The 2019 Longplayer Conversation brought together pioneering creative collaborators, composer Jem Finer and multidisciplinary entrepreneur Gavin Starks. This fascinating conversation was informed by their shared interests as Trustees of Longplayer and experiences around cultural change, technology and long term thinking, and was introduced by film director and producer Sophie Fiennes.
The British Library, 28 November 2019
Jem Finer is an artist, musician and composer. Since studying computer science in the 1970s, he has worked in a variety of fields, including photography, film, experimental and popular music and installation. His 1,000-year-long musical composition Longplayer represents a convergence of many of his concerns, particularly those relating to systems, sustainability, long-durational processes and extremes of scale in both time and space.
Gavin Starks helps solve complex, multidisciplinary, collective action challenges exploring the impact of data and the web on business, society and culture. He has worked across fintech, climate change, supply-chain management, modern slavery, the circular economy, digital media, telecoms, machine learning, blockchain and the internet of things. Gavin co-chaired the development of the Open Banking Standard and was founding CEO of the Open Data Institute. He is currently convening federated partnership programmes to help address the Sustainable Development Goals.