FluffyLogic CEO Ana Kronschnabl has been invited to speak on a round table discussion with author Andrew Keen as part of the Watershed Media Centre‘s 25th Birthday Celebrations. The event asks, “What does the growth of the web mean for consumption of culture and for organisations like Watershed?” it features self-proclaimed “antichrist of Silicon Valley” Andrew Keen, author of recent web 2.0 polemic “The Cult of the Amateur – How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy“. Keen, who maintains a blog himself, argues the web is inhabited by second-rate amateurs deluging us with “everything from uninformed political commentary, to unseemly home videos” – and that the rise of blogs, wikis, social networking sites and podcasts – are swiftly destroying our culture.
To cyberspace enthusiasts, Keen isn’t just a heretic, he is an apostate, himself a pioneering dotcom entrepreneur who some see as embittered by the failure of his start-up company. Keen will discuss the implications of his thinking, the impact of the web on culture and consumption and views on the future. The event is at the Watershed in Bristol, Fri 7th September at 7pm.
Update: The video of the event is here.
In 2005 FluffyLogic worked with six businesses based in Bristol as part of the 90 Second Challenge. The challenge was to provide a model for how filmmaking, business and the internet could come together and explored how they could work together – in just 90 seconds – and with style! The 90 Second Challenge gave businesses a chance to dip their toe into the creative pool, via a film project. This project was initiated by the Watershed Media Centre and Arts & Business as part of the Electric Pavilion, a space for creative enquiry which made up one of the main elements of Creative Bristol 2005.
For more info and to watch the 90 second shorts, check our Projects page.