Locative ArtsOr, art by the geospatially uninhibitedNew ways of seeing, sensingand representingRadar, sonar, GPS, WiFi,Bluetooth, cellular, GIS, etcSeeking an art of mobilecommunications:Are there any forms of expressionthat are intrinsic or unique to mobileand wireless media?
•We are all being mapped,•all of the time•The devices we carry leave traces of our movements
Loca: Set To Discoverable (2004-6)Loca consists of a small network inside each node is a Bluetooth device, encased in concrete for use in theof nodes... made of readily available components, urban environment.The nodes are deployed in public spaces.
Festival As Lab MethodFrom activism and interactive artsto social and digital innovation.
FutureEverything: Festival As LabFestivals can be agile RND environments for real-worldrapid prototyping, open innovation and user-led design.A city-wide festival can transform a city into aplayspace by enabling artists and designersto play with the DNA of a city.
FutureEverything Innovation LabsBringing the future into the present.Year-round innovation labs, lasting between 9-36months, each looking at a speciﬁc theme, feeding inand out of the festival, which acts as a living lab.
Past FutureEverything Labsfutureeverything.org/innovationData Arts (2010-11) Low Grade (2005)Open Data Cities (2009-11) Mobile Connections (2003-5)Distant Collaboration (2009-10) FutureDJ (2004)The City Experiment (2010) Turntable Re:mix (2004)Environment 2.0 (2006-9) Migrations (2002-3)Social Networking Unplugged Blacktronica (2002)(2007-8) Sensurround (2001-2)Art For Shopping Centres (2007) BrokenChannel (2001)Futurevisual (2007) Audiovisions (2000)Off The Map (2006) SenseSonic (1999)Instrument (2006) The ﬁrst Futuresonic (1996)
The FutureEverything CommunityGlobal Network.A destination for a world-wide community ofartists, technologists and future-thinkers.
Research PlatformFutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic) part ofLancaster Universitys successful RAE2008.Member of the European Network of Living Labs(ENoLL).
FutureEverything & ManchesterFutureEverything has a close relationship with its hostcity, Greater Manchester in England.It is an intermediary operating at the meeting pointbetween the public, practitioners and policy makers.
Digital InnovationDeveloping into a national framework for art and digitalinnovation, at the heart of the UKʼs innovation ecology.
Elegant PartnershipsPioneered a new relationship for a festival with itspartners and host city ("elegant partnerships")
Intermediary and ideas catalystAn intermediary between the public, policymakers,industry and practitioners including grassrootscommunities of developers and users.
Community is kingCommunity is king, so build up your social capital, getconnected, and let new smart ecosystems evolve.
Open sourcing the festivalShift from curating and producing art in a conventionalway to developing and distributing kits and platforms.
Routes to impactCreating sustainable relationships and positivechange in society and the arts? Can we focuson impact and artist merit at the same time?
Environment 2.0Social sensing andparticipatory massobservation of localenvironment andclimate.http://futuresonic.com/09/env20
One billion eyes"A populace so knowing and capable thatall problems get noticed and addressed,quickly, by a billion eyes."- David Brin
Climate BubblesA playful, participatoryproject in which bubbleblowing games enablepeople across the cityof Manchester to test airﬂow circulation, and bysharing the resultsonline, enable the MetOfﬁce to get a snapshotthe Urban Heat IslandphenomenonDrew Hemment, CarloBuontempo, Alﬁe Dennen
Distant Collaboration (2009-10)Exploring new ways to be globally connected,and the potential for artworks involving remotecollaboration.
Globally Networked Event (GloNet)Developing a new type of global event taking us tonew corners of the globe and reducing air travel.Shifting from a single city event, to one takingplace simultaneously at venues around the globe.
The City Experiment (2010)Serendipity City Challenge
Unique opportunity in GMPartnership with Trafford CouncilCurate an environment for changeDeliver the opennessBuild the ecosystem for the city
Raw Data Now (just make it open)Not about Five Star DataGTFS (Google/General Transit FeedSpeciﬁcation)DataGM to be based upon a CKANsystem (a catalogue that points to datarather than hosting it, same system asdata.gov.uk)
Grow the community and SROIRealtime speciﬁcation for GTFSLoad balanced cloud platforms
Build a city API and SDK - creatingstandardised civic data acrossEuropean cities
Internet of Things - move to createsmall scale mesh networks withhyperconnectivity
Citizen generated data - We believethat it is essential for citizens to takeownership of data, to create and alsocontextualise