i-DAT is a lab for playful experimentation with data. Located within the Faculty of Arts at Plymouth University, it has been delivering world class cultural activities since 1998.
i-DAT became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in March 2012. It continues to evolve its programme of activities, pushing the boundaries of digital arts / creative media practice. It generates playful opportunities for research, production and collaboration and makes technological innovations accessible to artists and audiences. One of i-DAT’s core aims is to demystify and democratise these processes to support a culture of innovation in the arts through digital technologies.
i-DAT’s activities are focused around making ‘data’ generated by human, ecological, economic and societal activity tangible and readily available to the public, artists, engineers and scientists for artistic expression with a cultural and / or a social impact.
As a networked organisation and cultural broker i-DAT’s experimental and transdisciplinary agenda fosters open innovation, Knowledge Transfer and mutually beneficial relationships between companies, institutions, communities and individuals.
Through a rich interaction with teaching [BA/BSc/MRes Digital Art & Technology], research [MADr / Cognition Institute] and enterprise, i-DAT provides access to new technologies, knowledge and ideas. Collaborations with Peninsula Arts and Science and Technology programmes place i-DAT at the heart of Plymouth University’s cultural activities.