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201 Roland Levinsky Building
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
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Research/PGR/CODEX: Professor Mike Phillips
Creative Producer: B Aga
Internationalisation: Dr Gianni Corino
Programmes Leader: Dr Andrew Prior
BA/BSc Internet Design: Chris Booth
MRes DAT/BA/BSc DMD: David Strang
BA Game Arts & Design: Iain Lobb
Computational Media Arts: Adam Russell
Immersive Vision Theatre: Luke Christison
Everyone in the wider i-DAT network can be found here: www.i-dat.org/people/
i-DAT is an Open Research Lab for playful experimentation with creative technology and consists of two entangled parts:
Since its formation in 1998 i-DAT has delivered world-class research which is manifest as a range of public projects (boundary-fluid art works, interventions, systems and cultural prototypes). These projects are delivered by the i-DAT Collective, a collaborative group of interdisciplinary artists, technologists and researchers. i-DAT is a vertex in an international network of researchers and practitioners and host to a community of PhD students and artists.
i-DAT’s Research and Collective share an ambition to engage people in thinking deeper and differently about how they engage with data and computational systems in an increasingly technologically mediated world.
i-DAT manages the Immersive Vision Theatre, delivering shows, productions and research into immersive media (Virtual Reality and Fulldome) environments. Further information can be found here:
After 20 years work i-DAT has initiated a soft reboot through its Ctrl+Alt+Del project:
i-DAT’s past, present and future is intimately entangled with a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Plymouth. BSc MediaLab Arts (1992) and MSc Digital Futures (2000) provided the foundations for BA/BSc Digital Media Design/BA/BSc Internet Design/BA Game Arts & Design/MRes Digital Art & Technology. Ctrl+Alt+Del seeks a greater synthesis and entanglement with these programmes, their activities and evolution.
Over the last 20+ years i-DAT has had a syncretic relationship with Roy Ascott‘s Planetary Collegium (& its CAiiA (Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts), STAR (Science Technology and Art Research) and CAiiA-STAR manifestations).
Ctrl+Alt+Del seeks to celebrate the syncretic relationship between i-DAT and the Planetary Collegium. The first phase of this process is the FUTURE HISTORY project.
i-DAT Proto-Lab, Salon and Bureau:
located in 201 Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, PL48AA.
Immersive Vision Theatre:
i-DAT manages the 40 seat Immersive Vision Theatre (IVT), a transdisciplinary instrument for the manifestation of material, immaterial and imaginary worlds. The IVT’s ‘Full Dome’ architecture houses a powerful high-resolution fish eye projector and 10 speaker spatialised audio system. www.i-dat.org/ivt/
Digital Studios and IBM Smarter Planet Lab:
IBM Smarter Planet Lab (209) / Digital Art & Technology Studio (210) / Games Lab (203) / Maker Studio 204 Roland Levinsky Building.
i-DAT operates under the governance of the University of Plymouth processes and procedures available here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/governance:
- Data & Privacy: In compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR): https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/governance/information-governance
- Ethics: i-DAT’s research operates under ethical policies available here. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/governance
- Equality & Diversity: i-DAT is committed to the promotion of equality and diversity in accordance with policies available here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/university-structure/service-areas/equality-diversity-and-inclusion
- Finance, Contracts & Procurement: i-DAT’s financial procedures are available here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/university-structure/service-areas/procurement
Except where otherwise stated, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/) Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/).
Additional Intellectual Property, Commercial activity and NDA’s are negotiated through the University of Plymouth: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/support/intellectual-property.
i-DAT is believes in Open Source Software and our code can be found here: https://github.com/I-DAT/
Logorythm ([ i ] [>] […]) (v1.0) defined in 1998 to = ‘i’ (the Institute) ‘>’ (more than) ‘…’ (the sum of its parts). Black graphic re-versioned 2008 (v2.0), + logo(rhythm).org text & subtle squircles & robust red.
Correct spelling of i-DAT = i-DAT. Variations on a theme (including Microsoft Word) are prohibited 1998-2018: I-DAT/IDAT/IDat/I-dat/i-dat./idat/iDAT… 2018 -… all recombinated versions are permissible with the 20th anniversary Ctrl+Alt+Del v3.0 logorythm.The Ctrl+Alt+Del reversion of the i-DAT logorythm (v3.0) refreshes, redefines and reduces for the C21st. Stripped of ‘i’ and ‘>’, the logorythm is reduced to Unicode characters.
◯ ◯ ◯. U+25EF x 3 extracts the […] from logorythm V1.0 & 2.0, thereby retaining the ‘everything else’ or ‘parts’ that the institute was more than the sum of.
◯ is U+25EF in the Unicode character set, a unique cross platform code to define the new i-DAT logorythm = [U+25EF U+2008 U+25EF U+2008 U+25EF] or [U+25EF U+2008 x 3]
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In addition, these Unicode characters can be placed within a 4-dimensional matrix under the influence of orbiting forces. Iterations of this 3D temporal logo (v4.0) will emerge from time to time in various fulldome and VR spaces…
*1998 – Ctrl+Alt+Del 2018 – ∞
i-DAT’s Future History: [a slightly historical document desperately in need of an update].