Bill Thompson
Bill Thompson


Thursday 7 April 2011

Talks on digital art, culture and film on the first Thursday of the month

Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the digital world’s greatest artists, thinkers and doers with the Lighthouse Monthly Talks. Technology critic and commentator on digital culture, Bill Thompson, was the April 2011 speaker.

Bill Thompson
Bill Thompson

Lighthouse was delighted to welcome well-known technology critic and commentator on digital culture – Bill Thompson – to Lighthouse for our April Monthly talk.

Currently working for the BBC as the Head of Partnership Development for the BBC Archives, Thompson is a pioneer of new media in the UK. He founded The Guardian’s New Media Lab in 1995, setting up and editing the first Guardian website. He has worked as a freelance journalist, author, public speaker, web developer, consultant and policy advisor. Thompson has a widely read weekly column, Billboard, on the BBC News website, and appears regularly as a studio expert on the BBC World Service’s ‘Digital Planet’. He is a member of the Cambridge Film Trust and sits on the board of the Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Thompson gave a talk entitled, “The Arts in the Age of Screens”. His talk was prompted by his experiences at the BBC, in light of the recent European Commission report on a new cultural Renaissance that looks set to follow the digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage. The talk was introduced by Anthony Lilley (CEO of Magic Lantern).

Enabled by Screen South and the RIFE lottery funding programme.

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