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Cambridge Hi-tech Cluster and the Creative Industries

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How can people and businesses working in the Creative Industries engage with the Cambridge high technology cluster and vice versa?

Alan Blackwell’s presentation will explore this and tell us what the future holds for businesses at each end of the spectrum.

Alan Blackwell is Reader in Interdisciplinary Design at the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, having prior qualifications in professional engineering, computing, comparative religion and experimental psychology. He has over 20 years experience of designing industrial systems, electronic and software products. He has taught design courses and supervised postgraduate design research students in Computing, Architecture, Psychology, Languages, Music and Engineering. He studies public policy in cultural sector research, and serves on advisory boards for initiatives such as City University Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, and Anglia Ruskin research institute in Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE). He was a director of Living East, the cultural consortium for the East of England for 5 years, and a member of staff at Cambridge Consultants. He is founder and co-director of Crucible, the Cambridge network for research in interdisciplinary design.

Entry fee: £2 members, £6 non-members Annual membership £10 – payable at the door.

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