Unlikely Combinations

A session at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012

  • Illugi Eysteinsson
  • Alan Stuart

Tuesday 22nd May, 2012

11:00am to 12:00pm (GMT)

Unexpected partnerships can bring real benefits

This session highlights a wide range of activities and opportunities that exist to support business within a modern university, from world leading research, business development and consultancy to collaborative working, student internships and community partnerships.

Interdisciplinary collaborations - which occur both within and between business and education - bring together different perspectives and approaches to a problem, allowing more innovative and creative solutions to be found, for example by bringing together practitioners from different backgrounds or professions to work in partnership to enhance services to the public, product development or other forms of enterprise.

To enhance your understanding of the opportunities and benefits that engaging with universities can offer you and your business; this is a session you cannot afford to miss.

Ali Campbell & Adam Stark, Living map - Visions on Mile End Road
Living Map is a collaborative project involving Drama students and Media and Arts Technology Postgraduates from Queen Mary, University of London and community groups of all ages, using live performance and digital technology to transform public awareness of Mile End Road as a site where many people meet, interact and dream. The results will be part-performed, part-displayed as interactive projections and part-audible as a sound installation, with speakers installed in grills along the side of Queen Mary college along the Mile End Road.

Living Map uses techniques developed by a QM Drama Academic, Ali Campbell who has previously used these techniques with great success in settings as diverse as Rio de Janeiro, Lewes and Beckton.

London Metropolitan University's WOW agency is engaging students and graduates with business, start-ups, SME's and Social Enterprise. See how these bright new minds can provide innovation, breakthrough thinking, expertise and low-cost or free solutions.

About the speakers

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Illugi Eysteinsson

Owner, Kreative Katalyst

Illugi Eysteinsson is an architect/educator with a Masters degree in both Architecture and Fine Arts and a PgCert in teaching art and design. illugi has extensive experience facilitating art/architectural workshops for communities and schools, having worked as public art consultant, artist and scenic architect in the entertainment industry for fifteen years. He was recently the facilitator for the Eat London fod installation. Other projects have taken place in countries including USA, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Germany and Turkey. Currently Illugi is involved in developing creativity and drawing workshops for disadvantaged youth.

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Adam Stark

Adam Stark is a specialist in interactive music technology and co-founder of the interactive arts technology studio Codasign.

He wrote a PhD on using intelligent digital technologies to create new forms of interaction in live music performances and art installations, completed at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London. He has worked with artists including Imogen Heap, Di Mainstone and Sarah Nicolls and exhibited work at the National Portrait Gallery, Shunt Lounge and Novas CUC. He is also a performing musician, using interactive technology as part of the six-piece instrumental band Rumour Cubes.

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Ali Campbell

Senior Lecturer Applied Performance at Queen Mary University of London

He has worked in the fields of Applied Performance and Development Theatre for twenty five years, including twenty at the Education Department of Glyndebourne Opera and nearly fifteen at Queen Mary, University of London, in what has over that period become the top Drama Department for research in the UK. Ali is one of the leading exponents and adaptors of the techniques of his teacher and mentor the late Augusto Boal, the legendary Brazilian founder of the Theatre of the Oppressed movement.

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Alan Stuart

Alan Stuart is the project manager for The WOW Agency

The WOW agency – a unique initiative embedded within the Faculty of Computing at London Metropolitan University. The WOW Agency places top students and graduates into real client-driven projects at low cost to business – with clients ranging from digital start-ups through to Comic Relief. He now oversees a portfolio of over 100 projects for start-ups / SME’s and Social Enterprise, working closely with academics to identify new breakthrough talent, creativity, enterprising students and innovative minds. A new initiative - WOWBiz offers Start-Ups, SME’s and Social Enterprises a fantastic opportunity to have small to medium size projects delivered for FREE.
Alan believes passionately in the opportunity for student and graduate talent to be given a truly dynamic and creative platform from which to showcase breakthrough-thinking, motivation and innovation and is committed to supporting the needs of start-ups / SME’s and Social Enterprise today while developing the workforce of the future

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  • Ali Campbell
  • Adam Stark
  • Matthew Gardiner

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Time 11:00am12:00pm GMT

Date Tue 22nd May 2012

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