We are pleased to share the full programme for the Automation Showcase on Friday 16 October (9am – 6pm)
It is set to be a day full of learning, exploration and most importantly fun!
Tickets are still available via the link below
Welcome to SWCTN 09.30 – 10.00AM
Join the South West Creative Technology Network Director, Professor Jon Dovey, as he welcomes you to the day and reflects on the programme so far.
Break & Networking 10:00-10:30AM
Meet The Prototypes 10.30 – 11.15AM
Be the first to experience our 8 new products, services and experiences being developed through our automation prototype programme.
Our Year of automation 11.30AM – 12.15PM
Professor Mike Phillips (Director of Research at i-DAT), is joined by network members to reflect on a year of exploring the frontiers of automation technology.
Publication launch 12.30 – 1.00PM
We’re sharing for the first time ‘Unboxing The Black Box’, a collective publication by SWCTN Automation Fellows reflecting on making with AI and Automation.
The Role of the Producer in Art and Technology Innovation 2.00 – 2.45PM
Katie Keeler, Executive Producer of Kaleider, and our three Producer Fellows discuss their reflections on the role of the Producer in driving innovation.
A Manifesto for Knowledge Exchange 3.00 – 3.45PM
Our Knowledge Exchange team shares our methods and manifesto for connecting research and development, and academia and industry.
Break 3:45- 4:00PM
Future Spacemaking in Creative Technology 4.00 – 4.45PM
Join our panel as they explore how practice in the creative tech industry could evolve to be an industry with an intersectional workforce and audience.
Robotics and Society with Silas Adekunle & Madeline Gannon 5.00 – 5.45pm
Silas Adekunle co-founder and former CEO of Reach Robotics and Madeline Gannon, leader of ATONATON answer your questions about Robotics and Society.
Re+Collective is a design activist community. Their first prototype, ‘Looking for the Cloud’, explores the environmental impact of the Internet.
Little Lost Robot discuss ways of making the complex automated systems that are habitual to modern robotics human-friendly.
Studio Meineck share their new tool to track inner weather and offer targeted support for mental health and wellbeing.
The Weather Report app aims to help people express and communicate their mood through weather and notice patterns to disrupt unhealthy behaviour.
A soft robotics innovation using low-pressure technology to create huge, beautiful and interactive creatures for wide-ranging audiences.
A prototype computational modelling technology that uses A.I. to automate the design of permaculture planting schemes and incorporate them into soft landscaping projects in the built environment.
The Collaborative Construction Platform – connecting crafts and trades with new digital design and fabrication technologies
Aiming to democratise laser scanning, by making an open source, low cost but accurate scanner.
Data driven smart routing accessible to all at venues, to reduce the queues, and gamify the visitor experiences
Electric Sheep Dreams 11.30AM – 12.15PM
Experience AI-driven creativity. A keyword about a dream programmatically-generates a 3D world to reflect the emotional sentiment & content of the dream.
Sonic Dancer 12.15 – 1.00PM
A sound based framework that enables dancers to move and improvise with each other from different locations creating a network of presence, connection and touch.
It’s Our Pleasure 4.00 – 4.45PM
Set in the 1920’s with stories which are as relevant today as they were then, laced with hope, flirting with things which may change in our lifetime? Please join us. Anything goes.
Decentralised Art & Digital Exhibition 12.15 – 1.00PM
Harrison Willmott invites you to learn about decentralised art and explore community built exhibitions in the online proto-metaverse Cryptovoxels.
If now‘s not the time… 2.00 – 2.45PM
Ciara will share her Fellowship insights on why leaders of arts and cultural organisations are not typically engaged with considering automation. She’ll talk through her ideas for engaging leaders in getting on board.
The role of the Producer (open discussion) 3.00 – 3.45PM
Our producer fellows invite discussion on the role of producing in creative technology innovation, rural culture development & climate and ecological breakdown.
Nurturing Local Talent 4.00 – 4.45PM
Meet the recipients of the Bath Microgrant commissions as they deliver Pecha Kucha’s sharing their work.
Code as Prosthesis: Live Coding Performance 11.30AM – 12.15PM
Code as Prosthesis is an interactive environment created to disseminate research on the relationships between coding, creativity. and materiality. It considers how code can function as a kind of prosthesis within the creative act – in this case, the act of creating and coding music.
Interrogating Disability 12:30-14:30
Exploring & deconstructing the disability symbol through fast automative exploration & slow automative drawing. Finding new ways of seeing disability.
Face/ On 2.00 – 2.45pm
An interactive examination of Facial Recognition including fake moustaches and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Time, Error & Thought 3.00-3.45 PM
A drawing performance contrasting the chaotic system of liquid under turbulence and the precision & accuracy of an automated drawing machine.
A Portrait Without Borders 09.00am – 6.00pm
At a time when we are distanced from each other, A Portrait Without Borders brings us together.
Be drawn on the walls of the currently deserted Kaleider by wall-drawing robots.