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London, United Kingdom
Tuesday 19th August
This months guest speakers are as follows
Karen Newman from BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
Karen Newman is Research Fellow (Digital Media) at Coventry University's Centre for Disruptive Media, where she is developing BOM (Birmingham Open Media). BOM will bring together creative practitioners with scientists and technologists to produce new commissioned artworks that explore the impacts of emerging technologies. She was Curator at FACT, the UK's leading centre for art and technology between 2005 – 2010 and Curator at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool from 2010 - 2012 where she devised the gallery's new programme for it's re-launch in a new purpose built space on the Waterfront. She was a contributing curator for Liverpool's Capital of Culture programme in 2008 and served on the curatorial panel of Liverpool Biennial between 2006 - 2012. Her research interests include the relationships between vision, memory and media and creative activism.
BOM (Birmingham Open Media): A new space for creative technology
An introduction to BOM (Birmingham Open Media). Opening this autumn, BOM is a meeting place for artists, scientists and technologists to make and disrupt creative technologies.Situated on Dudley Street, just metres from the new John Lewis and Birmingham New Street Station, BOM engineers creative collaborations with open values, using open source technologies, open innovation and open access to inspire new digital artworks and experiences that increase public debate around issues in digital culture.
Angus Dechars from Arup
“Angus Deuchars is the principal consultant of the acoustics team at Arup’s Solihull offices. He is responsible for a wide range of technical design projects, in a diverse range of sectors. His skills extend to overall programme and project development, site planning, detailed design, architectural acoustics, sound system design, and structural vibration.
Over the past 13 years, Angus has completed long-term assignments with Arup in the New York and San Francisco offices. During this time, he worked with a diverse range of building designers and planners on well-known tech-industry headquarters schemes, new university campuses, and performing arts facilities.
Angus works at the forefront of acoustic design. He has authored technical papers on environmental noise, speech intelligibility, and room acoustics that have been presented at international conferences. He has also lectured on the subject of acoustics at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, Southampton University and various architectural practices both nationally and internationally.”
Transforming Thresholds Network: Sound scape design in public spaces
Abstract: “The soundscape of a space describes the combination of sounds that form or arise from an immersive environment. Soundscapes can be formed from natural sounds, synthetic sounds, or a combination of the two.
Angus’ presentation will cover some of the philosophical aspects of soundscape design. He will provide project examples that describe some of the creative and technical aspects involved in their creation and when archiving soundscapes for posterity.
His presentation will include also include a case study of the work Arup recently completed for the Transforming Thresholds Networking project developed for the Petrie Museum. The creative process, prototyping (getting the right audio material), and virtual sound renderings of the completed installation will be described.”
Given the wide and diverse range of academics, businesses, students and Heritage organisations working collaboratively on the DHD project, we will be hosting free monthly “cake” (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) mornings to showcase current developments, discuss funding opportunities and tackle current challenges. Plus - there will be cake!
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When & Where
Digital Humanities Hub
Chowen and Garfield Weston Foundation Prototyping Hall, Ground Floor, ERI Building
University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (BST)
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