Steering committee

Elisenda Ardévol is chair of the ECREA Digital Culture and Communication theme, and Professor of Social and Visual Anthropology at Barcelona University. She is involved in a number of projects round visual and media anthropology using innovative new media methods, and is firmly located within a European and global environment.

Steve Benford is Professor of Collaborative Computing at Nottingham University and Co-founder of the Mixed Reality Lab. He is Co-Investigator for the DE Horizon Hub and currently holds an EPSRC Dream Fellowship entitled “Inspiration, Immersion and Impact with the Creative Industries”.

Tim Boon is Chief Curator of the Science Museum, London, and has published extensively on science, technology, medicine, and film.

Jude England is head of the Social Science Collections and Research at the British Library where she supports KE between researchers, practitioners and policymakers and promotes public understanding and awareness of the value of social science research.

Natalie Fenton is Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmith University. She is Co-Director of the Leverhulme Media Research Centre and the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy. She is currently leading a project entitled ‘Spaces of the News’.

Angela McFarlane is Director of Public Engagement and Learning at Kew Gardens and Visiting Professor at Kings College London. She is responsible for the public programme at Kew, including the visitor experience of the gardens, visitor services, marketing, PR, publishing, digital media and education. She was Professor of Education at Bristol University until 2008 where she published and researched widely on Education and led a number of international projects.

Alex Morrison is Managing Director of CogApps. He has extensive experience in relation to audience interaction and digital engagement and has led groundbreaking work for many institutions including nine national museums, the BBC and Ten Downing Street. Recent projects include the Eyewitness iPad travel apps for Dorling Kindersley and the website for The Metropolitan Museum in New York. He is Chairman of Wired Sussex, a non-executive director of the Public Catalogue Foundation and a member of the PACT Interactive Media Group.

Patrick Russell is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction) at the BFI National Archive, where he heads up the team responsible for the acquisition, management and interpretation of the Archive’s non-fiction holdings. Previous experience includes work at the BBC archive and at the East Anglia Film Archive.

Sue Thexton is Director at Thexton Worlock Ltd and has extensive experience of working within the Creative and Software industries. She has been Vice President of EMEA, Managing Director of ITN Source, and General Manager of Adobe Europe and UK (agreed in writing, letter of support pending.

Keri Facer is Professor of Educational & Social Futures at the University of Bristol. From 2002-2008 she was Research Director at Futurelab where she brought together researchers, educators, digital artists, computer scientists and young people to create prototypes of new approaches to education. Between 2007-2009 she led the Beyond Current Horizons strategic foresight programme for the Department for Children, Schools and Families. She is now an AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme, working in particular on researching and imagining the future of the university.