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Future me week
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23rd January
to 26th January
150 You will earn 150 silver points for completing this activity.
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Future Me: Fair Future(s) - An International Creative Jam for Digital Expression

23rd January to 26th January
Hybrid four-day international creative jam featuring talks, workshops, and self-organised working sessions. SODA’s Future Me event offers a dynamic exploration of emerging themes and hands-on experience in the evolving landscape of creative industries and decentralized governance.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and take steps towards an exciting Future You.

International participants from Manchester and Barcelona will form teams to actively discuss concepts such as Digital Commons and Governance in Distributed Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) within the context of creative industries, and craft future scenarios that reflect on the upholding perma/poly crisis. During the working sessions, the teams will develop innovative, new governance and economic models. The objectives of the teams are to collectively develop a digital and/or physical artifact that will make tangible alternative modes of operation and creative expression existing within in the co-developed speculative scenarios. 


The resulting projects will be presented on the online platform DAFNE+, an EU research project designed to assist digital content creators in discovering new potentials for creation, distribution, and monetisation through blockchain technology. 


This event is presented by SODA’s Dafne+ research project in collaboration with Fab Lab Barcelona. 

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate ... with students from Manchester and Barcelona
  • Upskill ... in a development programme facilitated by expert partners
  • Engage Online ... in a hybrid event
  • Gain ... up to 100 RISE points
  • Earn up to 150 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 13:00 to 16:45 on 23/01/24 - SODA 1.01
    Tuesday 25/01/2024 - Day 1: Creative Jam Kick Off
    The event kicks off, taking place both online and in person at each location. Two inspirational talks by Henry Cooke from BBC and Ax Mina will introduce the main theme of 'Fair Future(s)'. Lunch at 1pm.
  • place 10:00 to 16:30 on 24/01/24 - SODA 1.07
    Wednesday 24/01/2024 - Day 2: Commons & Decentralized organisations
    Introduction to commons and DAOs in the creative industries. Workshop by AX Mina on wealth distribution, intellectual property rights, and inclusion in production. Teams begin developing a multimedia medium artefact as the final output. Lunch at 1pm.
  • place 10:00 to 16:30 on 25/01/24 - SODA 1.01
    Thursday 25/01/2024 - Day 3: Digital artefact development
    Self-organised working sessions within interdisciplinary teams for digital artefact development. Introduction and setup of Dafne+ EU, where the developed artefacts will be uploaded. Lunch at 1pm.
  • place 10:00 to 13:00 on 26/01/24 - SODA 1.07
    Friday 26/01/2024 - Day 4: Showcase
    Creation of the project repository and final working session. Presentations: each student group will showcase their speculative future and artefact through a collective presentation. Lunch at 1pm.