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15:00—17:00 BST
Tue 4 Jun 2019

Experiencing Data

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Experiencing Data

Making data beautiful.

Can data be beautiful? And is data more powerful if we experience it, touch it, get lost in it, dance to it?

As the experience economy grows exponentially, there are more opportunities for creative practitioners to create art from data, and to make sets of binary numbers into something tangible and provocative.

The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practictioners to create experiences from it.

In this free event, you can explore these questions with Genevieve Smith-Nunes - an entrepreneur, teacher, researcher and founder of ReadySaltedCode, a not for profit organisation providing innovative digital computing education and technology enhanced ballet

Hear how biometric and sensor data for augmented reality can be embedded into classical ballet performances + former CEO of the UK Space Agency, Katherine Courtney will also make the case for space data, and how tech innovators are only using a fraction of the experiential opportunities that satellite data provides us.


Genevieve Smith Nunes - Founder, DataDrivenDance

Genevieve Smith-Nunes is a lecturer at the University of Roehampton in the faculties of Education and Media, Culture & Language. Her research combines performing arts, visual arts and computing education.

Genevieve’s current project is 'DataDrivenDance' using biometric sensors, including EEG data, for feedback and controlling physical computing. In a recent three-part ballet, the performance choreography derives its movements and concepts from computer science theory. The programme includes data visualisation, images influenced and triggered by data from the dancers, wearable technology and choreography.

Katherine Courtney - former CEO, UK Space Agency / Founder, SpaceSouth

Katherine Courtney provides Board level strategic advice, helping innovative tech businesses start strong and scale. She’s the founder of SpaceSouth – an initiative to grow the South Coast space economy – and PrimarySpace – building STEM engagement for primary schools.

In Katherine’s early career, she developed new ventures for C&W, BT and a series of international start-ups. She then led several landmark tech-enabled UK Government programmes. She’s a former CEO of the UK Space Agency, where she opened the UK market to commercial Satellite launch and led €1.4bn investment in collaborative European space missions.