Interactive advice from net expert
Press release issued: 17 March 2004
The brave new world of 'interactive' online services will be the focus of a public lecture at Bristol University on Monday, March 22.
The brave new world of ‘interactive’ online services will be the focus of a public lecture at Bristol University on Monday, March 22.
Called Sex, Drugs and new Interactive Services: Creating New Services for a Networked World, the lecture will be given by Jonathan Drori, Director of Culture Online at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
The lecture will take place during the Colston Research Symposium, a two-day meeting at the University which will bring together leading international experts to discuss evolving technologies and modes of learning.
The meeting is sponsored by the Colston Research Society and organised by the University’s Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Computer Science.
In his lecture, Jonathan Drori will give his personal – and possibly controversial – views on existing online services and, in an interactive session, provide practical tips on how to make and manage a new and exciting service or business.
He said: “Suddenly the word 'interactive' is everywhere. Why should people – educators, broadcasters and advertisers – be so interested in interactivity? What are the opportunities and pitfalls in developing new interactive services? And what can we learn from the gamut of human experiences that we can apply to new services? These are just some of the questions my lecture will attempt to address.”
The lecture takes place at 6.30pm in the Wills Memorial Building. It is free and open to everyone.
The Colston Research Symposium 2004, entitled The Evolution of Learning and Web Technologies: Survival of the Fittest?, takes place from Monday, March 22 to Tuesday, March 23.
Before taking up his post at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Jonathan Drori was MD of the Media and Entertainment division at Scient and Head of Commissioning for BBC Online, Europe's most popular content website. He commissioned the BBC's first Websites and founded the BBC's Education Digital Media Group, responsible for an array of groundbreaking digital services including GCSE Bitesize.