As part of its WeAreEquals programme, the British Council is supporting the MUTEK ES Symposium taking place at Casa SEAT in Barcelona on 3rd and 4th March; two days of panels, talks, shows and networking in which to debate and analyse from a gender perspective the impact that Technology and Science have on the past, present and future of culture and in particular on the field of digital and sound creation.
March 3, 18.30h
Ludovic Assémat, Head of Arts of the British Council in Spain, will present the panel 'Algorithmic Justice in a Gender Key' with the participation of Linda Coogan Byrne, consultant and founder of Culture Change Why Not Her? (Ireland) and Lorenzo Porcaro, Music Technology Group of the Pompeu Fabra University (MTG/UPF) of Barcelona.
Linda Coogan Byrne is a Music Industry Consultant with 15 years of experience in the international and domestic music industry and is CEO of Award-Winning PR & Marketing Company Good Seed PR. She has represented well-known acts and bands such as REM, Underworld, Groove Armada, Robyn, Röyksopp and many more.
She is also an activist and campaigner for gender diversity and equality and is managing director of Culture Change company Why Not Her?. Her Gender Disparity Data Reports focusing on the lack of diversity and womxn across Radio in the UK and Ireland, sparked one of the biggest equality movements in the music industry and have garnered over 150 million+ in audience reach.
March 3, 19.25h
Linda O'Keeffe, research artist and director of Women in Sound Women on Sound (WISWOS), will present her organisation's journey to the intersection of science and technology, ethics and communication. The goal of WISWOS is to give visibility to women working in the wide-ranging areas of sound, from music technology to sound art, sound and society.
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