Media, broadband and creative industries

Childnet film competition 2018

Will Gardner

, July 6, 2018 — Media, broadband and creative industries

CEO of Childnet International and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre

Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet International and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, discusses highlights from Childnet’s Film Competition following the Finalists event on Tuesday 3 July.This week saw the celebration of the Childnet Film Competition 2018! The Finalists’ Event, hosted at the British Film Institute, brought together young people from across the country…

Secure by Design: creating good guidance

Martin Sadler

, March 7, 2018 — Digital

Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group

Today will see the publication of a report from DCMS. Part of the report details a Code of Practice – with clear guidance on what we should expect companies to be doing to secure products. It will be the ideal point for many more to join the discussion: whether, and if so when, to regulate,…

Celebrating equal rights

Sue Owen

, February 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

Today marks a significant anniversary in the history of the campaign for equal rights. The UK Suffrage movement pioneered democratic dissent against inequality laws and attitudes, championing the rights of women to vote and stand as MPs.One hundred years ago today Parliament passed The Representation of the People Act, the first step to women being…

Inspiration from India

Karen Bradley

, November 17, 2017 — Digital

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I travelled to India to see first hand some of the exciting events and activities taking place as part of the UK India Year of Culture that runs until next April. As well as learning more about the cultural aspects of the UK’s evolving relationship with India during my stay, I also exchanged…

Realising the potential of Artificial Intelligence for the UK

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

, October 17, 2017 — Digital

Regius Professor of Computing Science, University of Southampton

As one of the authors of the Independent Review into Artificial Intelligence and leading figure in the field of computer science at the University of Southampton, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, reflects on a career at the forefront of digital breakthroughs. Ever since computers were invented, people have talked about how they can help us to learn…

Making creative opportunities a reality

Technology is revolutionising the way we make and experience culture. From augmented reality to new immersive studios transforming the traditional exhibition, culture is developing as quickly as technology allows.Technology can be a real asset in helping increase access to the arts by reaching and inspiring new audiences.That’s why programmes like CreativeXR are so exciting. Developed…

#CultureisDigital – have your say

DCMS

, July 5, 2017 — Culture

Join the conversation on how culture and digital technology can work better together. #CultureisDigital is a conversation between Government, the cultural sector and tech companies, led by DCMS. It stems from our commitment in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance online cultural experiences.The project looks at how culture and digital technology…

#CultureIsDigital

Matt Hancock

, April 3, 2017 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

So today I am launching our new Culture is Digital project with a conversation between Government and both tech and the cultural world about how we push this natural synergy further.

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

DCMS

, March 8, 2017 — Culture

This year, International Women’s Day challenges us all to #BeBoldForChange and encourages everyone to think about how they can help create a more equal and inclusive world. International Women’s Day celebrates the success of and contributions to society made by women as well shining a light on the inequalities they face. With its origins in…

International Women’s Day: One to Watch

Ellora James

, — Media, broadband and creative industries

Creator of Envirocache, and winner of the One To Watch category at the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards.

Ellora, aged 16, is a creator of Envirocache, which she designed with her team during the Apps for Good course. Ellora has been working hard to transform her app idea into a reality, and recently won the One To Watch category at the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards. My inspiration to pursue a career in…