Jane MacDonald, of the Edinburgh College of Art, is coordinator and administrator of the TOTeM (Tales of Things & Electronic Memory) research project.
Tales of Things enables any object to be directly linked to a video or text “biography” that describes its history and background. Launched in 2010, the TalesOfThings.com website is part of the TOTeM: Tales of Things & Electronic Memory research project, a collaboration between five universities and the Research Council’s UK Digital Economy programme.
The project has been driven by an interest in people, artefacts, memories, time, space and technology, exploring what happens when real objects, people and stories are hyperlinked via the web.
Maureen Pennock is the Web Archive Engagement & Liaison Manager for the British Library. Maureen expertise is in digital preservation, archiving and curation with a great deal of experience in digital cultural heritage initiatives, particularly libraries and archives.
Most recently Maureen’s been involved in devising and delivering new, innovative projects to increase usage, content & permissions for archiving; exploring new opportunities for scholarly access and developing social media & engagement strategies.
You can find Maureen on Twitter as @mopennock and some of her previous presentations at UKOLN.
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, largely considered to be the world’s foremost computer book publisher.
Tim has built an exceptional reputation as one of Silicon Valley’s most farsighted individuals, famously defining his work as “changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators” and to ”amplify the faint signals of the alpha-geeks.”
Tim’s has been are the forefront of almost every noteworthy development in computing for over 30 years; publishing ebooks, the first commercial websites, popularising the open source and web 2.0 movements and galvanising technologists into activism under the umbrella of Gov 2.0 and Code for America.
Tim has a special connection with Bradford, with fond memories of the city during visits to his maternal grandparents. So, it’s a special pleasure to welcome Tim as our guest for TEDxBradford2012, joining us via Skype from Washington DC.
Joolz Denby is a writer, poet, spoken-word performer, illustrative and fine artist, tattooist, art curator and photographer.
Joolz also works in the music industry, as a recording artist, illustrative artist for New Model Army and is well-known for her work in prisons and with marginalized young people and has performed her work all over the world, played innumerable rock, art and literature festivals and broadcasts on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4.
Joolz closed out TEDxBradford with observations and anecdotes on life in Bradford and her experiences as a creative entrepreneur…
Faisal Galaria has 15 years of experience from consumer internet, media, regulatory and professional services. Formerly Spotify‘s VP of Corporate & Business Development, Managing Director of Kayak, General Manager of Jaman, Director for Europe at Skype and also a Strategy & Policy executive at Ofcom.
At TEDxBradford, Faisal shared his insights from the bleeding edge of the dotcom era in an impromptu conversation with the audience…
Mohammed Ali, aka Aerosol Arabic, is a graffiti artist who has travelled the globe painting street corners with his vibrant murals.
Not only does Ali bring colour to the urban grey spaces, but he bring something of meaning, murals with a message, that deal with some of the issues that exist in the world’s multicultural and multi-faith cities…