In the next Expanded Narrative meeting Media Futures, Nico Macdonald & Laura North will be giving a talk concerning transmedia and current developments in digital publishing that impact on content producers. Everyone welcome.

Media Futures

Date: Wednesday February 13th, 2.00 – 3.30pm
Venue: Peninsula Gallery, Plymouth University, UK, Free Admission

The current Media Futures project focuses on publishing and innovation, and has included Publish! A Day of Innovation on the Future of the Book at the Watershed in Bristol, a Book Hackday and Publish! New Players, New Innovations at St Brides. The programme has been supported by the Creative Industries iNet, Cyprus Well, Plymouth University and NESTA.



Laura North

Laura North is Co-Director of Media Futures. Laura co-programmed the Future City series for the Mayor of London’s Office, which included events on the future of the creative industries and technology. She was part of the central team at the National Year of Reading 2008, where she developed projects on digital innovation and literacy. She is a children’s book author, with nine titles published by Hachette.





Nico Macdonald Photo credit Matt Locke

Nico Macdonald consults on innovation, design and media with clients in publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications. He co-created the BBC Innovation Labs, and in 2008 founded Media Futures, a high-level and hands-on project on media, society and innovation. The current Media Futures project, the Future of Publishing, has encompassed Publish! A Day of Innovation on the Future of the Book at the Watershed in Bristol and a Book Hackday in London. He is author of ‘What is Web Design?’, published by RotoVision, and writes for publications including the RSA Journal, the GuardianBlueprint and Creative Review. Read on at





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