23rd November 2004




Three graduates from the Hull School of Art and Design’s Interactive Multimedia course will be representing the UK at a special multimedia festival from today (Tuesday) in Valenciennes, France.


James Field and Liz Laughton, who both achieved first-class degrees, are working with Tom Railton who has previously had his work nominated for the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Awards.


The prestigious acceptance to the annual E-Magiciennes festival allows the team to broadcast a live ‘Web Jam’ which will be aired on the Hull School of Art and Design website.


The team will use web production tools to create a collection of sounds, text and moving images which are produced live as they appear.


The group’s work was submitted and accepted by the festival, and as part of the unique opportunity to attend it had their travel and accommodation expenses paid for.


The competition will also be attended by a host of other teams from around the world.


“The university is very pleased with the team’s achievements and wishes them the very best of luck with the web jam,” said a university spokesperson. 


“It is exciting to know that they are representing the whole of the UK and not just the University of Lincoln. This demonstrates yet another success alongside the host of our other graduates’ accomplishments.”


The festival can be viewed live on the internet by visiting www.newmediahull.net from today, and will be available until the festival ends on Saturday.



For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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