Speakers, Artists & partners

Posted by chichi | | Monday 26 October 2009 10.33 am

Comixed: Playback Identities as part of Play Space at Contact

Provocateurs (‘speakers’)

Dr Steve Millington, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Erica Wright, Research Associate, Associate Lecturer and Artist at Manchester Metropolitan University

China Mills, Manchester Metropolitan University


DJ Jomo

Richard Ramchurn, albinomosquito

David Oates

Playback Contact

Baba Israel

Dawn Crandell

Keisha Thompson

Greg Foster


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Comixed: Enhanced as part of FutureEverything and the Manchester Science Festival

Provocateurs (‘speakers’)

Mike Ryan, CEO – Idaho

MikeRyanPhotoMike is a highly successful entrepreneur who has built his company Idaho in 10 years to one of the regions’ leading new media players. He eats lives and breathes technology and has helped many large organisations on their future IT strategy. More


Mark Gasson, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading

MarkGassonPhoto Dr. Mark Gasson is a senior research fellow at the School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, UK. His current research predominantly focuses on user-centric applications of emerging technologies, with specific focus on pushing the envelope of Human-Machine interaction. In 2009 he demonstrated the privacy issues of creating detailed behavioural profiles using GPS in mobile phones, and also became the first human to be infected by a computer virus using an RFID device implanted in his hand. More


Conway Mothobi FRAS, School of Computing and Mathematics, MMU, Manchester

ConwayMothobiPhoto Is a Mathematician and Space Scientist by education and training – therefore cosmology and space exploration are very close to his heart. One of his roles at the university is providing education and public outreach through a variety of public engagement activities. He is the founder and
Knowledge Anchor of the “Let’s get Astrophysical on Oxford Road” (Manchester) public lecture series now entering its fourth season.. More


Richard Ramchurn, Albino Mosquito

RichardRamchurnImageRichard Ramchurn, born of mixed Mauritian Scottish heritage grew up in central Scotland in the 1980s-90s. He trained in illustration and animation at Manchester Met. Cutting his teeth in the Manchester art scene of the early 00s; he produced live art performances and painting exhibitions always with an eye to evolve to film making. Since 2002 he has been making moving AV work of many verities, with screenings at the ICA, Contact Theatre, Bluecoats, Greenroom to name a few.


Mauro Camel

MauroCamelImageMauro Camal is a portuguese artist born in Mozambique, he arrived Manchester in 2006 and since then has been developing work in performance, film and live art.
He’s inspirations translate into different art forms all focussed on relationships, human interaction and social/political context.


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