the future physical forum!
To post a question or participate in an existing dialogue.
Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th April 2003
is a cutting-edge programme of cultural events and discussions
exploring the blurry edge between physical and virtual space.
RESPOND presents a programme of public events in venues throughout
will encounter astonishing artworks where you least expect
them and many need YOU to activate them!
adventure for people of all ages, these events highlight a
diverse range of responsive environments being developed today
for tomorrow’s world. This is an unprecedented opportunity
to find out how data, spaces and human bodies co-exist and
interact, giving a glimpse of future environments for play,
living, relaxation, social connection, learning and work.
the heart of RESPOND is the InterChange,
three days of debate for those with an active interest or
specialisation in performance, design, architecture, video,
film, visual arts, computer science, digital media and gaming.
is a co-production between Future Physical (shinkansen/East
England Arts) and The Junction in association with CUMIS.
features as the last in a series of four Network Exchanges
produced as part of the Future Physical programme September
2002 to April 2003. RESPOND culminates the four research strands
of Future Physical and draws on shinkansen’s research
into touch, intimacy and presence, The Junction’s Smart
Space research programme and the work of CUMIS in the evolution
of intelligent moving image architecture.
Cambridge, April 2003
2 – friday 4 april
babbage lecture theatre
interchange for specialists and those with an active interest
in the themes of: BODY, DATA and SPACE
For registered participants only, the RESPOND InterChange
offers four days of research, debate and practice around the
Working groups and presentations of research and process
by commissioned artists.
Guest inputs including Christa Sommerer, Marcos
Novak & Paul Sermon.
Lines of enquiry include Re-Imaging Space, Touch, Intimacy
and Presence, The Creative User and New Consciousness plus
the additional theme of practice-based research in higher
registrations open from 10th February 2002.
HERE FROM INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVITIES RATES & HOW TO
Thecla Schiphorst/Suzan Kozel
Kristina Andersen/Julie Tolmie
Norm Jaffe/Sang Mah
Andruid Kerne/Jan Ekke
Rob Lovell/Laetitia Sonami (CANADA)
wednesday 2 – saturday 5 april 2003
cambridge drama centre
free event (no booking required)
times: 12:00–14:30 & 17:00–19:30
whisper is a participatory installation based on small wearable
devices and intelligent garments that are linked to a network.
These affectionate computing devices gather physical data
and signals generated by the body, and respond to it. whisper
rewrites the body as a networked ecosystem of data flows and
information, visualising the invisible.
Up to six participants may enter whisper and put on the devices
and intelligent garments. They can then experience, share,
and interpret each other’s bio-data such as breathing,
heartbeat and brainwaves. The participants’ proximity,
movement and intention are made visible and audible by the
network in an intimate and ironic way.
an unprecedented opportunity to find out how humans, clothes
and technology will coexist and interact in the near future.
This participatory installation may push back boundaries and
employ new technologies, but that doesn't mean it won't be
the heart of whisper, you will find linked, networked devices,
designed to be worn on or near to the skin, which will gather
various types of data from your body. Through cutting-edge
techniques of visualisation and sonification, that data will
be interpreted, and fed back to everybody else participating
in whisper, bringing all manner of insights into the interior
of the human body and how we interact with others.
all-woman whisper team draws together some of the world's
leading lights in dance improvisation, design, engineering
and computer science, and gives everyone the chance to push
whisper is an acronym [wearable, handheld, intimate, sensory,
personal, expectant, responsive system]
has been produced with the support of V2, DEAF 03, Daniel
Langois Foundation, B.C Arts Council, Canarie, Canada Council
for the Arts, Future Physical (shinkansen/East England Arts)
and The Junction.
of whisper @ RESPOND
click here for a full venue listing.
For booking RESPOND public events and installations
Tel: 01223 511 511 (Access, Visa, Switch)
(enquiries only please)
For booking RESPOND InterChange, Creative User Research Day
Tel: 020 7357 0824
(enquiries only please)
or click here
Information Stations will be based at the Grafton Centre and
The Junction from 2–6 April 2003.
acknowledges the support of the host venues: arts picture
house, cambridge drama centre, cb2 café, corpus christi
playroom, grafton centre, homerton college, mumford theatre,
Future Physical website provides an entry point to the programme
online debate forums
and details of the programme.
Register through the web site to join the Future Physical
Community, and you will be kept informed of forthcoming Future
ENGAGE: Join the online
debate forum to engage in debates and air your views on body
Sign up for the InterChange gatherings for specialist exchange/debate
within the series of Network Exchange Events.
InterChange places are limited, please register early:
from 10th January 2003: RESPOND
Follow these links to discover the activities/outputs from
previous Network Exchanges:-
WEARME!!! / BIO-TECH
you cannot attend these exchange events physically, sign
up for the online discussion groups and web
casts and join in to and follow debate.
Check this website to keep up to date with events
Physical is a cultural programme co-conceived by shinkansen
and East England Arts, produced by Future Physical Ltd/shinkansen
for East England Arts.
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