Today we discussed how and why Experience Lab should, or maybe should not, join the national initiative Digital Humanities Lab. We await further information and a meeting with head of the DigHumLab secretariat. The initiative sounds interesting, and we will no doubt look forward to further info about the initiative.
Tuesday May 27 we will meet to develop further the ideas about 21st century learning spaces. Afterwards we will also continue our brainstorm on visualization to see if this theme could serve as a cross-disciplinary research theme.
This meeting is about our current projects: “Italian pictures”, “The gangway,” “Learning at RUC 21st century workshops,” and we will also discuss possible future projects in collaboration with Experimentarium, BiMus, Roskilde Museum, and DigHumLab.
We are still waiting with bated breath for the answer to our Marie Curie application.
This Wednesday we will meet and brainstorm to answer the question: Is visualization a theme of relevance to our interdisciplinary collaboration involving Computer Science, Performance design and Communication studies?
Today we discussed our mutual initiatives, among others, the Italian Pictures project, the BiMus project, the meeting with the Experimentarium, the student workshop project The experimental teamwork space (rektorpuljen), and our research ideas about Visualization: Social media and performativity.
The Italian Pictures installations will be exhibited at Roskilde Libraries from March 8, and we look forward to collaborating with the library about this exhibition.
Following up on John and Sannes recent meeting with The Experimentarium, we have invited Jonas Wang and Ali to join our next meeting March 27, 9.30 to show them the ExCylinder and to discuss our ideas and experience from other projects also. If possible, we will, however, seek to arrange a meeting earlier than that, preferably mid-March.
The first meeting between Experience Lab and Experimentarium was held on Wednesday 6th February at Experimentarium’s new temporary location next to Copenhagen harbour. There are many topics of common interest and possible future collaboration such as new kinds of interactive learning experience, creative use of audio and visual media and intelligent interaction. Present at the meeting were Morten Busch and Anne Kahr Hällman from Experimentarium, and Sanne Krogh Groth and John Gallagher from Experience Lab.
This Friday evening Bjørn Laursen opened the exhibition Italian pictures at Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Copenhagen. The exhibition shows the many evocative and sensual pencil sketches Bjørn has drawn during his visits to Italy.
Part of the exhibition is an ExLab project run by Bjørn, Henning Christiansen, Ates Gürsimsek, Steffen Thorlund and Morten Brandrup and the exhibition made possible a first presentation of the ideas and a prototype of this project. It aims at an intelligent, interactive, and digital version of Bjørn’s sketches and sketch books in a theatre-like and hexagonal shape – an intelligent hybrid of books, theatre, and exhibition sensitive to the visitors movements.
It has just been decided to co-ordinate the diverse activities of some of the labs at Roskilde University – ExLab, HUM-TEK, and a Performance Design workshop – and to share the resources allocated. The organizing principles of this initiative are inspired by the FAB LAB movement an the related ideas.
In the meeting, Friday November 15, Jens Friis Jensen, Connie Svabo, Michael Haldrup and Sisse Siggaard Jensen discussed how best to initiate this, and also, how to coordinate and share resources.
As a first step, we decided to meet once a month to establish some of the needs and requirements of this initiative.