BCMCR Research Seminar –Creative Industries – Beatfreeks, Big Data and me: reflections so far
1600-1730 Wednesday 7 November 2018
C284, Curzon B, Birmingham City University
Jill Robinson (BCU) Beatfreeks, Big Data and me: reflections so far
In this talk I begin with a consideration of some of the challenges presented by the broad scope of my research topic: the contribution of Big Data and Data Visualization to young people’s social and cultural inequalities. I go on to reflect on undertaking a collaborative PhD with my creative industries partner, Beatfreeks Collective. Finally, I propose to share some of the themes which have emerged from the first few months of our working together and their implications for my research going forward.
About Jill Robinson:
Jill Robinson MA (Oxon), FRSA
I spent the first part of my working life as a teacher of History and Government and Politics, a singer, a radio interviewer/researcher and arts administrator. I then worked for Birmingham City Council for twenty years working mainly on European funding, policy analysis and development and transnational networks and projects. I also spent time as an adviser on EU & Lottery Arts funding and cultural strategy. Since retiring, I have worked as a freelance consultant on social affairs and cultural and creative industries. In 2012 I was invited to become a Visiting Fellow at Aston University where I co-authored (and subsequently managed) a successful bid for a 3 year transnational EU FP7 funded project CITISPYCE investigating young people’s innovative practices to combat their inequalities. I am a Trustee of Ex Cathedra and also of the Philip Bates Trust and am currently an M3C Doctoral student at BCU.