What are the cultural implications of profiling and personalisation? What does it mean for the arts community?
What are the conflicts that often arise between artists’ work and ethical approval, the ethics of working in public space and the ethics of interactive work?
The inaugral Act Otherwise event took place at 20 Wellington Road in February 2012.
PARN – Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives, is an EU funded project, co-ordinated by Times Up, in collaboration with FoAM, Lighthouse and Blast Theory.
A video work shot at night on the streets of London and – during a heavy fog – in Karlsruhe in Germany.
Adrian Hazzard, a PhD student from the University of Nottingham, will be investigating software and mobile technologies for data-mining and profiling in advance of this February’s Act Otherwise conference.
The Larks (formerly Larkin’ About) combine the spectacle of theatre with the agency of play.
We’ve just had Nina Reynolds and Kelly Page here for two days.
We have just launched our next project, Operation Black Antler – an immersive theatre work in which members of the public are invited to go undercover at a protest meeting.
Some days make me realise all over again what a privilege it is to be an artist.
We are based at 20 Wellington Road which is a former Victorian icehouse overlooking Shoreham Harbour in Brighton.
Blast Theory is a pioneering artist group creating interactive art to explore social and political questions, placing audience members at the centre of our work.
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Read the Insight Report from our 2014 Act Otherwise event – The Invisible Hand: On Profiling and Personalisation.
Following the hugely successful session at the Blast Theory studios in 2012, Act Otherwise will be returning this February with a focus on Ethics. The audience is an invited group of outstanding artists and practitioners.
milie Giles has done a fantastic write up of the Act Otherwise seminar held at 20 Wellington Road in March.
The sell out Act Otherwise is back for a third year. Join us as we bring together experts from divergent fields interested in profiling and personalisation to discuss the technical, social and creative issues raised.
Adrian Hazzard, a PhD student from the University of Nottingham, will be investigating software and mobile technologies for data-mining and profiling.
Read an interview with our Technical Lead Alex Peckham who will be presenting his work Interstice at Newhaven Fort in September.
A warm welcome Andrew Crofts of The Larks, our first resident of 2015. The Larks work blends gaming, interactivity and theatre.
Following the hugely successful session at the Blast Theory studios in 2012, Act Otherwise will be returning this February with a focus on Ethics.
We are hosting a two day seminar of invited guests from the UK, Spain, Netherlands and the US to explore location based interactivity, games and cinema on 22-23rd March.
At the studios we run a number of events over the year. These include:
- Preview presentations of our new work, tests for projects in development and talks about Blast Theory’s work.
- Special events and seminars that we host including Act Otherwise – a yearly conference on different issues relevant to contemporary practice. Artists’, scientists’, professionals and experts in the field are invited from around the world to discuss the ideas in order to push the critical debate further to the wider public.
- Talks, workshops and works-in-progress by artists’ in our residency programme.
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