Project Team

FutureEverything

Project Lead and Arts Partner

FutureEverything is an award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival, established in Manchester in 1995. For 20 years FutureEverything has been exploring the meeting point of technology, society and culture which lies at the heart of the digital debate. Through a community network and regular events it makes connections between thinkers, developers, coders, artists, designers, urbanists and policy makers – inspiring them to experiment and to collaborate in new ways.

@futureverything Facebook Website

University of Dundee

Research Partner

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee has a world renowned reputation for high-class teaching and research. It offers a range of courses across 11 disciplines and is also the only university in Scotland to offer a General Foundation entry course to nurture and develop artistic skills.

The University of Dundee has been recognised as offering the best student experience in Scotland for the sixth year in succession, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has been ranked in the World’s Top 1 percent by QS World University Rankings. Furthermore, it has been voted number one in Scotland in the 2014 International Student Barometer (ISB), the largest annual study of international students in the world.

@DundeeUniv Facebook Website

Swirrl

Lead Technology Partner

Swirrl enables the exchange and re-use of data via the web: the practical application of Linked Data is at the heart of their approach. In addition to developing their own products in this area, they also offer consulting services including RDF ontology design, and Linked Data advice and training. Previous clients include national and local government organisations. Swirrl concentrates on ensuring that data can be effectively re-used by a range of audiences, with a range of skills: by focusing on user experience, design and providing appropriate user interfaces and API’s.

@swirrl Website

Steve Kuncewicz

Bermans
Data Advisor

Steve from Bermans acted as our data advisor for the whole project, liaising with the ICO and helping the partners navigate the complex world of data protection and law.

Steve is Bermans’ Head of IP and Media and leads the Creative Industries Team.

Specialising in contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property, Media and Social Media legal issues, Steve works primarily in the Media, Creative, Film, Television, Marketing, Advertising and PR sectors but advises a diverse range of regional, national and international clients on issues involving branding, content and reputation management.

Allegedly Manchester’s most-followed Lawyer on Twitter, Steve is nationally recognised as a leading expert in the evolving legal issues in the Social Media environment and wrote the UK’s first legal textbooks on the subject, published in June 2010 and July 2011.

Recommended in the Legal 500’s North West Technology, Media & Telecoms Section for his specific expertise in Social Media issues, Steve is described by clients and contacts as “enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly”, “calm and focussed”, “a consummate professional” and “providing sound, practical advice delivered with personality and a keenness to listen”.

 

@stevekuncewicz Website