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Stephen Boyd Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 6 Apr 2007 21:37:18 +0100
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Lansdown Lecture: iPoi -- Accelerating Digital Live Art
Speaker: Jennifer Sheridan

+ Date: Wednesday 18 April 2007

+ Time: 4:45pm for one hour

+ Location: Middlesex University, London, EN4 8HT
    Cat Hill Campus: Room 97.

Admission is free.

Lansdown Lecture:  iPoi -- Accelerating Digital Live Art

iPoi: Accelerating Digital Live Art

Imagine swinging a tiny computer around your body to create live  visuals
and audio like a DJ or VJ. iPoi is based on the ancient Maori  art of poi
and uses a wireless, peer-to-peer, sensor-packed upgrade  of the original.
iPoi is created by embedding tiny computers in  tennis balls, and swinging
them wildly around your body. iPoi uses  the wonder of acceleration, the
hidden force that is in our every  movement and has been performed in
nightclubs, festivals and  conferences in the UK, North America and

About the speaker:
Dr. Jennifer G. Sheridan is a Digital Live Artist and Researcher who
specialises in Digital Live Art (the intersection of HCI, Live Art  and
Computing). Her research focuses on encouraging witting  transitions in
performative interaction by creating embedded  computing and tangible
exertion interfaces for nightclubs and  festivals. She is Director of BigDog
Interactive Ltd., a company of  computing experts and artists who create
bespoke code and hardware  for installations and performance events. She has
exhibited her work  in the UK, North America and Australia and has numerous
publications  and in the fields of Digital Live Art, mobile phone
interaction and  tangible computing. She co-founded the (re)Actor conference
series  and is currently consulting on a number of projects including AHRC
Designing for the 21st Century: Emergent Objects (Leeds University),  and
Social Interaction and Mundane Technologies (Lancaster  University,
Microsoft, Nokia).


Please note that there is also a Lansdown Lecture the day before: Bamber
Gascoigne on Digital History



Any enquires to Stephen Boyd Davis:  [log in to unmask]


Forthcoming Lansdown Lectures:

+ Jon Kingsbury - Wednesday 25 April 2007
Head of External Supply, BBC Future Media & Technology
BBC 2.0 - Time to re-invent the British Broadcasting Corporation?

Jon Kingsbury explores why the BBC needs to change radically and what its
options are for the next 5 years.

+ Paul Brown - Tuesday 1 May 2007
Paul Brown, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience
and Robotics and Department of Informatics, University of Sussex on
Drawbots: Computational Intelligence, Creativity and Cognition

Paul will talk about the Drawbots project and the philosophical and artistic
issues of mechanised artwork, set in the context of his own long-term
artistic investigations.

Stephen Boyd Davis 
Head, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts  EN4 8HT
United Kingdom 
Tel 44 (0)20 8411 5072
The Centre's Web Pages are at

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