Nancy Baym (Microsoft Research – Boston, USA)
Nancy studies how people, audiences and workers understand and use communication technologies in their everyday relationships. She is the author of Playing to the Crowd and Personal Connections in the Digital Age, as well as dozens of articles and book chapters. Before coming to Microsoft Research, she was a Professor of Communication Studies. At Deep Cuts #2 Nancy’s going to talk about artist-fan relationships.
Ewa Westermark (Gehl – Copenhagen, Denmark)
Ewa’s work as an architect and urban planner focus on the human dimension – the built environment’s effect on social interaction between people and public spaces as vital keys to quality of life in cities. She takes a holistic view to urban planning, mediating between typical silos of disciplines. At Deep Cuts #2 Ewa will talk about how public space can stimulate interaction and connections between people in cities.
Maria Bergius (The Church of Sweden – Malmö, Sweden)
Maria is a priest in the lutheran Church of Sweden and works as a university chaplain at Malmö University. She understands faith as being in relation. A three-fold connection between a person, that person's own self, other people and God, and it is the calling of every priest to make space for those relationships. At Deep Cuts #2, Maria will talk about how this happens - in conversation, in worship, in the way one lives one's life.
Martin Thörnkvist - moderator (curator – Malmö, Sweden)
Headed The Conference for many years and has recently been involved with Techfestival, MAD Symposium, Social Innovation Summit, Design Matters and NEXT. At Deep Cuts #2 Martin will deliver context and lead the conversation.
Lina Thomsgård (representation advocate)
Editor of the anthology En annan historia (Another history), founder of Rättviseförmedlingen and formerly PR person for Robyn. Currently heading Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska, a distributed museum of women history. At Deep Cuts #1 Lina will talk about representation and our worldview, psychological traps about how we perceived the world and ourselves.
Beatrice Harty (character maker)
3d character artist at game developer Massive Entertainment. At Deep Cuts #1 Bea will talk about computer generated imagery, show where the technology is currently at and discuss to what extent it matters if a we understand what’s real or not.
Johan Farkas (fake news scholar)
PhD Fellow at Malmö University, Media and Communication Studies. His research revolves around new forms of political propaganda and struggles in digital media. At Deep Cuts #1 Johan will talk about the problem of spotting fake news’ in digital media.
Martin Thörnkvist - moderator (curator)
Headed The Conference for many years and has recently been involved with Techfestival, MAD Symposium, Social Innovation Summit, Design Matters and NEXT. At Deep Cuts #1 Martin will deliver context and lead the conversation.