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Data Driven Design & Build: Showcase and Conference

Tuesday, 23 February from 1pm, join us online to see demos from DRIVA members' work including a lightweight digital twin, generative audio/data sonification, application of haptics, a location-data based audio platform and much more.

Digital Research and Innovation Value Accelerator (DRIVA arts DRIVA) was a £1.3m big data project funded by the European Structural Innovation Fund and Arts Council England in partnership with Gatwick Airport

The project aimed to support small businesses to develop innovative ‘Next Gen’ products, services and experiences that released value from Gatwick’s proprietorial data lake.

We supported creatives, technologists and entrepreneurs to collaborate, gain new skills, access a bespoke live data feed out of the working airport and bid for funds to make new work, “Superfused Awards”. We aimed for the awardees work to demonstrate the value of ‘superfusion’, the convergence of creativity, technology and commerciality needed for successful innovation with data.

Here, makers share their making; unpacking demos, prototypes, methods, opportunities and risks when working with live data to create all sorts of outcomes, from generative artworks and soundscapes to haptics, AR and VR product innovations to high end airport resilience modelling; simultaneously unblocking a bottle neck in the digital economy and developing our collective understanding of what it takes to release value from data.


13.00 - Welcome and Introduction “The Data Project, ‘Superfusion’ and University / Industry Collaborations - Prof Karen Cham & Donna Close, Senior Research Fellow, University of Brighton

13.10 Key Note: Analysis Energizes Creative Superfusion, Meta S. Brown Author of ‘Data Mining for Dummies’ (win free copies in the breakout networking at 15.20)

13.25 Superfused Award #1 - Cross-device VR in realtime, Tim Fleming, CEO, Future Visual

13.45 - Superfused Award #2 Engineering Airport Resilience - Dr. Martin Hawley, Director, CEO Winsland

14.05 - Superfused #3 / What’s Your Vector? Micheal Connolly Artist / Creative Director

14.25 – COMFORT BREAK - 15mins

14.40 - Superfused #4 / Haptic Augmentation Perry-James Sugden & Daria Jelonek, Artists & Directors, Studio Above&Below Ltd

15.00 - Superfused #5 / 5G Native Data driven storytelling & live AR Zach Walker, Co-Artistic Director, MakeAmplify Ltd

15.20 – NETWORKING BREAK - 25mins Meet some of the team and win your own copy of ‘Data Mining for Dummies’

15.45 - PANEL - “Data As The New Oil ? Methods, Opportunities and Risks - What Can We Learn from Each Other ?” Join our esteemed experts for a discussion and QA

  • Stuart Green, Director of Customer Interaction, Google
  • Yodit Stanton, CEO OpenSensors
  • Meta S. Brown, Author Data Mining for Dummies
  • Ghislaine Boddington, Body Data Space, BBC Digital Planet
  • Orsola De Marco, Head of Innovation at the Open Data Institute

16.30 – Desire Lines, digital arts exbiition Donna Close Brighton Digital Festival 2019

16.50 - Superfused #6 / Our gameshow journey - Laura Loonstein, AR/VR Producer, Root Interactive/Inkibit

17.10 15MIN BREAK

17.25 Superfused #7 / AR Digital Twin, Mark Knowles Lee CEO, Fracture Reality Ltd

17.45 - Superfused #8 / Susceptible: making art with public health data, Alex May

18.10 - Superfused #9 / Lemonade a Joyous exploration of space through music , Graham Luckhurst

18.30 - Superfused #10 / Making Music From Airports Fortune Cat - Eric Drass


19.00 - END