David Gauntlett – Amplified Creativity: Making is Connecting – Phoenix Square Film and Digital Media Centre, Leicester, 23 February 2011, 7pm

‘Amplified Creativity: Making is Connecting’
Professor David Gauntlett, University of Westminster
7pm Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Phoenix Square Film and Digital Media Centre, Leicester

The talks are free but places are limited. Please register online at http://ampleic230211.eventbrite.com/

Through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections. David Gauntlett will discuss the rise of a ‘making-and-doing’ culture, where people are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007), which was shortlisted for the Times Higher Young Academic Author of the Year Award, and Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (2011). He produces the popular website about media and identities, www.theory.org.uk

Part of a series of monthly talks and conversations at Phoenix Square organised by Amplified Leicester, De Montfort University. The talks start at 7pm and last for one hour. Visit www.amplifiedleicester.com for full details about Amplified Leicester and how to join the online community