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Imagination@Lancaster celebrates art, music and ideas in Manchester

04/19/2007 16:32:25

Leading figures from around the world are converging on Manchester for USE YOUR IMAGINATION, a unique one-day event presented by Imagination@Lancaster, Lancaster University's new interdisciplinary research institute based in LICA, as a part of the Social Technologies Summit and Futuresonic 2007 Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas.

The key creative at Saatchi & Saatchi behind the celebrated T Mobile TV adverts, which feature flexible cityscapes and collapsing walls, will explain how they capture compelling new ideas. Presentations by leading international figures on case studies of collaborations between artists and engineers will be followed by a participatory workshop which aims to introduce you to your next life partner, creating a space in which new collaborations can be hatched, or at the least enabling you to leave with some new contacts and feeling inspired.

USE YOUR IMAGINATION Friday 11 May, 10am-6pm,

Participants include Anne Galloway (Carleton University Ottawa) Charlie Gere (Lancaster University) Steve Dietz (YProductions) Nina Wakeford (INCITE) Giles Lane (Proboscis) Eric Paulos (Intel Research) Paul Domenet (Saatchi & Saatchi) Linda Doyle (Trinity College Dublin) Alan Dix (Lancaster University) Drew Hemment (Lancaster University) Kristina Andersen (STEIM) Laura Watts (Lancaster University)

USE YOUR IMAGINATION is part of FUTURESONIC 2007 ( an Urban Festival of Art, Music and Ideas which features 300 artists and over 30 major events. Kirk Woolford from Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts will be presenting Will.0.w1sp in the festival's Futurevisual strand.