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Irini Mirena Papadimitriou
Irini Papadimitriou is a curator and cultural manager, working in the UK and internationally. Currently Creative Director at FutureEverything, an innovation lab and arts organisation in Manchester, she was previously Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A and Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, exploring digital culture from a critical perspective and the impact of technology in society. Her exhibition, Artificially Intelligent, was on display at the V&A from September to December 2018.
She has been a co-curator for the Arts & Culture experience at Mozilla Festival and in October 2019 she is co-curating an exhibition on Better Machine Decision Making. She is a co-founder of Maker Assembly, a critical gathering about maker culture, and has been a recipient of curatorial research programmes such as MOBIUS (Finnish Institute), Art Fund, Mondriaan Fonds and British Council. She has served as a jury member for Ars Electronica (Interactive Art, Interactive Art+, Artificial Intelligence & Life Art), Lumen Prize, STARTS, Share Prize and ACM Siggraph (Distinguished Life Time Achievement in Digital Art).
Keynote speaker on Friday 13th December