Futuresonic 2008 – Manchester

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Save £90 on a delegate pass for this acclaimed international conference focused on the impact and implications of Online, Mobile and Unplugged Social Networking. Futuresonic is offering Delegate Passes at £60 for anyone registering for the conference before February 1st.

Full Futuresonic 2008 Festival and Conference Programme announced in February 2008


Contact Theatre, Manchester UK
1 – 2 May with supporting events 30 April & 3 May 2008

The Futuresonic Conference brings opinion formers, futurologists, artists, technologists and scientists from the digital culture, music and art communities together around shared issues to do with technology, society, art and the city. Discover the small sparks that unfold into new ways of seeing the world and critically explore the latest upgrade affecting today’s digital culture.


Online, Mobile and Unplugged Social Networking explored by leading figures developing the next generation of social software alongside Richard Stallman founder of the Free Software movement and Gerd Leonhard on the future of music, plus sessions on mobile social software, freeing space in the augmented city, the future of music, how game design can revolutionise social software, OpenID and who is keeping an eye on the kids.

The format of this year’s conference will reflect the ‘social’ theme.
It will combine keynotes, critical debates, demos and experiences with open space and participatory sessions.


Until February 1st 2008 Early Bird delegate passes can be purchased for £60 (offer ends 1 February) and includes a Festival Music Pass (usually £45) giving free access to key festival events. This is a saving of £90 on the full Delegate Pass price. Priority booking options and a registration form can be downloaded at http:// www.futuresonic.com/tickets or, alternatively, send your name and address to ideas2008@futuresonic.com and we will send one to you.

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Futuresonic 2008
1 – 5 May, Manchester UK

Futuresonic is an annual festival of Art, Music and Ideas now in its 12th year. Full Futuresonic 2008 Programme announced in February 2008.

The Art strand presents Social Networking Unplugged, a major art exhibition presenting a critical exploration of social networking, connecting this to the festival’s long-standing interest in social and participatory artworks which re-imagine the city. Featuring new commissioned artworks from international artists, a call for projects and linked open space conference, including many world firsts.

The RZA – the genius behind Wu-tang Clan and producer of soundtracks for Kill Bill and Ghost Dog – headlines the Music strand as Body Digital alongside Venetian Snares, Doppler Efekt and many more in a cross-section of international mavericks, risk-takers, boundary- breakers and radical music makers at 30 venues city wide.

Submissions are now invited to the EVNTS strand, for details see http://www.futuresonic.com