Technology plus creativity equals innovation!
By Dipak Mistry
Senior Consultant, Arts & Business
A new public arts programme for Anglia Ruskin University recently got underway. Its theme is technology and innovation with the aim to bring arts and technology together.
The programme has three strands:
• Artist in Residence (Dancan Speakman http://productofcircumstance.com/)
• Technology Collaboration
I am fortunate to be leading on the Technology Collaboration strand, which launched 23 January 2012 and marked the first stage of a project where scientists from Philips met with some artists. The long-term plan being that Phillips will work with one of them for a period of 6 - 12 months.
What will they do, you may ask? Well this strand is primarily a Research and Development project so they will respond to two of Philips main strategic business areas; Mobile & Sensor Communication and Health & wellbeing.
The artist will work closely with the scientists to explore how the arts can help with these issues and what social and community benefits can be gained from them. In return, Philips will share in-depth knowledge and information and demonstrate new and emerging technology so the artist can explore alternative and new interpretations.
It is expected the collaboration will be showcased to the public in July, but watch this space for upcoming events!
We also expect these results to be shared with the wider arts and technology communities via an API (Application-Programming Interface) … this means others can use this new content to develop their own software or programmes!
Details can be found here: http://visualisecambridge.org/?page_id=33
And here from Philips
More will be revealed, but in the mean time, please do contact me for further information or leave a comment below!