body>data>space associate director, Leanne Hammacott together with Jo Blowers (Contact Improvisation specialist from the UK) have been to Cluj, Romania to deliver a series of workshop days from 21st to 24th October as part of Robots and Avatars with our Partner AltArt and Groundfloor Group and a group of dancers, technologists and visual creatives.
The group has been exploring how we can represent the body in multiple ways on and off-line, working with motion capture and Kinect technologies to explore new possibilities of artistic expression with the body and virtual ID.
Movers: Bodolai Balázs, Jo Blowers, Kata Bodoki-Halmen, Alina Ciceu, Laura Codreanu, Racz Endre, Sinkó Ferenc, Both József. Alina Porumb, Zsuzsanna Vass, Gothárd Vera.
Visuals: Anna Peter,Alex Popa, Istvan Szakats
Support and documentation: Lavinia Jaba , Vaczi Roland , Emilia Zbranca
Organizers: Leanne Hammacott (body>data>space), Kelemen Kinga, (Groundfloor), Rarita Zbranca (Altart)
More pictures coming soon!
With the students at South Norwood we have been exploring Telepresence – full body two way video connections projected onto very large screens and at Merton we have been experimenting with, creating and modifying our own Avatars in Second Life. We have also been running learning experiences which how social media and social networks can be used by young people to get their voices heard about the issues that really matter to them.
The students have been doing some great work, thinking about innovation and creatively experimenting with new technologies and the skills that will help them in their future work lives. We hope to share some of the work done by the students as the term progresses.
Robots and Avatars are delivering a series of learning experiences as part of iDiscover which engage young people in the skill-sets, aptitudes, resources and methodologies they will require for work and play in the future.
The learning experiences explore issues of identity, communication and team work for the 21st century with young people. Through the blending of virtual/physical worlds we give young people the opportunity to investigate and play with their relativity to others in online virtual spaces.
We provide key creative trainers to deliver the sessions who bring with them excellence in areas of collaboration, articulation, self presentation and socialisation.
Learning experiences are offered in the areas of:-
- Avatars and Virtual Worlds
- Virtual Physical Event Production & Management
- Social Media
A full education pack is available on request.
body>data>space is a learning provider for NESTA’s idiscover education programme working with schools in London (The Harris Federation), Manchester and the Scottish Highlands which helps young people develop skills and attributes needed in an innovation driven society.