Performance, Liveness and Participation

Exploring how digital prototypes can be used to offer new forms of participation in live events, broadcasts and in public spaces.

Technologies like smartphones and social networks are changing the ways in which we participate with live events and other media. When consuming media or attending an event, it is now common to communicate with fellow audience members, with the wider world, and even with performers themselves. We will explore how digital prototypes can be used to offer new forms of participation in live events, broadcasts and in public spaces and attempt to understand how this affects the experiences of audience members and performers.

Projects within this Cluster

States of Mind

States of Mind
The States of Mind project has developed an interactive tool allowing exhibition visitors to easily create colourful 3D objects to visually represent their feelings and cognitions at that moment.

Project R-hythm

Project R-hythm
Project R-hythm used performance-making to explore a landscape and reveal the temporal qualities of place. 

This Is How We Do It

This Is How We Do It
Exploring the value of digital technologies to capture and encourage reflection on craft practices

Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze
Seabreeze is a project is to explore how the model of creative practice and the process of engagement with a community of users can inform similar interventions in heritage and contested spaces.

Red Tales: A Participatory iDoc

Red Tales: A Participatory iDoc
An Interactive Documentary (iDoc) about red squirrel conservation in Northern England. Produced in collaboration with Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE), Wildscreen and members of the red squirrel conservation communities across Northern England.

The Imitarium presents - Meet the Hubs: A Knowledge Exchange Salon

The Imitarium presents - Meet the Hubs: A Knowledge Exchange Salon
This is a project developed in association with Steven Wade for the AHRC Digital Economy Showcase

Cinehack

Cinehack
A hardware hacking & DIY filmmaking initiative.

TILO

TILO
In partnership with MeYouandUs, Amaze, Pixel inspiration, FACT, Phoenix, IOCP and CX at Lancaster University.

The News Where You Are

Exploring how citizen journalism can play a role in the production of professional news coverage.

On the Precipice

On the Precipice
Developing tools to capture audience experience in exhibitions.

Latest Cluster Activity

Interactive documentary 'Red Tales' launched

14th Jun 2015
Unique, interactive documentary explores the secret life of our Red Squirrel through the eyes of the British public. Led by researchers at Newcastle University’s Open Lab in partnership with Red Squirrels Northern England and conservation charity Wildscreen, Red Tales is the first interactive documentary of its kind, bringing together red squirrel...

TILO Report published

8th Jun 2015
The report from the TILO project is now available for download. The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts has now published the final report for the MeYouAndUs TILO project, which developed a hybrid display system for Arts and Cultural venues using digital screens situated in the public spaces.  You can download the...

Group Therapy

27th Apr 2015
This post will look at three projects that form part of the ‘Group Therapy’ exhibition, on show at FACT Liverpool until May 17. These include the design for the exhibition, the new commission ‘Madlove: A Designer Asylum’ for the vacuum cleaner, and a collaborative project under the umbrella of The...

Watch: States of Mind, an interactive installation: on show now at FACT

26th Mar 2015
Watch a video clip showing the States of Mind project, a collaboration between the RCA and Nexus Productions and part of FACT Liverpool's Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age exhibition (until 17th May 2015).  In collaboration with Nexus Productions, the States of Mind project has developed a digital interactive...

Ruinous Theatre: An article written for Sea Breeze publication

5th Dec 2014
It is no accident that Terry Gilliam’s time traveling hero James Cole finds himself holed up in a disused theatre in his gloriously flawed film, Twelve Monkeys (1995). In a movie about the mutating possibilities of time travel set against the context of global catastrophe the scenes in the dilapidated Philadelphia...