SMC_MCR September: Something interesting in 5 minutes

We have something a bit different lined up for October’s SMC_MCR (more on that nearer the time). In the meantime, for September we’ve got another chance to share something interesting in 5 minutes. If you missed it last month, Northology has videos of the talks (thanks Nathan!).

This is a chance to share interesting new technology, discussion about online social movements, online trends, innovative digital projects you’re involved in or anything else you want to share – come along and tell us about it. The only thing off-limits is promotional talks for commercial enterprises.

So far, speakers include:

Ben Light of Salford University discussing his work with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Imperial War Museum. Both projects are concerned with how you might engage people via digital media and he has some initial thoughts to share about the visitor/audiences perceived appropriateness of this.

Lee Evans of Stockport-based mobile startup SurveyMe on how the latest mobile technology developments are rapidly pushing the boundaries at the cutting edge of customer experience management.

Adrian Slatcher discussing a transmedia fiction project that formed part of the recent AND festival in Manchester.

Christopher Hackett on why you’ll want near-field communication (NFC) capabilities built into your next phone.

Duncan Hull on what Manchester and its universities can do to keep students from leaving to pursue science, engineering and technical careers elsewhere in the world.

If you want to take part as a speaker, please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch.

If you just want to come along and see what everyone else has to share, please add your name to our Lanyrd page. It’s always a fun night with a friendly crowd.

Date: Tuesday 4th September
Time: 18:00 -21:00
Venue: The Northern: 56 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LW UPDATE: We’ll now be at Barcelona, 6 Hilton Street, Manchester, M4 1LA (map)
Entry is free, as usual

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Image credit: Christopher Sessums

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