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

Participatory Production Technologies

Developing digital tools for user-generated content in professional and non-professional video production workflows.

Latest Cluster Activity

Trailer for Sea Breeze now available on line

10th Oct 2014
Atmospheric video of performance of Sea Breeze really captures the spirit of the week in Morecambe. This trailer is part of a full length recording of the work that will be complemented by a documentary exploring the experience of putting the piece together.  Watch this space.  

Sea Breeze National Press Coverage

30th Sep 2014
Great reviews from The Guardian Sea Breeze has been recieving some great press coverage from the national newspapers.  Alfred Hickling really captured the spirit of the work in his insightful review in last week's edition.   See the following links:

This Is How We Materialise It

17th Sep 2014
Translating hand movements from crochet practitioners into unique material objects In our first workshop with a group of local crochet practitioners we captured initial data from their hand movements via a small accelerometer device attached to the crochet hook. During the subsequent set of workshops we then used the recorded data...

Red Squirrel iDoc Update

9th Sep 2014
On August 16th & 17th 2014, we conducted two participatory workshops in Northumberland (at Woodhorn Museum) and Cumbria (at Tullie House) to explore the key issues in red squirrel conservation and explore how these might be represented in the form of an iDoc (interactive documentary). The workshop was attended by members...

Cinehack at Whitley Bay Film Festival

1st Aug 2014
Cinehack Presents a Free DIY Filmmaking Workshop at Whitley Bay Film Festival 2014. This workshop will provide all film festival attendees with an opportunity to build some basic filmmaking equipment and use their own cameraphones to shoot a 'dinosaur' movie! The workshop is designed to provide an opportunity to road-test some...