AboutThe first DataGolem LAB is a unique opportunity for participants to be instrumental in design and construction of computer software which is intrinsically reflective of practice. The LABs are set up as creative workshops for interdisciplinary teams (drawn from performers, dancers, filmmakers, sonic artists, visual artists, computer scientists, social scientists, set designers....) and aim to harness a multiplicity of approaches to produce a prototype for a radical 'open' interface, combining discrete forms of representation.
Each LAB intends to synthesise the individual aspects of art and participation; agile software development and interactivity; digital technology and performance; to harness a multiplicity of approaches in the design, production and realisation of software.
The DataGolem LABs will utise an agile development methodology, employing adaptive as opposed to predictive methods in software and interface design and development.
The intensive five day DataGolem LAB will be facilitated by Tessa Elliott and Jons Jones Morris and will utilise seed software and feature immersive examples of reactive, interactive, and interadditive modes of gestural interface and computer response, drawn from their previous digital installations and performances.
The LAB will be constructed to allow the diverse approaches of the core participants to contribute in the exploration of the DataGolem theme. Each participant will be expected to commit and collaborate to the LAB as a whole and to expand the theme by a pre agreed short 'structured action' based on their own practice.
Devised and facilitated by: Tessa Elliott and Jonathan Jones-Morris SURGERY - Digital Art Research
Presented by: SCAN
Supported by: University of Portsmouth, Creative Technologies Research and SPACE Gallery
Helen Sloan has been Director of SCAN since 2003 and has worked as a curator of digital and interdisciplinary arts since late 1980s.