Frank Boyd has been one of the UK’s new media pioneers since establishing the Arts Technology Centre in 1989.
He was a founder of the European Multimedia Labs, the Digital Media Alliance and BAFTA¹s Interactive Entertainment Awards before joining the BBC Innovation and Learning as Director of Creative Development. At the BBC Frank directed development labs for interactive television, broadband and cross-platform production.
Recently he has worked with London Development Agency on policy and programmes to support the audio-visual sector and creative industries. Projects he was instrumental in launching included PACT’s Rights Lab and the London Games Festival
He established Unexpected Media in 2002 to support innovation and creative research in future media. The company designs events, seminars and labs for a clients in the public and private sectors. Recent projects include The BBC Innovation Labs for the BBC, the international Crossover programme including a series of labs for commissioning editors at Channel 4.
Andre KtoriSANDPIT PROJECT DIRECTOR
Acting Head, Design Department Newport School of Art Media and Design University of Wales Newport
Working in computer music for over 25 years (yes the BBC Acorn, the Apple IIe and Commodore 64) Andre is best known for his work in Interactive Music. He founded the Interactive Music collective AudioRom in the mid 90’s creating enhanced interactive music CD’s such as ShiftControl winning a BAFTA for Design, a Mila Dor for entertainment in Cannes and a Millennium Award for Design and Innovation.
AudioRom’s interactive music installations have been internationally exhibited at galleries such as The Tate Britain, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and Musée du Louvre. Andre has performed at festivals such as ISEA and Fuse and developed networked performances at FCMM in Montreal and NEMO Amsterdam linked to the AudioRom venue in London called Port55.
More recently Andre has worked in convergence media developing for organisations such as the BBC, Sky, Open, V2 and Nokia. He has also partnered in various creative arts labs and research projects for The DTI, European Commission, London Arts Board and the BBC. In the last 5 years Andre founded Music at the Newport School of Art, Media and Design and has developed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Creative Music and the sound and music applied research and enterprise initiative called Future Music Lab. Andre is currently producing new generative sound and image works for enhanced CD and 2.0 and interactive music apps for iPhone.
Professor Hefin Rowlands
Professor Hefin Rowlands was awarded a University of Wales Personal Chair in 2002 in Quality Management. He currently holds the post of Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Wales, Newport with overall responsibilities for developing research culture across the University.
He is a member of the University’s Institute Advanced Broadcasting advisory panel. He worked for over 10 years at Cardiff University where he achieved his PhD in 1994 on research in combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) eg. Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, with quality tools and techniques.
He has successfully supervised over 10 PhD students to completion and has been external examiner at a number of UK Universities including Nottingham, Warwick and Southampton. He regularly reviews papers on Quality Management for a wide range of international journals. He is an editorial board member of the International Journal for Competitive Advantage. He is a Chartered member of the IET and an Executive Committee member of the IET’s Management Professional Network.
Tim Land is a lecturer on Creative Sound & Music. He has an extensive background in music production, performance and independent music business.
After Graduating from University of Westminster’s Commercial Music degree (1996) Tim developed his production skills as in house engineer for Tongue & Groove records. He then joined interactive music cooperative Audiorom resulting in installation work at the ICA and being awarded a BAFTA for Enhanced Music CDRom – Shift Control (1998)
Signing to Hospital records as ‘Landslide’ Tim produced his debut solo album ‘Drum & Bossa’ (2000) which was also released by Sony (Japan) & OM (US). International DJ tours included Japan, America and Europe. Live performances included main stage at the Big Chill Festival. Extensive remix duties followed including work for Nitin Sawney, London Elektricity & Bugz in the Atttic. Tim has also released EP’s for labels including Wah Wah, Compost & Sick Trumpet. The second Landslide artist album ‘Medical History’ was released on Hospital (2006). Recent EP releases include Tim’s own label’s Landmass Recordings and Round the Houses. The third Landslide artist album is set for release in October 2009.
Tim was a key member of ‘London Elektricity live’ which extensively toured worldwide between 2003 – 2006. Winner of best live act 2004& 2005 Knowledge Awards.
Commercial production credits include music for SKY/ BBC /BAFTA /EXTREME MUSIC /KPM /DIGIFREAK covering games, animations, short film, exhibitions, radio idents & TV.
DJ radio broadcasts include Radio One, 1xtra, XFM, KISS. DJ residencies have included Plastic People, Herbal, & Big Chill (London)
Current research interests include future music economies for independent artists.