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Ruth Daniel

Ruth Daniel is a social entrepreneur, activist and cultural producer. Based at Manchester University she co-directs the In Place of War (IPOW) initiative. IPOW supports artists and creative communities living in sites of war, revolution and conflict to build powerful networks, create social change through creativity and demonstrate the value of the arts to public space, public life and public debate. They achieve their mission using multiple tools such as digital platforms and education. She strives to empower young people by giving them the ability to connect in the world’s most challenging contexts. Previously, Ruth founded the independent label Fat Northerner Records.

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By day, Sam Aaron is a mild-mannered Research Associate at the Cambridge University Digital Technology Group. By night, he’s a live coder who considers programming as performance and strongly believes in the importance of celebrating creativity within all aspects of programming. He is also the lead developer of Overtone and Quil, both very powerful live coding platforms and the creator of sonic Pi which is used to teach programming to young people and children. Sam’s talk and performance will be a compelling display of what happens when you mash up passion, creativity and code.

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