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Social Networks to Second Life – Seminar on development of virtual platforms

12 September, 2pm
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Social Networks to Second Life – Seminar on development of virtual platforms

This seminar session explored the on-going development of virtual platforms that allow creative exchange between artists and practitioners across the world – Social Networks to Second Life. The seminar explored examples of online collaboration and exchange, and looked to identify potential for developing proposals to support the maintenance and growth of the WSD2013 website as a living archive and legacy of this event, and also to help launch WSD2017.

Session leader:
Mathew Talfan, Head of External Relations, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
& Project Manager for website

Seminar supported by Arts Council of Wales

Key contributors

Katherine Jewkes, National Theatre Wales

Katherine is the Digital Associate at National Theatre Wales. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of roles within the arts, but over the last few years has focussed on projects which pulled together different creative disciplines with a digital slant. In 2010, she founded Arts Collective LTD and has also worked as a Research Associate at the University of Warwick, in the Cultural Policy Department, where she looked at the NESTA/ACE/AHRC funded projectHappenstance.

Alongside her role at NTW, Katherine currently works one day per week as Freelance Digital Producer at Battersea Arts Centre, where she project manages the NESTA, ACE and AHRC funded, Digital R&D project Scratchr.

Tom Beardshaw, Native HQ

Tom Beardshaw is a founder of Social Media agency NativeHQ which has worked with clients such as National Theatre Wales, the Welsh Government and RWCMD. He is interested in online communities and collaboration, empowering people and brands to create their own media conversations and the use of digital for social good. He is also the founder of – the leading website for new fathers in the UK.