One of the biggest names in the digital realm was the guest of i-DAT and Plymouth University earlier this month for the Smarter Planet Lab event.

The event was open to Plymouth University staff, students, researchers and IBM staff with an interest in the Smart Agenda / Internet of Things.

The conference stimulated discussion and an exchange of ideas around specific themes including: art and audience, culture and heritage, digital cities / digital civic, environment and sustainability.

At the conference, IBM backed i-DAT’s research ethic. Said i-DAT Creative Director Birgitte Aga: “IBM backed up our approach. We’re about research and prototyping. We’re not about development – that’s for others to do. That’s what allows us to be at the frontier and to keep experimenting”.