Amplified Publishing Showcase Exploring Future Models of Content Creation
Bristol + Bath Creative R+D invite you to join a showcase of work created through Amplified Publishing, an R&D project exploring new technologies, ways of generating income and value and the creative challenges when building communities for publishing.
The Amplified Publishing Showcase brings together publishers and creators across multiple sectors – from games, music, books, magazines, video and audio. The showcase is the culmination of a year of research and prototyping by the research fellows and the prototyping teams selected and funded by the Amplified Publishing pathfinder.
The live discussions with the research fellows and industry partners at the showcase will be streamed online and are free to watch. These discussions will explore themes ranging from new ways to generate income and value, ethical and inclusive practices, as well as the creative challenges of building communities.
Please use the following link to the livestream on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYiy0QxUEPw
11:10-11:55 Ways of Creating: How Can New Technologies Help Us Reach New Audiences?
While new technologies enable creativity, from hybrid venues to ethical avatars, new technology brings with it multiple issues around ethics and inclusion. The panellists include:
- Robin Collings, Founder and Commercial Director of Lost Horizon and Amplified Publishing Prototype Fellow. Research includes: transforming the live festival experience via a virtual digital twin of Lost Horizon.
- Mel McCree, Academic Fellow, Bath Spa University. Research includes: the effect of technology on future audiences, specifically children.
- Agnieszka Przbyszewska, Academic Fellow, Bath Spa University. Research includes: exploring VR and storytelling and future technology.
- Jasmine Richards, Amplified Publishing Research Fellow. Research includes: creating content that is reflective of all audiences.
Chaired by Tom Abba, Amplified Publishing Research Fellow and a specialist in the convergence of narrative, books and future platforms for storytelling and design.
12:30-13:15 Creating Value: How Can We Generate Income and Value Through Publishing and Content Creation?
This session explores business models and new routes to income. The panellists include:
- James Binns, Executive Chair of Network N and an Amplified Publishing Prototype Fellow. Research includes: the creation of Follower TV and a viable finance model for the new prototype.
- Louise Brailey, Editor of Crack Magazine, an Amplified Publishing Industry Partner. Research includes: transferring print to online and how to establish streams of income through both.
- Lily Green, Amplified Publishing Research Fellow. Research includes: integrating print, audio and accessibility.
- Grace Kess, Amplified Publishing Research Fellow. Research includes: how to monetise community-focussed content.
Chaired by Gill Wildman, Director of Upstarter and a specialist in bringing design methods and approaches into creative and social microbusinesses.
14:45-15:30 Building Communities: What are the Creative Challenges of Building Communities for Publishing?
This session explores future possibilities for chat forums, accessibility, comments sections and communities online and off. The panellists include:
- Jack Gibbons, Founder of Bricks Bristol, an Amplified Publishing Industry Partner. Research includes: social enterprise and supporting local and creative communities.
- Linus Harrison, Amplified Publishing Research Fellow. Research includes: exploring the possibilities in publishing with neurodivergent sensory experience at the forefront.
- Sammy Jones, Amplified Publishing Research Fellow. Research includes: examination of comments sections on websites.
- Vinay Namboodiri, Academic Fellow, Bath Spa University. Research includes: enabling communication for hearing impaired and speech impaired users.
- James Wheale, Co-founder of Stormjar and an Amplified Publishing Prototype Fellow. Research includes: exploring what makes a ‘good’ community and how to create this community through accessibility and inclusion.
Chaired by Amy Spencer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries. Research includes: digital writing, ambient literature, collaborative authorship and do-it-yourself cultural production.
This programme is part of the Bristol + Bath Creative Research and Development Partnership. Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a £6.8 million collaboration that aims to raise the bar for the region’s creative industries. The five-year programme seeks to forge connections and partnerships in Bristol and Bath. Bristol+Bath Creative R+D believes in inclusivity, sharing knowledge, inspiring creativity and innovation, creating crossovers and even greater opportunities in the local area. Bristol+Bath Creative R+D has offered a suite of support to the region’s businesses, creatives, artists and thinkers to experiment with new and emerging technologies, conduct research, and develop prototype products and experiences to share with the public.
The link to the livestream on YouTube will be added closer to the date.
All three discussions will be livestreamed on YouTube with closed captions and BSL interpretation. You will be able to engage with the discussion through the chat function on YouTube and by using the hashtag #APShowcase22.