Bio-OS: A DataLab R&D Showcase

16 November 2011
17.30 – 19.00
The Immersive Vision Theatre []
Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon, PL48AA.
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i-DAT is pleased to invite you to the Bio-OS ‘DataLab’ R&D showcase, a demonstration of prototype technologies that make data generated by the body (heart rate, breathing rate, body temperature and galvanic skin response) tangible – to nurture new arts practice and scientific research. Working in partnership with E-Health and Health Informatics at Plymouth University, the project was developed through a series of collaborative ‘DataLabs’ and artist commissions for: Katy Connor, Hannah Wood and Slingshot.
Collectively these artists embrace practices such as interactive art, ubiquitous technologies, data visualisation, transmedia story telling, social gaming and interaction design.
This is an opportunity for you to learn about the Bio-OS prototypes and their potential application from the project partners and commissioned artists.
Who is this workshop for?
The Bio-OS ‘DataLab’ R&D showcase is for anyone with an interest in art and science collaborations, creative technologies and contemporary ideas around the human body. We believe that innovation emerges from a rich disciplinary mix and encourage participation from the general public, technologists, creative industries practitioners, artists, health and medical specialists and scientists.
About i-DAT’s DataLabs
i-DAT’s Collaborative DataLab is an initiative which aims to foster an open and collaborative environment which brings together artists, researchers and scientists to develop ‘provocative prototypes’ that lead to new practice, knowledge and resources for the arts and society as a whole. This initiative will enable artists to engage with these new digital opportunities and processes, to foster the creation of new work and engage with new audiences. These activities build dynamic links between academic research and artistic practice to foster transdisciplinary and new cultural forms.
The project is made possible through funding from Arts Council England, i-DAT and Plymouth University.