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Monday 7th March 05 – Tuesday 8th March 05
National Museum of Photography,
Film and Television

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Jason Arber, Co-Founder and Senior Editor,

Pixelsurgeon is an online arts magazine with a strong movie focus. Updated daily, it attracts thousands of visitors and is fast-becoming one of the coolest sites on the web. Co-Founder and Senior editor, Jason Arber, will be talking about how he set up and maintains the site and the problems of reviewing movies for a global audience.

  Jason Arber
Neil Young, Film Journalist,

As well as being the Chairman of Sunderland Film Festival and the Guild of Regional Film Writers, Neil Young also writes film reviews for the BBC, Manchester City Life, London Tribune and the popular website, Jigsaw Lounge. In his talk he will discuss some of the ups and downs of Internet journalism, as compared with other types of media, and look ahead at how web-oriented film reviewing may develop in the future.
  Neil Young
Joe Navin, Managing Director, Winona eSolutions

Working with the British Film Institute, Winona have developed websites for both the London Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Managing Director, Joe Navin will discuss his experience working with the BFI focusing on how they implemented a content management system, personalised content and streaming media to bring filmgoers and industry professionals closer to the festival.
  Joe Navin
Tom Woolley, Web Designer,

Tom Woolley has been creating websites at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television for just under three years. Tom’s key role is delivering websites for the four annual film festivals and his talk will focus on the production process behind the new 2005 Bradford Film Festival website, covering issues such as design, CSS, accessibility and usability.
  Tom Woolley
Tim Burnett, Web Manager,

Over the past 4 years Tim has developed the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television web site beyond that of a simple listings service. Tim will be sharing his experiences with web based communities and online booking.
  Tim Burnett
Dr. Ann Borda,

Ann Borda has held strategic and operational roles in academic and cultural organizations with over 10 years experience. She recently held the position of Head of Collections Multimedia at the Science Museum in London where she managed several major web initiatives such as the award-winning Ingenious site (, and was involved in, an innovative e-learning collaboration led by Columbia University.

Ann is presently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Computing Research, London South Bank University, where she has investigated online gaming and museum e-commerce among other topics. Ann concurrently holds the position of Programme Manager with the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee – where she is responsible for the quality delivery of government-funded projects in E-Research and related web-based developments across the UK higher education community.

Ann has published in the areas of new media and collaboration technologies, web applications and content delivery.
Dr. Teresa Numerico

Teresa Numerico (PhD in History of Science) teaches Humanities Computing courses at the Philosophy Faculty and Computing for Museums in the Science Museums Management Masters courses of the University of Bologna (Italy) and New Media theory and techniques at the University of Salerno. She co-edited (with A. Vespignani) Informatica per le scienze umanistiche (Computer science for humanities studies, Mulino, 2003), has published various papers on the history and philosophy of computer science and is about to publish a book on Alan Turing and machine intelligence. She has also worked as a business development and marketing manager for different media companies. Currently she is a visiting researcher at London South Bank University in the UK, having been awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship.
  Dr. Teresa Numerico
Prof. Jonathan Bowen,

Jonathan Bowen is a Professor of Computing at London South Bank University, where he is Deputy Director of the Institute for Computing Research. Previously he was at the University of Reading, the Oxford University Computing Laboratory and Imperial College. He has been involved with the field of computing in both industry and academia since 1977. As well as computer science, his interests also extend to online museums and the history of computing. Bowen established the Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp) in 1994, a web-based directory of museum websites worldwide that has since been adopted by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). He was Honorary Chair at the first Museums and the Web conference in 1997 and has given presentations at each conference since then. He guest edited two special issues of the Museums International journal concerning online museums. In 2002, Bowen founded Museophile Limited (, a spinout company from London South Bank University with the aim to help museums online, especially in the areas of accessibility, discussion forums and collaborative e-commerce. Bowen is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and holds an MA degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University.
  Prof. Jonathan Bowen
Silvia Filippini Fantoni

Silvia Filippini Fantoni is a research student at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where she is working on her PhD about "Personalisation through IT in museums". She graduated in contemporary history from the University of Milan and has experience in working as a researcher at the European Centre for Digital Communication (Heerlen, Netherlands), the McLuhan Institute (Maastricht, Netherlands) and the Louvre Museum (Paris, France), where she focused on developing personalization applications for the new website. The results of work carried out so far have been presented at international conferences and seminars (EVA, ICHIM, Museums and the Web), where positive contributions towards the hypothesis have already been received and have led to interesting collaborations with Dédale on a European Union study on "Cultural Institutions as New Learning Environments", La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).
  Silvia Filippini Fantoni

Alpay Beler

Alpay has held key roles with Internet innovators such as the award-winning (Best Use of Technology - YELL 2000 award) and SohoLondon (, nominated for the YELL 2000 Best Creative Design Agency, where he spearheaded a number of high-profile projects. He also worked as a partner in MyWapWorld, a WAP and web entertainment and service provider, which was the first of its kind in the UK.

Formerly, Alpay held the role of Advanced Academic Research Projects Manager at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and was responsible for the establishment of an infrastructure to support virtual/physical learning environments for both staff and students, and has setup a Digital Media Resources Library

He has recently completed a major web infrastructure at the Science Museum (London UK) managing the development of a £1.2m government-funded website that draws on the resources of three national museums and which offers personalised activities and community building tools. Alpay has also led the implementation of a consortium content search portal comprising content partners such as the Natural History Museum, Wildscreen Trust and Y-Touring (YMCA).

  Alpay Beler
Cloud Bonwick
Originally from Sussex, Cloud graduated from Leeds Metropolitan
University in 2002, with a degree in Graphic Arts and Design. Since graduating, Cloud first worked freelance at a number of Leeds based agencies, before taking up a full time position as graphic designer at the NMPFT.
Victoria Wilson
Graduated from University of Central Lancashire in 1999 with a degree in Tourism & Marketing, Victoria worked for 4 1/2 years as Marketing Executive and then Online Marketing Executive at Yorkshire Tourist Board, now working as Senior Marketing Officer for NMPFT. Victoria has a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma in Marketing and the CIM eMarketing Award

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