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The Library #ideadrop house will return this year again to connect the energy of the library community with the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit pervasive in Austin for salon-style conversations in our library living room on March 7-11, 2014. Vist in person or on the live stream here. All times listed are local Austin time/ Central time.

E-Resources and Libraries (ER&L), ProQuest and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are joined in Austin by an awesome group of orgs representing libraries, archives and museums. Meet them all.

Address: 1706 Garden St, Austin, TX 78702        Email: erl.sponsor@gmail.com
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Sunday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
xHumed: Bring Back the Dead, with Mary Shelley

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Making their first appearance at SXSWi, internationally renowned and long dead authors, H.G. Wells and Mary Shelley, lead us through the incredible journey of being xHumed.

Brought back to life for unique events in London and Birmingham, England, the xHumed are a collective of Speakers-in-a-Box who imparted Dead Good Thinking at NESTA’s FutureFest and the Library of Birmingham.

The process of bringing back the dead was sometimes painful, but made possible through partnership with cultural and media archive organisations including the Library of Birmingham, Oxford University, BBC and others.

If we can archive and store our personal data, media, DNA and brain patterns, the question of whether we can bring back the dead is almost redundant. The right question is should we?

Project producers Samara and Jason Jones-Hall will join Wells, Shelley and other xHumed guests to reveal both the contemporary relevance of these Dead Good Thinkers and the ripple effect of resurrection.

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Jason Jones-Hall

Director of Digital Strategy & Partnerships, Five10Twelve Limited
Co-creator, producer and presenter of xHumed at London’s FutureFest and at the stunning new £193m Library of Birmingham, Jason Jones-Hall has a long and varied career working on major European projects in digital media and the creative industries. Having managed a major £10m Digital Innovation Fund in partnership with UK broadcaster, Channel 4, Jason continues to work alongside private and public sector partners to develop... Read More →
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Samara Jones-Hall

Director, Five10Twelve Limited
Co-creator and producer of xHumed live events and online content, Samara has enjoyed a successful career spanning the legal, financial services and creative industries. Samara is a non-practising solicitor (England & Wales) with specialisms and senior management experience in the provision of trusts, investment structures and funds. Since graduating from University of Edinburgh with a B.Sc. (Psychology and Metaphysics) and prior to... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Riverside Ballroom Radisson Town Lake 111 E Cesar Chavez Street

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