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Groundbreaking event merges technology, art, advertising and theatre

Media and arts magazine Imperica has announced its main event for 2014. Called New Horizons, it brings a variety of people, disciplines, and interests together in one provocative, thought-provoking, enormously creative day.

 
PRLog - Jan. 10, 2014 - OXFORD, U.K. -- As has been the case with Imperica's past events (2012’s Horizons, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer and 2013’s Mirror Mirror, on augmented reality and literature), the publication's intention is to do something a little different from the “death by Powerpoint” format so common at other events.

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/newhorizons. Enter the promotion code “2014” for a 20% discount (£70.22 with discount, £87.77 without). Payment can be made in a range of currencies including Bitcoin.

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/researcher/curator in a wide range of art forms and Lecturer, Brunel University

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.

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