Join us for the second edition of Tech City International Women’s Day showcase, an evening of network, demos, food, craft beers and wine!
Ghislaine Boddington, Leanne Hammacott and Marie Proffit from body>data>space will be presenting Women Shif tDigital as part of the 20 women exhibiting work from the tech & creative industries to help raise money for Solace Women’s Aid.
The showcase will involve demonstrations of products, services, businesses, ideas, toys, games, websites, including Caper, Codasign, Flossbox and many more!
Friday, March 7th, 2014, 6-9pm
Lyst Studios / 48 Hoxton Square (Formerly White Cube Gallery), London N1 6PB
The University of Greenwich is glad to announce the Open Call for the Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference.
DRHA2014 is an annual conference whose goal is to bring together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of digital research and resources in the arts, design and humanities to explore the capture, archiving and communication of complex and creative research processes. DRHA provides an intellectual and physical space for cross-disciplinary discussion and the generation of new ideas, resulting in many new networks and productive research relationships.
For over 11 years DRHA: Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (Previously named: Digital Resources in Humanities and the Arts) continues to be a key gathering for all those are influenced by the digitization of cultural activity, recourses and heritage in the UK.
We are now inviting abstracts for the following sessions:
5. Performances & Installations
Theme : Communication Futures / Connecting interdisciplinary design practices in arts/culture, academia and the creative industries
DRHA 2014 Conference – University of Greenwich, London, UK.
31 Aug – 3 Sept 2014
Deadline Proposals: Monday, 14th April 2014 (300 word abstract)
Find the fill Call for Submissions here
Conference website: www.drha2014.co.uk
Conference email: DRHA2014@greenwich.ac.uk
‘Women Shift Digital‘ a day designed, curated and produced by body>data>space to celebrate women in digital careers, network the networks and influence the influencers, was successfully held at Level 39, Canary Wharf on Tuesday 26th November 2013.
Around 200 speakers and participants, both women and men, from very different backgrounds and sectors (creative industries, education, business, design, skills development and the arts) shared their experience, discussed in depth the positive values of gender balance in digital careers and the issues that women are still facing in their professional pathways. We also focused on what men can do to be part of the shift that needs to happen, the need for women at the baseline of design and creation process and how to encourage young women (and mums!) to embrace digital careers.
‘Be bold in your competence’ was the quote of the day from Janet Thomas (Vice President of Women in Banking and Finance)
Participants followed the conference online on the web-stream powered by Kinura and joined the debate on Twitter #WomenShiftDigital. The day trended on Twitter in London, with over 2000 individual tweets reaching over 1 million people worldwide.
More content from the day (videos and report) will be published on this website in the coming weeks with final reports and edits to be e-published in January 2014.
A series of Internships and a Training Package offered to young female professionals, were announced on the day by our partners QA, SmartEU and Taylor Wessing so keep watching this space to know more about the application process.
In the meantime you can:
- Enjoy and share the videos from the day available here and the pictures here
Again, big thanks to our great team, speakers, (virtual/physical) participants and partners!
Please get in touch if you want any more information and partner with us.
The video from Ghislaine‘s intervention as part of the SUPERHUMANS panel at Wearable Future at Ravensbourne UK last December is now available online.
You can also check out all the videos from this very forward-thinking conference online.
Chaired by Rama Gheerawo, this panel explored how do wearables become part of the human body, and how is technology being used to extend and enhance notions of the body? Speakers discussed robotics, prosthetics, materials and more. Speakers included Ghislaine Boddington, Pauline Van Dongen, Ling Tan, Nancy Tilbury.
body>data>space presents a Conference to celebrate Women in Digital Careers at Level 39 / Canary Wharf / 26 November 2013 / London
”Underusing the talent, skills, visions and knowledge offered by women is no longer an option – we need to work together, women and men, to design our future.”
We are very pleased and excited to announce ‘Women Shift Digital’, a conference for women and men, designed to celebrate women in digital careers, network the networks and influence the influencers. This is a day to reflect collectively on the positive impacts women are making with digital-led careers as creatives, managers and executives in creative industries, education, business, design, skills development and the arts.
This special gathering will feature inspiring keynote speakers and panelists, demonstrations and debates from leaders and movers in micro-enterprises to SMEs, institutions to companies. We welcome women and men, active talents in the digital sector to join us on the day, ready to input, share ideas, make new partners and move forward together.
Full programme here
Speakers’ biogs here
Watch live stream here
A great opportunity to discover and enjoy the output of deaf choreographer Chisato Minamimura’s research into the exciting possibilities digital can offer for enhancing the experience of deaf audiences at dance performances by sound visualisation and haptic tools.
Chisato’s work was carried out through a two-week residency coordinated by body>data>space at Watermans, in collaboration with our Creative Director, performing arts and body technologies expert Ghislaine Boddington and associated digital/sound artist Nick Rothwell.
Digital Art & Performance Weekender will include interactive and immersive installations and performances, sound and dance and choreography. Artists, performers, composers and technologists have been invited to present work around Watermans and explore directions, intersections and collaborations through performance, dance, sound, technology and more.
Friday, 1st November, as part of the Digital Art & Performance Weekender’s ‘New Work by New Artists’ section at 17.00-19.30 at Watermans Art Centre / Brentford.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Read full programme here
‘How do we ensure a feminine viewpoint will emerge in the next generations of arts, software development, web, social media and other digital businesses?’
As a female led interdisciplinary design collective, body>data>space is recognised as international long term advocators for equal access for women in technology, promoting and supporting the work of many female artists and researchers.
As we become more deeply engaged in the digital world of virtual physical communications, collaborations and connections across the EU, we found imperative to examine some of the issues for women and girls in relationship to digital access and creation.
Check our Women in Tech report and videos emerging from the debates and discussions we run in Slovenia with European experts and partners, as part of Robots and Avatars in May 2013:
> Read the Report
> Watch the videos and interviews from different women involved technology in Europe
More activities will be announced soon for the autumn 2013 so please get in touch and watch this space to learn more!
body>data>space experts, artists and team have designed a programme of work, including a series of debates, conferences, mentoring, workshops that specifically addresses this imperative need for young women and women to be empowered to join the growing digital/technology/media world as active and successful professionals.
Read more about our creative offer here
body>data>space has been invited by the British Council Estonia to run workshops on Avatars and Virtual Worlds from 4th to to 6th October in Tallinn as part of the Vaba Linn (Free City) programme that will culminate with a conference at the end of October.
Led by Leanne Hammacott, Michael Takeo Magruder and Drew Baker, the workshop will be linked to Visions of Our Communal Dreams (Robots and Avatars Commission) to give participants the opportunity to develop digital media skills and processes and to use these newly learned skills to collaborate with members of the Visions of Our Communal Dreams creative team to develop resources for the artwork’s communal virtual forest.
These collaborative outcomes will be integrated into the Visions of Our Communal Dreams art installation in taking place in Tallinn later in October 2013.
The workshop takes place at Estonian Academy of Arts and is organised by Kultuurikatel Hub & Labs, Estonian Academy of Arts & British Council in Estonia.
Read more about body>data>space creative training offer here
We are very glad to announce that body>data>space creative director, Ghislaine Boddington will present as part of FutureFest in September, among some of the planet’s most radical thinkers, makers and performers.
Organised by NESTA with National Theatre and Oxford Martin School, FutureFest is a weekend of compelling talks, cutting-edge shows, and interactive performances that will inspire and challenge you to change the future.
Future Fest will be exploring four big themes, ranging from future humans to future tech and creativity and will be split into four sessions from Saturday Morning to Sunday Afternoon.
On Saturday 28 September morning, Ghislaine Boddington will be presenting from her pioneering expertise in body responsive technologies and full body connectivity, as part of the ‘Humanity 2.0: dealing with enhancement‘ panel:
Humans are radical animals. We have always been able to dream of extending our powers and faculties, and through technology and science have increasingly done so. How will coming enhancements – neurological, molecular, prosthetic, computational – redefine our understanding “normal” humanity? What challenge will they make to our laws, ethics and institutions? Panel featuring Ghislaine Boddington, Anders Sandberg, Bertolt Meyer, Steve Fuller, Andy Miah
28 and 29 September 2013 / Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Read more and book your tickets here.
Connecting Communities by Ghislaine Boddington
Social Media Week is returning to London in September 2013 and, for the fourth consecutive year, is hosted by Chinwag.
Ghislaine will show topical examples of different types of representation of our physical selves and our identities in virtual environments and the hyper enhancement of our human senses through the digital transmission / reception of body data, such as touch, motion, biofeedback and gesture.
This presentation will explore the positive advantages of connecting groups of people at a distance for real-time events and activities using examples from education, performing arts, activity clubs and health / well-being sectors. We will look at the creative impetus behind this kind of work and the opportunities for growth in co-creation and intercultural understanding.
Come and immerse yourself for half an hour with this visionnaire particularly if you have an interest in interactive environments, experiential innovation, interauthorship, collective collaboration, tele-presence, motion capture and sense/gesture technology.
Monday 23rd September at SMWLDN HQ Covent Garden, London
More information booking here