FutureGaze: The Future of Digital Culture

Join us for FutureGaze, a series of conversations providing time out to reflect and gaze into the future of the creative industries.




FutureGaze is a lunchtime series brought to you by Creative Edinburgh, providing time out to reflect and gaze into the future of the creative industries.

In conversation with Caroline Parkinson, we welcome creative leaders who have innovated and led significant changes in their creative business, artistic or academic practice over the past year to share what the future looks like for them – and for the creative and cultural sector.

Join us as we collectively gaze into the future of the creative and cultural sector, stimulate ideas for your creative future, and get inspired to strive towards it.

What does FutureGaze explore?

From new ways of accessing digital audiences to new artistic sustainability practices, FutureGaze will cover a range of themes that impact creative freelancers, sole traders and businesses.

Joined by a lineup from across the creative industries, Caroline will delve into the radical shifts in thinking and practice they’ve made over the past couple of years and explore what’s been learned through these changes. We will reflect on how clients and audiences may have changed and how they think the sector may need to adapt. We will share the innovations they have developed or harnessed to facilitate change and what‚Äôs on the horizon, ready to drive forward their work into a sustainable future.

June’s Discussion: The Future of Digital Culture

As we emerge from Covid-19 restrictions a degree of uncertainty remains on how we as audiences will, or want to, engage with cultural activity in-person or online. What benefits of the digital response that the cultural sector created do we want to retain? What skills are needed to continue to innovate and deliver in this way? What advantages has digital delivery brought to audiences but also for the longer term in adding to the digital archive of cultural work? Can we build upon what has been developed? How can we maximise the potential of our cultural archives? What are the implications, benefits and policy decisions we need to consider as we move forward? Join me in our next lunchtime FutureGaze conversation with Prof Melissa Terras, Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh.

The event is finished.


Jun 08 2022


7:00 am - 8:00 am

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