Date(s) - 30/11/2016
12:00 am

Glasgow School of Art

SICSA Short Theme:  Playful &  Public Interaction event: SICSA Playlab will take place on Wednesday 30 November at Glasgow School of Art.

These events coincide with the Travelling Gallery visit to Renfrew Street. The current exhibition Alt-w: Blush Response is a partnership with New Media Scotland and includes virtual reality, interaction and animation.

Day (10am – 5pm) event in the Interaction Design Teaching Room GSA:

Our task is to create playful interactive work in the space of a day. We’re looking for artists and technologists who are willing to work together to make something to play with. Don’t worry, you’re in safe hands, we’ve done this before.

Evening (6pm – 8pm) panel in the Interaction Design Studio GSA:

The evening panel of speakers will discuss the role of playful interaction in public spaces, working at the boundaries of computing science, fine art, design, and urban theory.

Paul Maguire

Paul is a lecturer on the BA Hons Interaction Design course at Glasgow School of Art. He also designs and develops interactive media installations.

Since 1998 Paul has been working both independently and in various partnerships and companies. The main partnerships are ezppl, PLANT and CASM. Paul recently worked at ISO as Head of Interactive Media (2005-2009) and JEMdigital as creative consultant and interactive media developer.

Mark Daniels

Mark is the Executive Director of New Media Scotland. New Media Scotland is the national development agency fostering artist and audience engagement with all forms of new media practice. Mark will be discussing his work with the Alt-w Fund and the work on display in the Travelling Gallery. The Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.

The Dennis and Debbie Club

Dennis and Debbie Club was established in late 2014 by the German-born and Glasgow-based artists Dennis R. and Debbie M. D&D work digitally with open-source software, creating CGI animations, video installations and VR apps. Their Alt-w funded piece Neo Brutes is on display in the Travelling Gallery. Dennis and Debbie have recently received the Light Byte’s Curiosity Award to work on a VR project with the Glasgow Short Film Festival 2017.

For more information on this SICSA Short Theme, see the SICSA Web-site

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