>From: "Keeble, Leigh" <L.M.Keeble@...>
>> Forthcoming Conference Announcement
>> Organised by:
>> The Community Informatics Research & Applications Unit (CIRA),
>> University of Teesside,
>> Creative and Connected
>> 12th - 14th September 2001-06-15
>> Now everybody's a Media Personality!
>> Millions of individuals and communities throughout the world are creating
>> their own Web Pages, joining Internet discussion forums, exchanging
>> information and providing advice through e-mail, or creating their own
>> broadcasts through audio/visual webcasting. Most activity takes place
>> outside the traditional media channels and enables people to become their
>> own newscasters, artists, politicians, educators, healers, and gossip
>> columnists. The creative potential of this new media and its consequences
>> for community regeneration and development is the focus of this conference
>> organised by CIRA, University of Teesside, on 12th-14th September 2001.
>> The event is structured to provide an opportunity to explore ways of using
>> the new technologies to stimulate community development through the
>> of jobs, improve public services, enhance cultural prospects, overcome
>> isolation, provide business opportunities and foster social inclusion.
>> Our Keynote Speaker is Howard Rheingold, one of the world's gurus of
>> cyberspace and digital culture. An author, journalist, and editor, Howard
>> also a visionary, a futurist, and a synthesiser of today's ever-changing
>> telecommunications applications.
>> For further information and booking form click on to our website:
>> www.cira.org.uk/creativeandconnected. Or contact: Claire Taylor, Senior
> > Administrator, Community Informatics Research & Applications Unit,
> > University of Teesside, Middlesbrough TS1 3BA.
> > Tel: (01642) 342710
> > Email: c.taylor@...
>> Research Fellow
>> University of Teesside
>> Middlesbrough TS1 3BA
>> Tel: 01642 342710
>> Fax: 01642 342711
> > www.cira.org.uk
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