InfoD-Cafe: Lansdown Lecture - Heartlands: heart-rate, GPS, gameplay - 21 November 2007 - London

5 Nov 2007 - 8:54am
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Caroline Jarrett
2007

Hi all,

Spotted the posting below on another list. If you're near to London,
UK, and interested in novel types of interaction then you may enjoy
this free lecture.

Don't reply to me: the post below is all I know about it.

Cheers
Caroline Jarrett
caroline.jarrett at effortmark.co.uk
01525 370379

Effortmark Ltd
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Boyd Davis" <s.boyd-davis at mdx.ac.uk>

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Lansdown Lecture - Heartlands: heart-rate, GPS, gameplay - 21 November
2007
- London
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This public lecture is free. All welcome.

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Summary
+ Heartlands: heart-rate, GPS, gameplay

+ Rachel Jacobs of Active Ingredient

+ Date: Wednesday 21 November 2007

+ Time: 5:00pm for one hour

+ Location: Middlesex University, London, EN4 8HT
Cat Hill Campus: Room 137
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Enquiries
Stephen Boyd Davis: s.boyd-davis at mdx.ac.uk
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Heartlands: heart-rate, GPS, gameplay
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What is happening to media? -- the implications of an award-winning
world-first pervasive game. A unique game/artwork that uses live
heart-rate
and GPS to build each player¹s personal game experience.

Media are changing, becoming pervasive and physical instead of being
confined to conventional screens like TV, cinema and PCs. Rachel
Jacobs and
her colleagues at Active Ingredient, a Nottingham based new media
company,
have developed a world-first pervasive game which recently won the
first
Nokia Ubimedia international award in conjunction with the Mixed
Reality Lab
at Nottingham University. The work originated in a Wellcome
Trust-funded
project while Rachel was a postgraduate in the Lansdown Centre and has
received world-wide attention. The Centre welcomes her back to
Middlesex to
reflect on the project and draw out issues for the future.

The original project: http://lansdown.mdx.ac.uk/dragons/

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About the speaker
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Rachel Jacobs is an artist, consultant and project manager, coming
from a
background of dance, performance and visual arts. She has been based
in
Nottingham since 1991 where she co-founded Active Ingredient. Rachel
is
responsible for the creative delivery and project management of the
work.
She has also worked as a lecturer and workshop facilitator. Rachel was
awarded an MA in Electronic Arts from Middlesex University in 2006 and
has
co-authored papers about her work with Active Ingredient, Middlesex
University Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts and the Mixed Reality
Lab at
University of Nottingham.

Active Ingredient have developed a reputation over 10 years
specialising in
interactive media. They attempt to unlock everyday magic from the
rigid
systems of new media, their innovative approach to new technologies
has led
them to national and international success in the public, academic and
commercial sectors.

Active Ingredient: http://www.active-ingredient.co.uk/

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Venue
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Room 137
Middlesex University
Cat Hill
Barnet
Herts EN4 8HT
United Kingdom

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Date and time
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Wednesday 21 November at 5pm

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Stephen Boyd Davis
Reader in Interactive Media
Head, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts EN4 8HT
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (0)20 8411 5072
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The Centre's Web Pages are at http://www.cea.mdx.ac.uk/
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