Introducing Birmingham Open Media

Creative Pie
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, UK
14th November 2014

Introducing Birmingham Open Media (BOM)
I was delighted to be asked to talk about a brand new initiative that I am lucky enough to be involved with.

Last year Karen Newman (formerly of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and FACT, Manchester) and joined Coventry to be one of our new Research Fellows in the Centre for Disruptive Media. A key part of her fellowship was researching and developing the opportunity to create a new centre/hub in the Midlands with a focus on photography and technology. Later that same year Birmingham Open Media was born and set about opening its door just next door to the (soon to be completed) John Lewis at the fabulously redesigned Birmingham New Street station.

As one of the Directors, alongside Stuart Whipps (photographer), Heather Corcoran (Rhizome) and Professor Simon Bolton (BCU), I am sometimes asked to talk about this exciting new venture, today was one of those occasions…

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