I was interviewed on Sunday evening on BBC News, about the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can watch the interview below. I talk about the impact of the Games on London’s tourism and also the fact that it is unrealistic to expect the Games to have much of a long-term impact outside of East London.
I’ll be speaking at a salon event at this festival of new cinema, digital culture and art on Saturday 1st September. Also speaking will be Jennifer M Jones, the coordinator for #media2012, a national-wide citizen media network for London 2012. We’re contributing to Salon #3 ‘Too big to fail?’, a debate on the costs of hosting a successful Olympics .
You can read much more about AND from their excellent website, from which you can also download the programme for the whole festival. In the text below, the organisers explain what they are all about:
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic regional festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. The festival takes place annually in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with an extended regional programme.
Our mission is to push the boundaries of audience experience through a programme that spills out of galleries and screens into the streets of the Northwest.
With a curatorial attitude of participation and innovation, AND has enabled collaborations across the UK’s pioneering digital, science, design and media sectors.