The first ever UK Media Lab Playground will take place here at the Media Innovation Studio in Preston.
It’s a rapid fire media innovation weekend with a network from across Europe. It will be an amazing opportunity to meet people, develop ideas and learn about getting a media startup off the ground in a practical way. The action kicks off on Friday evening May 16 and runs to Sunday afternoon May 18, building a media product in 48 hours.
We are finalising the details but it will be a fantastic mix of team working, masterclasses, build time, food, drink – and then team pitches to European venture capitalists, media entrepreneurs and high profile Dragons. The concept of the Media Lab Session Playground is based on three principles: Media (understanding new media issues), Lab (searching for new solutions) and Session (experimenting without fear of failure). The process is about open source media innovation, funded in part by Nemode.
More details to come. Drop me a line @cecook