Distance Lab Open Studio 004

Distance Lab

Horizon Scotland, Forres, IV36 2AB
Thursday 13th November 2008, 12 - 5 pm

Interested in what's going on at Distance Lab? At their Open Studio events they show how they are pushing the limits of technology and design to overcome the disadvantages of distance. The special guest speaker is Glorianna Davenport of MIT Media Laboratory.

The theme of this event is Slow Technology, an extension of notions from the slow food movement into the design of new technologies. Instead of speed and efficiency, slow technology emphasises the quality, locality, and humanity of the total experience.

Space is limited for this event. Please fill out this online form to request a booking

Distance Lab researchers Costas Bissas and Tomoko Hayashi will describe their ongoing endeavors in the realm of "slow technology", including Neuromantic, a project that aims to encourage rural modern life through the use of new technologies without altering the authenticity of the environment, local uniqueness and resources.

Glorianna Davenport is head of the Media Fabrics (formerly Interactive Cinema) group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Trained as a documentary filmmaker, Glorianna has achieved international recognition for her work in new media forms. Her research explores fundamental issues related to the collaborative co-construction of digital media experiences, where the task of narration is split among authors, consumers, and computer mediators.


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