Frequency Festival Debates: Shaping a Digital Bill of Rights

Cybersalon Debate on Digital Bill of Rights 

Friday 23rd October at 7.30-9pm

Cargill Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, University of Lincoln (Brayford Campus)


Join this debate on the digital future and have your say on what a Magna Carta for the digital age might involve. Discuss our contemporary rights and liberties and the ways technology has influenced how we view our own freedoms.

In partnership with, Furtherfield will host a popular public debate with leading thinkers and activists including Dr Richard Barbrook (Westminster University, Centre for the Study of Democracy) , around recent calls for a Digital Bill of Rights.  The world has just got a lot more complex, automation is eating the jobs and the future of humans and their rights has never been more uncertain.

This accessible debate will demystify the issues surrounding the politics of freedom and the Internet and set the scene for the festival.


We will be joined by Professor Raul Espejo, a Chilean participant of the first cybernetic revolution from 1972 and co-author of Cybersyn, the first decision support system to aid the management of national economy. Prof Espejo is now a resident of Lincoln and a supporter of Digital Bill of Rights.

He will be joined by Eva Pascoe, co-founder of the first Internet Café Cyberia (1994), and a digital rights activist from Cybersalon.

Together with the audience, they will start to define a new framework for Digital Rights and explore how we might disrupt the seemingly inevitable progress of automation.


Sign up for one of the 30 free places at this debate here:


Alumni Reception – Manchester

For any University of Lincoln Graduates 



We would be delighted if you could join us at our first University of Lincoln Alumni reception in Manchester

We will be joined by Jenny Baxter, BBC England Chief Operating Officer. Jenny oversees BBC activities from its three key bases in Salford, Birmingham and Bristol. She was previously Controller of Production for BBC News, leading News’ move to MediaCityUK as well as the move of BBC News teams into their new W1 London base.

Thursday 19th November 2015 from 18:00

The Members Bar at On The 7th, MediaCity, Salford

We hope that you will join us for a drinks reception and canapés and enjoy the opportunity of catching up with old friends, sharing your news with us, and hearing about exciting new developments at the University of Lincoln.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to by

Monday 19th October, 2015*
*Please note, there are a limited number of places for this event, therefore we will be closing registrations when we have reached venue capacity.

Media Practice SYMPOSIUM

Media Practice SYMPOSIUM

Possible Constellations: Publishing in the Digital Age


Saturday 31 October 2015, 11.30-5, University of Lincoln * 

ATTENDANCE IS FREE, and includes the option of attending a very special immersive and interactive light & sound event at Lincoln Castle, part of Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2015 and the Magna Carta 800 anniversary celebrations

This symposium, supported as part of the AHRC-funded Academic Book of the Future Project, considers the possibilities for the circulation, publication and exhibition of new ideas in the digital age, aiming to challenge and expand current perceptions of what high quality research outputs might look like in the 21st century, particular for those working in media subjects.

Our keynote speaker is Catherine Grant from the University of Sussex, a highly respected champion and producer of the video essay format.

Grant has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship and intertextuality, and has edited volumes on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay.

In her presentation Catherine Grant will examine current multimodal approaches to research and digital publishing in film and media studies. She will focus on two recent examples of audiovisual essays published online alongside written texts to argue that not only would film and media studies benefit from moving “Beyond the Book” as a presentational mode, but also from embracing the new networked and digitally enriched research methods and processes that lead to these enriched scholarly media forms, too.

Other presenters include Paul Moore (Ulster), Karen Savage, Mikey Muray and Joanna White (all Lincoln).


This event is also part of the programme for the third edition of the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture (23 Oct-1st Nov 2015) and attenders will have the chance to see live examples of world class digital ‘practice-as-research’, by exploring the Festival trail throughout the city. They will also be offered complementary tickets to the provocative and immersive digital projection extravaganza at Lincoln Castle – the final event of the magnificent Magna Carta 800 anniversary celebrations.

The output of this event should be of interest to creative media practitioners, academics, publishers, commissioners, students … and anyone interested in debating the changing shape of publication in the digital age.

* Thanks to Virgin East Coast, a special direct ‘Festival’ train service from London to Lincoln will be available on Sat 31st Oct (leaving London at 9.10am, arriving Lincoln at 11.03) at super-discounted rate. For those who need to return to London the same day, there’s a direct service that leaves Lincoln at 5.15pm arriving at 7.11pm.

** The One, The Few, The Many, by the Seeper digital arts collective, will offer an immersive digital version of Magna Carta-related themes at Lincoln Castle, illuminating the dynamics of individual and collective power, past and present. Starts at 7pm.

To book your FREE place, register here: (limited to 30 places)

For further information please contact Sarah Barrow at

FUTURE FEST – Ft. Jason Bradbury


8th October, 11am – 4pm in the Engine Shed.  The University of Lincoln will host FUTURE FEST.

There will be a notable appearance from Jason Bradbury, host of The Gadget Show and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, who has constructed his own detailed DeLorean replica from the Back to the Future film franchise, and will be greeting Future Fest visitors alongside his vehicle as Lincoln’s very own Doc Brown.

This is a free-to-attend one-off spectacular that will showcase past, present and future technological innovation and highlight the advances that have been made since the launch of the blockbuster film franchise Back to the Future in 1985.

For more information and to book on to this event, visit our Events page.

Jason Bradbury had said, “Future Fest represents a fantastic opportunity to take stock of exactly how far the world has come in terms of technological advancements over the last three decades. When Back to the Future first hit our screens in the 1980’s there was so little consumer tech around, but now amazing new inventions and innovations are being launched on a daily basis.”

Jason Bradbury’s appearance at Future Fest follows his free public lecture at The University, entitled The Thousand Year Decade, at 6pm on Wednesday 7th October. For more information and to book your place at this talk, visit our Events page.

ANNEXINEMA – Experimental Film Event

Free experimental film event


St Mary le Wigford’s church, Lincoln
Thursday 8th October, 7pm

Organised by LSFM colleague Emily Wilczek

This Thursday Annexinema will present an evening of experimental film in Lincoln’s oldest occupied church. The programme is loosely themed around ideas of community, labour and migration, and combines work by well-known experimental filmmakers,contemporary artists, LSFM staff, and archive footage from the Media Archive of Central England.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, click here.