Quorum: Cultural Computation
Quorum comprises research in the design, development and application of software and hardware that augments, evaluates and increases public engagement of cultural experiences. Working collaboratively with communities, not-for-profit, public, private organisations, impact includes: design of cultural value metrics to increase public engagement, organisational culture change, financial value, marketing reach; design of the Arts Council England ‘Impact & Insight Toolkit’; enhancing curatorial techniques of the Tate; application of Artificial Intelligence to improve safe-guarding and pupil engagement for schools; strategy change of Plymouth City Council’s open data policy to engage citizens and industry; designing collaborative audience experiences for the international Fulldome community.
Projects continued ...
Re-imagining heritage artifacts
Developing new digital scanning and fabrication techniques, to re-imagine the innovation and cultures embodied in heritage artefacts
Inspired by the windy location at Salford Quays, Aeolian Light visualises the wind as an illuminated chaotic force
An ‘intelligent’ platform to enable collaboration between international disabled and non-disabled dancers spanning Japan and UK
Regenerative Energy Communities
Exploring how current energy paradigms can be challenged by energy approaches that work with agroecology and regenerative agriculture's central commitment of maintaining, actively reviving and enhancing the health and resilience of local ecosystems.
Data and algorithmic objects
Open-ended practice-based investigation about the creative appropriation of emerging technology.
Developing strategies and tools for the creation and preservation of digital artefacts for museums and galleries
Murmuration was one of the outcomes from the E / M / D / L – EUROPEAN MOBILE DOME LAB for Artistic Research (http://www.emdl.eu/) partnership of European and Canadian cultural organisations funded by EU Culture Program. This post contains information and documentation on this project component.
Qualia – a revolution in measuring audience feedback
Artory - the What’s On App for culture in Plymouth. The Artory pilot programme was intended to run from 17/01/2015 (iOS and Android Artory Apps were available on from 15/12/2014)for one year, but ended up successfully serving its collaborating culture organisations, their audiences and the City of Plymouth until October 2017.
Emoti-os.me is a chatbot. It uses conversations with its users to understand the collective mood of pupils at Plymouth School of Creative Arts (UK). It is created for and with these pupils to give students a voice and a way to express how they collectively feel about important matters at the school.
Postgraduate research opportunities
We offer three PGR initiatives
PhD Digital Art and Technology
The research is collaborative and participatory at its core, engaging audiences and communities and cultivating a rich transdisciplinary approach through collaborations across the arts and sciences.
The full-time PhD consists of an 18-month residency period in the UK followed by a mobility period in a collaborating institution.
Our research builds on the rich legacy of the Planetary Collegium, a radical nomadic Postgraduate research model developed by Professor Roy Ascott
Professor Roy Ascott
Professor Chris Bennewith
Dr Stephanie Black
Lecturer in Illustration
Dr Gianni Corino
Associate Professor in Interactive Media
Mr Peter Davis
Associate Head of School - International
Dr Mathew Emmett
Associate Professor in Architecture
Mr John Kilburn
Lecturer in Illustration
Professor Mike Phillips
Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts
Dr Helen Pritchard
Associate Professor in Queer Feminist Technoscience and Digital Design
Ms Polly Macpherson
Associate Head of School - Enterprise
Dr Andrew Prior
Associate Professor Digital Art & Technology
Mrs Victoria Squire
Associate Head of School - Education and Student Experience