Organisers

Katharine S. Willis, Architecture, Design and Environment (ADE), Plymouth University
Mike Phillips, i-DAT, Plymouth University
Alessandro Aurigi, Architecture, Design and Environment, (ADE) Plymouth University
Gianni Corino, i-DAT, Plymouth University

MEDIA CITY 5 is jointly organised by the School of Architecture, Design and Environment (ADE), and i-DAT

Conference

Katharine S. Willis, Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University
Alessandro Aurigi, Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University
Lorena Melgaço, Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University

Exhibition – Urban Interventions

Mike Phillips, i-DAT, Plymouth University
Gianni Corino, i-DAT, Plymouth University
Birgitte Aga, i-DAT, Plymouth University
Dawn Melville, i-DAT, Plymouth University

Workshops

Lorena Melgaço, Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University
Gianni Corino, i-DAT, Plymouth University

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http://i-dat.org/information/
http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/ade/

Media City Conference Steering Committee

Frank Eckardt, Bauhaus University Weimar
Jens Geelhaar, Bauhaus University Weimar
Sabine Zierold, Bauhaus University Weimar
Mark Shepard, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST), University at Buffalo
Omar Khan, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST), University at Buffalo
Jordan Geiger, Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST), University of Buffalo
Katharine S. Willis, Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University
Alessandro Aurigi, Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University

More information:

Digital Cities Research, School of Architecture Design and Environment
The Digital Cities research cluster that investigates new technologies of communication, social media and their effects in changing urban and social environments and on spatial practices. This is based within the Culture-Theory-Space research group, which is the subject’s core site for the exchange of ideas, experiences and evidence among staff and post-graduates, in a programme of visiting speakers and in-house workshops. Key Staff include:

Alessandro Aurigi, Professor of Urban Design, School of Architecture, Design and Environment
Alex’s main research focuses on the relationships between the emergence of the information society and the ways we imagine, conceive, design, and manage our places, with a specific focus on how we can articulate a complex, re-combined urban space in ways which enhance and support place quality. Alex has produced several publications on the topic, among which the 2008 multi-disciplinary book Augmented Urban Spaces: Articulating the Physical and Electronic City (Ashgate, edited with Fiorella De Cindio), and the 2005 book Making the Digital City: The Early Shaping of Urban Internet Space (Ashgate).

Katharine S. Willis, Assoc. Professor, School of Architecture, Design and Environment
Katharine Willis’s recent research studies the changes in everyday behaviours of people using locative media and is based on the premise that our spatial environment provides orientation and structure to our movements and actions. She has developed both a theoretical approach to understanding the characteristics of layered media spaces and also a series of inter-disciplinary methodologies for investigating the perception and experience of mobile and wireless technologies in urban public space. She is the co-editor of Locative Media (Transcript), Shared Encounters (Springer) and Media City (Franke and Timme) and holder of an EU Marie Curie Grant (2013-2017) and an Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship (2012-2014).

Lorena Melgaço, Research Assistant, School of Architecture, Design and Environment

 

i-DAT

i-DAT is an Open Research Lab for playful experimentation with creative technology.
We co-create and share technological prototypes and practices that push and challenge the boundaries of digital arts and creative media practice. Our main focus is on making ‘data’ tangible, playable and readily available as a material, to generate new meaning and inform participation, audience engagement and innovation in the arts. I-Dat has been delivering world class cultural activities since 1998. In March 2012 i-DAT became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Key Staff include:
Mike Phillips, Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, Director of Research at i-DAT, and a Principal Supervisor for the Planetary Collegium.
Mike’s R&D orbits digital architectures and transmedia publishing, and is manifest in a series of ‘Operating Systems’ that dynamically manifest ‘data’ as experience to enhance perspectives on a complex world.

Gianno Corino, Assoc. Head of School, Digital Art and Technology, School of Art and Media
Gianni’s research investigates and defines practical and theoretical methodologies for narrative based collaborative digital media systems for use in ‘public spaces’. More specifically it will identify how the interplay between the body, space and memory can be used as design parameters to support public engagement in digitally enhanced environments.

Birgitte Aga, Director of Operations
Birgitte specialises in R&D across creative media, data and other experimental and playful technologies. Her focus is on producing opportunities for social and cultural innovation through an integrated emphasis of encouraging innovative practices through the open exchange and sharing of knowledge across disciplines, sectors as well as cultures.