Panel: Travels Through Hyper-Liminality: Exploring the space where digital meets the real
This talk will explore how the creation of physical artefacts based on data extracted from complex digital information systems changes the way we read, interpret and respond to complex information. Through the interpretation of scientific data collected on the relationship between ‘age and dexterity/strength’ the project discussed investigates how different visual translations change our relationship and understanding of data. Moreover, by reconceptualising digital information into a physical environment the research seeks to reveal how stakeholders read, perceive and respond to these different manifestations.
- Dr. Ian Gwilt is a Professor of Design at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) who has shown interactive works at international new media events, galleries and exhibitions. He has a degree in Communication Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, a Masters in Multimedia, conferred jointly by the University of Balears, Spain and the Royal College of Art, London, and a Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales. He is a practitioner in the design of creative interactive media, with a broad understanding of digital design issues, which have been published in research papers, publications and exhibitions of his own work. Current areas of research include: visual communication and social practice; information visualisation/materialisation; augmented artefacts and locations; hybrid creative practices such as design for museum interaction; interactive installations and augmented reality for mobile devices. His practice/thesis PhD examined how the computer-based graphical user interface can be seen as a creative/cultural artefact.