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					INA report Mediatheque RADICALlab 3London 6-12 July 2002

Rapport de mission au RADICALlab3 London 6-12 July 2002
RESUME- SUMMARY 1. Objectifs de la mission...................................................................................................................................1 2. Rappel sur le réseau RADICAL ...................................................................................................................1 3. Daily report on the MEDIATHEQUE .........................................................................................................2 4. A voir sur les sites web ..................................................................................................................................5 5. Conclusions ....................................................................................................................................................5

1. Objectifs de la mission
L‟objectif de cette mission était de participer aux échanges d‟expérience sur les résultats des partenaires de ce réseau, et de préciser notre partenariat pour DHAN dans ce domaine. A la suite des échanges menés sur les recherches de nouveaux outils et interfaces créatifs avec SMARTlab à Londres, De Waag à Amsterdam et l‟Ecole de l‟Image à Angoulème et Poitiers, ces ateliers et échanges doivent nous permettre de constituer un groupe de partenaires dans ce domaine innovant et très prisé des industriels des télécommunications en particulier. Notre rôle au sein de DHAN pour les initiatives créatives sera de stimuler la collaboration entre les créateurs et les PMEs actives dans ce domaine. Les apports d‟interfaces innovants pour des applications comme la sélection et la navigation au sein de bases de données de contenus audiovisuels, les publications et l‟accès aux collections audiovisuelles sur le web et la formation en ligne sont importants et répondent à une forte demande des fournisseurs de contenus, des utilisateurs et de la Commission Européenne. Les actions prévues pendant ces rencontres étaient les suivantes : 1. 2. 3. Assister aux présentations d‟expériences et démonstrations d‟outils. Participer aux rélexions du groupe stratégique „Bringing Europe together‟ et au groupe de création sur « les outils audio et video pour les jeux ». Confirmer des partenariats en fonction du niveau des participants européens confrontés à leurs équivalents américains et établir de nouveaux contacts.

Par ailleurs les journées des 11 et 12 devaient permettre des rencontres avec nos partenaires archives et recherche (BBC, BFI) pour résoudre les questions en suspens concernant la FIAT.

2. Rappel sur le réseau RADICAL
RADICAL is . . .   A ground-breaking project and network of excellence funded by the European Union. Exploring the vital contribution creativity makes to the European knowledge economy.

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INA report Mediatheque RADICALlab 3London 6-12 July 2002 

Brought to you by the joint efforts of three globally respected research institutions: the SMARTlab UK at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, L'École Supérieure de l‟Image of France, and the WAAG Society/for old and new media, in the Netherlands.

The Mediatheque is. . .    The third RADICAL creative lab, with hands-on sessions targeted at artists, creative entrepreneurs, industry and the media. An intensive think tank exploring creativity in software development, technology and artistic creation, creative entrepreneurs and the EU, creative industries and the new Europe. Leading towards the RADICAL manifesto – “Innovation and Creativity for the Knowledge Economy” – for presentation to the Convention on the Future of Europe.

3. Daily report on the MEDIATHEQUE
 Sunday 7 July from 2 to 7pm: the TABlab (Theatre and Beyond) Showcase of new technologies for collaborative performance and future forms of theatre, combined with the Sphinx Women's Theatre Company's featured session on 'Dressing Up'- a day conference on gender, technology, performance, and fashion. Presentation of Katherine Moriwaki upon wearable technologies and interactive fashion; impressive solutions for designing clothes, „wording‟ them and using them to express readable messages. Presentation of the proposal for WHISPER project (Wireless Heuristic Interactive Sensual Physiological Expressive Reactive) aiming to locate the body in the data. From the idea of “pulp fashion” refering to Merleau Ponty approach (pulp the sensible), the idea is to create a human network storing and transmitting information coming from the bodies and the intelligence of people, merging data from conceptual and physical origines. This implies to set up a large ontological space of development to describe, represent and have access to these informations. Tha main team is located in Vancouver (Andruid Kerne, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University). End note by Lynne Franks about ways to provide support networks and funding structure to women. Example from India (popular bank created by very poor people), from Middle East (common nursery with palestinian and israelian women), from Sarajevo (adapting seeding skills to make products sold on the european market).  Monday 8 July from 10am to 10pm : Towards a Creative Europe

Welcome and introduction by Dr Lizbeth Goodman (Director, SMARTLab and RADICAL) and David Steven (co-facilitator,RiverpathAssociates/SMARTlab)
Presentation of Leonie Schäfer (Fraunhofer Institute-FIT near Köln) about 3D representation for collaborative working space (TOWER project). Presentation of already known projects like VISARI-EVA by James Hemsley and UCL-EC project by Alan Penn.

Break out –into 6 groups to work on key topics throughout week, for the afternoon 2 to 5pm.
Strategic groups: 1) The EU and creative entrepreneurs (facilitated by Fabrizio Verdiani, Monique van Dusseldorf, and Ellie Rubin) 2) Creative bids for EU funds (facilitated by Jak Baumans, Geska Andersson, Frank Boyd) 3) Bringing Europe together – live and online (facilitated by Sally Jane Norman, Sher Doruff, Scott delaHunta,and Philippe Poncin)

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Creative groups: 4) Interactivity and storytelling (facilitated by Christopher Hales, Frans Mayra and Leonie Schaefer) 5) Models of interaction and connected learning (facilitated by Hannah Charlton, Susan Kennard Dr Katherine Milton) 6) Performance Practices/Gaming (facilitated by Dr Jane Prendergast, Kirk Woolford, Celia Pearce and Yann Geslin) At 8pm, splendid Gala Reception with a live performance of Anjali by Sharmila Desai, Indian dancer and Suran Goornatilake, a dance photographer (exploration into the art and ritual of yoga ).  Tuesday 9 July from 10am to10pm : Connected Communities From 10am to 1pm, very impressive presentations of different projects involved in technology research for artists. Amanda Oldroyd (BT research) showing some trends for „making photos‟ from real to virtual images, creating credible avatars and evolving in a virtual space. Yann Geslin (INA) giving a demonstration of evolving techniques and systems for sound producers since 1950 from Pierre Schaeffer first experiments to GRM tools today. Iona Walters (Future TV at CBBC) presenting new way of producing for television mixing real and virtual technologies. Frans Mayra (Hypermedia Laboratory in Tampere-Finland) about new way of communication through the web. Geska Andersson (Interactive Institute in Stockolm-Sweden) for 3D representation and visit in museums. Jerry Rothwell (Hi8us/Aptfilms) about chat solutions and interactive storytelling. Mouis Tomaino (Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University) Someone said their work were not prototype but “provocatype”. Break out groups for the afternoon 2 to 5pm. From 5pm to 7pm, Plenary demonstrating and exploring the future of wearable technologies, wireless interfaces and immersive interactive environments with Jane Rapley, Dean of Fashion and Head of Wearable Tech Research Group, Dr Jane Harris (Sr Research Fellow in Interactive Fabric Design, CSM), Susan Jenkyn Jones (Lecturer in Fasion, CSM), Katherine Moriwaki (Design Fellow, Parsons School of Design), Ruth Gibson (Igloo), Sara Diamond (BNMI/SMARTlab).One of the main assessment was that it is worth to get fundings for at least two purposes : to let people talk together by networking from different skills and domains, and to bring education contents and experiments through and towards creative research. At 8pm. Programme at the Cochrane Theatre includes The Couch Installation by Tina Keane (in the foyer throughout the week), animation demos by Pesky, XPT, Artafterscience, Ken Perlin and Clilly Castiglia for the CATlab, Maria Mencia (Chelsea College of Art & Design), Steve di Paola (Interactive Arts at Simon Fraser University), Jonah Bruker-Cohen (Media Lab Europe in Dublin).  Wednesday 10 July from 10am to 10pm : Creative Business Plenary session exploring how creativity can be valued, bought and sold. Presentations by three venture capitalists supporting arts and new media:Carlo Paris (Venture Capitalist, Turin), Luc Carignan (Venture Capitalist, Paris and Quebec), Fabrizio Verdiani (Twinventures.com), Lynne Franks (SEEDfusion), and Ellie Rubin (Bulldog/Ambition). Plenary exploring how creative teams sustain – and are sustained by – major corporations. New Media Futures-

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INA report Mediatheque RADICALlab 3London 6-12 July 2002 Teamwork case studies presented by Brian Duffy (Mindgames Group at Media Lab Europe-Anthropos project), Anna Hill (Space Synapse) and Marc Price (BBC Research and development). Presentation of Jorgen Callesen (the Interactive Institute) about Narrativity and Communication or interactive storytelling. Intervention of Soren Jan Jensen Learning Lab Denmark) explaining his job for LEGO and telling the story of musicians playing absolutely well with Miles Davis and he asking them ; “Play a mistake”; or what can be the attitude of research actors combined with perfection achievement. Break out groups for the afternoon 2 to 5pm.

At 8pm. Programme at the Cochrane Theatre including Anna Birch with Fragments and Monuments (replayed), INFOnoise by Gordana Novakovic, Blast Theory by Matt Adams, Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli with a performance extract by Igloo (replayed).
 Thursday 11 July from 10am to 7pm : RADICAL times The challenge of RADICAL Presentations from RADICAL‟s partner and member organisations, followed by plenary discussion. Dr Lizbeth Goodman, Dr Sally Jane Norman, Marleen Stikker with Frank Boyd - a future plan for action. Break out groups for the afternoon to 5pm. 6.00 pm. .in the Cochrane Theatre: Live theatre and the role of the media; Professor Mike Uretsky (Managing Director at CATlab NYC). Fine approach of Open source not only for software but also for Systems and Communities building. Research as a way to detect or even create problems then to solve. A choice to settle “lose partnership” rather than structured agreement. Lord David Puttnam (introduced by Vladamir Mirodan of Drama Centre London). Presented importance of education in new media for developing talents in science, culture and arts. The statement that a great part of current knowledge according to emergence of digital and computerised techonologies is mostly recent (for example 85% on brain is known only since 1985).  Friday 12 July from 10am till midnight: Creative manifesto Mediatheque creates… Pitch of the week's inventions from each creative group, followed by demonstration of work. Groupe 1 (Interactivity and storytelling) presented a very inventive project called “Eurovision Story Contest” aiming to gather creative communities in each 15 countries of Europe for broadcasting a program made of stories involving 3D built caracters. Groupe 2 (Models online collaboration, e-publishing & connected learning) presented a survey on next trends of research and systems to be made with setting of an AV contents multilingual data bank. Groupe 3 (Performance practices) invented the concept of “Eyou-ZOO” allowing people through the net to create their own caracter and body and to enter a kind of European circus. Re-drawing the RADICAL map (1) Plenary discussion pulling out higher level strategy points from the creative work. Mediatheque thinks… Presentation from policy groups - three parts of the new manifesto. . . nearly completed. Re-drawing the RADICAL map (2) Plenary discussion pulling out higher level strategy points from the policy work. Evening: 8pm til late at the Back Hill Studios: the SMARTclub. PHP-29/11/09 4/6

INA report Mediatheque RADICALlab 3London 6-12 July 2002 Programme includes the world premiere of the Flutterfuge dance, music and animation jam; Code Zebra Cubclub, and a live mix of interactive art, augmented reality installations and dance club / party!

4. A voir sur les sites web
Pour suivre les activités du projet RADICAL : www.get-radical.net Pour le CAT-lab de New York City : www.cat.nyu.edu Pour le centre new media de la BBC : www.bbc-newmedia.co.uk Pour le réseau de support SEED: www.seedfusion.com Pour le projet TOWER : www.fit.fraunhofer.de Sur les recherches et développements : faces building at www.musecorp.com funny links between corp and the net at www.coinoperated.com from birds to words and versus at www.Z-A.net funny mix of art & science at www.artafterscience.com for wearable and gestual interfaces at www.igloo.org.uk for the Blast theory and interactive performances at www.blesttheory.co.uk for Banff Canadian media & visual arts at www.banffcentre.ce/mva for Banff new media institute at www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi

5. Conclusions
Résultats pour l’action de l’INA à la FIAT : Le responsable des archives, Paul Fiander, est tout à fait favorable aux objectifs proposés par l‟INA et soutiendra la candidature de son président, Emmanuel Hoog; de plus l‟implication de la BBC dans la „nouvelle‟ FIAT sera orientée sur les projets de collaboration et de recherche comme nous le souhaitions. Résultats pour le renforcement et l’élargissement de DHAN : - Avec la BBC; archives, recherche, future TV et new media constituent maintenant quatre points d‟entrée pour organiser les partenariats avec la BBC. Avec les trois partenaires principaux de RADICAL SMARlTab, De Waag et l‟Ecole de l‟Image, les relations sont précisées et nous attendons un retour sur leur implication dans DHAN après discussion sur les EoIs (KITS et STICK).

Il est important de noter deux difficultés rencontrées par les partenaires de RADICAL et par les acteurschercheurs du domaine pour: a) obtenir un soutien financier des industriels, et là nous pouvons les aider en les impliquant dans DHAN sur des projets applicatifs dans le projet intégré STICK) et b) avoir une réelle reconnaissance de leur positionnement en “recherche” au sein du FP6 et de l‟EC en général , et là encore leur participation au réseau d‟excellence KITS est favorable, ce qui n‟exclue pas le montage à leur initiative d‟un autre réseau (cf. La proposition EoI du réseau NETLAB). - Avec de nouveaux partenaires européens : Hypermedia Lab (Tampere-Finlande), Media Lab Europe (Dublin-Irlande), Interavtive Institute (Stockolm-Suède) et élargissement à de nouvelles entités de partenaires actuels (Fraunhofer, BBC). - Avec des artistes indépendants : Jane Harris, Anna Hill ou Maria Mencia, des apports sur de nouveaux projets sont à étudier. Avec des partenaires potentiels canadiens et nord américains des conventions de partenariat en B2B sont possibles pour bénéficier de certaines complémentarités.

Nous transmettons ce rapport et les coordonnées de certaines équipes de R&D rencontrées au groupe du studio hypermédia de l‟INA qui pourra en tirer partie. Pour la DRE et l‟INA, Yann Geslin et Philippe Poncin

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