This event took place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.
We are proud to present the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Chris Bennewith.
How can the experience of developing open interactive frameworks for digital immersive artworks be applied to the design of Plymouth’s creative economy?
Professor Chris Bennewith, Head of the School of Art, Design, and Architecture, will trace some of his work as part of international art and design collective Squidsoup, connecting the knowledge gained from these experiences to more recent projects relating to the development of a new Creative Economy for the city and region of Plymouth.
Drawing from his extensive research, he has been applying the idea of creating open and creative artworks in which interactions can take place to the design the city’s creative ecology, in partnership with key stakeholders from the creative and cultural sector and beyond.
His particular research interest is in the development of a visual vocabulary that connects digital and material worlds. As the lead visual designer with Squidsoup, Chris has been involved in the creation of innovative installations and artefacts that combine sound, physical space and virtual worlds to produce interactive digital artworks that allow the viewer to take active control of what they experience.
You are welcome to join us for University of Plymouth's Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, which provide a milestone event in a professorial career. Through these we can promote and celebrate the academic reputation and achievements within their research.
This event is open to the public and free to attend. We recommend reserving your place using the above link to guarantee a seat.