We Love Technology is the event I produce and also the name of my organisaton.
Mini Biog – Lisa Roberts
I started my professional career curating screen-based media exhibitions and organising short film screenings in The Media Centre in Huddersfield. I then moved onto commissioning digital artworks which included one of first ever participatory mobile phone projects Static with Unlimited Theatre Company and the interactive public space platform, Speakers’ Corner by Jaap De Jonge.
Since 1999 as the co-founder and creative director of interaction design company Blink, I devised and managed the NESTA-funded, made-for-mobile short film commissioning scheme, Pocket Shorts, which showcased its films at the Rotterdam and Edinburgh International Film Festival. I championed the making of films for hand held screens through specialist workshops and debate. In 2005 I developed a brand new device call Bluevend, a unique Bluetooth enabled kiosk which shared mobile phone content such as Film and Video Umbrella’s Single Shot which launched in Tate Britain before a tour of the UK.
In 2008 I participated in Intel and Microsoft’s workshop at Chi2008, the international conference in computer science. In 2009 I was invited to be part of Nokias’ Maemo CoCreation session in Amsterdam.
Since, I have worked in schools with Creative Partnerships. Developed a social technology project called Podcamp and Family Tree with Cumbria-based digital arts organisation Folly, Grizedale Forest and the Forestry Commission. This involved a young people’s residential workshop combined working outdoors, building reading room for one and writing site specific text poems. In Leeds in 2010 with Find Your Talent I created Mobile Museum an initiative which used text messages to connect with objects in collections with visitors across Leeds museusm and libraries service.
I continue to work with technical collaborator Daniel Blackburn most recently in producing the hardware and content for a bicycle wheel spokepovs display team for a live performance with young producers for BLAZE during the Blackpool Illuminations.
I produce my annual(ish) creative technology showcase event We Love Technology partnering in 2010 with Lovebytes.
I am currently reforming a cave house in Spain, working remotely with the University of Bradford’s Digital Media Working Academy and developing WLTP, a new ebook publishing venture.
Contact me directly if you want,
- to be a partner of the next WLT event
- to collaborate in a creative technology R&D project
- to engage young people using creativite technologies
- to commission a site-specific public art installation
- specialist consultancy or project management