, MecaMobile
Richard Huntington - Director of Strategy, Saatchi & Saatchi
Dani Lurie - Co-founder and former Associate Editor, Oh Comely magazine
Michael Parsons - the UK's leading expert on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency
Luke Robert Mason - writer and researcher in emerging technologies
Antonio Roberts - as Hello Catfood, the UK's leading glitch artist
Shardcore - artist, theorist and digital provocateur
Kate Sicchio - choreographer, media artist, performer, and Senior Lecturer in Dance, University of Lincoln
Roy Ascott - Professor of Technoetic Arts at Plymouth University, and one of the UK's foremost digital media theorists.
We'll also have music from performers including chiptune maestro Matt Westcott.