STARTS.EE Workshop

Engagement and interactivity in online performances

About

This is a one-week exploratory, hands-on full-time workshop hosted by STARTS.EE – Tallinn University umbrella initiative promoting encounters between science, technology and the arts, for the benefit of society.

During the workshop, it is planned to bring scientists, engineers, artists and businesses together in a playful but systematic way.

The workshop’s primary goal is to provide an interdisciplinary sandbox for participants to explore possibilities of technologies such as physiological computing, haptics, facial recognition, and eye-tracking to find innovative ways of engaging the audiences in online performances.

Process

It is planned to conduct a set of online short theoretical webinars beforehand (09.08 – 11.08.2021).

After introducing the challenge, design process and theoretical materials, participants will follow a design sprint methodology that supports team collaboration in understanding the problem area, ideating and decision making.

Participants will work in teams and are expected to build hardware and/or software prototypes using Arduino-based controllers and sensors, eye-tracking technologies and facial recognition, Python, HTML/Javascript.

During the workshop, participants will be supported by experts in Interaction Design, Physiological Computing as well as Arduino and Python developers.

The workshop will be finished with a final presentation of outcomes (live online performance) and a Panel session for science popularisation awareness-raising and discussion on the possibilities, limitations and potential pitfalls of recent advancements in science and technology.

Participants

The public in general but especially relevant for artists, performers, designers and technologists interested in interaction. Companies whose business is related to engagement and interactivity of online performances/audience, learning.

Period

Postponed
to the end of November

 

Language

English

Location

Five groups of participants will be distributed in Tallinn(Estonia) between workshop hosting organisations: TLU, EKA and e⁻lektron to comply with health security measures during the pandemic. Some activities will be online.

Schedule (approximate)

Date Activity Description
29.11-01.12
13:00-15:00
Induction (online), mentors consultations Learning about the topic from an art/science/tech perspective
03.12
13:00-15:00
Opening Public Lecture A shared understanding of design possibilities
04.12
10:00-17:00
Groupwork, discussion Identifying the design possibility
05.12
10:00-17:00
Groupwork, discussion First version hi-fi prototype
06.12
10:00-17:00
Groupwork, discussion Proof of concept
07.12
10:00-17:00
Groupwork, discussion Hi-Fi prototype testing, presentation rehearsal
08.12
16:00-19:00
Final presentation and Panel Results presentation.
Art, science, industry panel discussion about collaborative initiatives.

Co-hosts

Registration form

Deadline: 31.07.2021
Selection will be based on the previous background/work experience and topic of interest (physiological computing, haptics, etc) of the applicants.

Contacts
If you have any questions, please, contact Iuliia Paramonova
(email: juparam@tlu.ee)





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