Being Open to Events (weekending 15102010)
Welcome to a re-instated DCRC weeknote. After a lapse over the summer due to lots of travel and a number of technical difficulties we will be posting weeknotes again to keep you aprised of the activities of the research centre. There will also be a separate post reviewing our summer activities in due course.
So this week we have been mostly... working on exciting events!
B-Open commission announced
We are really pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Bristol City Council Digital Agency - Connecting Bristol DCRC have created a new B-Open artists commission. We have commissioned leading UK media artists Harwood and Yokokoji (YoHa), to work with the city to produce a new public artwork that will make visible data that the city council collects.
B-Open is one of the digital city projects being developed by Connecting Bristol in support of the 20-20 City Strategy, which aims to position Bristol as one of Europe's leading creative, digital cities. Read more at the project's page.
Adam Greenfield coming to DCRC in 2011
We are also really excited to be in talks with Do Projects' Adam Greenfield and Nurri Kim about bringing their innovative 'walkshop' to Bristol. Adam is the former Head of Design Direction at Nokia, the author of 'Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing' and the forthcoming 'The city is here for you to use'. The walkshops are intended to get participants to think about the everyday machinations of the networked city. More details will be posted here soon.
i-Docs: Interactive Documentaries Symposium 2011
DCRC Director Jon Dovey and Judith Aston with Sandra Gaudenzi are convening the first lab/symposium to be dedicated to the rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary. The symposium will be a day-long event to showcase new projects and to discuss the artistic, economic and political implications of new forms of factual representation. More information is available from the page for the event.
Attentive outcomes for Paying Attention
Hopefully, you will have seen that there is now a detailed thematic review of our ESF-sponsored conference Paying Attention, which took place in Linkoping (Sweden) in September. The various parts of the review were syndicated to this blog, but you can find an overview with further links on the Paying Attention website.
In between getting to grips with all of this we have enjoyed the revitalised buzz in the Pervasive Media Studio with Media Sandbox events bringing talented and interesting people in to give us an insight into the development of their projects. Jon Dovey has blogged about attending the recent and very interesting Interactive Architectures event in London. We were also pleased to meet with Anna Munster, from the University of New South Wales, to talk about her ongoing work concerning 'Dynamic Media'. Stay tuned for more on DCRC events, projects and publications in the coming weeks.