the Roy Stringer lecture at FACT, Liverpool, myself with Martha Lane Fox, community engagement expert Patrick Fox (FACT / Arena Housing), Director of Strategy at Aurora Media John Egan, and Natalie Gross, Managing Partner at Amaze, to discuss the democratising role of the web, how digital content can help encourage people who have never been on the Internet to take their first steps online, and the role the cultural and creative industries can play in introducing off-liners to digital content.