From Research to Reality... an evening with Distance Lab
Thursday 19 March 2009 / 6 - 8 pm The Lighthouse, 56 Mitchell Street, Glasgow G1
You are invited to an evening with Distance Lab, a research
organisation bringing together technology, design and the arts to
overcome the disadvantages of distance, be they geographical,
temporal, cultural, emotional, or social. Based in Forres in the
Moray Firth area, the Lab is a source of innovation and creativity for
businesses both locally and internationally.
The evening will commence with an introduction from Willy Roe,
Chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Distance Lab's founder and
Research Director, MIT graduate Dr Stefan Agamanolis will report on
hot trends in communication and connectedness that are doing battle
with distance in unexpected ways.
Projects to be highlighted include a tele-health system for
supporting informal carers, new exhibition concepts that connect
author and audience, immersive audiovisual recording techniques for
cultural archives, and high-exertion sports games you can play with
opponents over a distance.
Prototypes and demonstrations will be on view during an informal
reception with light refreshments, providing time to talk with the
Distance Lab team and learn about what inspires them.
This event is hosted by New Media Scotland, a national
development agency fostering artist and audience engagement with all
forms of new media practice.