Manchester Metropolitan University
Director, Digital Innovation
Paul Bason has a background in managing complex multimedia projects for prestigious museums and galleries around the world. This includes being Creative Director for the world’s largest audio-visual exhibit at Expo 2000 in Hannover. As Director of Digital Innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University he has responsibility for building relationships with broadcasters, agencies and other companies in the North West’s digital media sector. He has a particular interest in usability and service design and how these principles can be applied to harness technology for new approaches to education and economic growth. Paul is currently also leading aspects of the university’s new School of Digital Arts, a new £35m future media school due to open in 2021.
Roundtable 1: Get Real
Realtime engines, VR and the future of production In the not too distant future linear programme making is likely to be a thing of the past. Content will be created from a series of objects that are assembled according to our interests and circumstances, underpinned by the next generation of games technology. Bringing together experts from the technology and production sector this session will examine what this means for programme producers and looks at the opportunities to develop completely new experiences for audiences.
An update on Manchester Metropolitan University's plans for the exciting new School of Digital Arts (SODA) opening in 2021 in a £35million new building.
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