A Workshop on Identity with Hetain Patel

Saturday, 10:30am. A group of students, ranging from 16 to early twenties, is waiting in a university room full of cameras, interactive whiteboards and other digital equipment. Some look a little lost, unsure what the day will bring, others are chatting and laughing, eager to get started. There’s an air of excitement and curiosity in … Continue reading A Workshop on Identity with Hetain Patel

Editorial Board Members & Contributors Wanted!

We’re looking for members to join us, either as part of our Editorial Panel or as Contributors (no previous experience necessary). About the project Q. What is 1215.today? A. 1215.today is an international project teeming with creative projects and innovative ideas; placing the arts and culture in a wider context to explore challenging and changing issues within society across politics, tech, science … Continue reading Editorial Board Members & Contributors Wanted!

Innovation Lab 2 – Video

Some footage capturing some of what went on at our 2nd Innovation Lab on the 11th June in Lincoln. If you want to find out more about our day of collaboration and contemplation  have a little watch of the video below. Video credit – New Media Lincs Team: Dan Davison, Steven Webster, Matthew Jones and Andrew West

Artists reclaim your space with spaceREC!

The spaceREC revolution has begun! It’s in Leeds… and it’s FREE! Are you a Leeds based creative that struggles to find affordable places in which to work? Do you yearn for a yurt where you can write?* Are you pining for a place in which to paint? Or are you just fed up of having … Continue reading Artists reclaim your space with spaceREC!

Lincoln Innovation Lab

Check out the Storify for our second Innovation Lab in Lincoln on Saturday 11th June; featuring meditation, contemplation and big shiny beards. If you want more pictures, videos and content, or you just feel like a chat, find us on Instagram or Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/1215today/ @1215today [View the story “1215.today Innovation Lab 2” on Storify]

5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

1215.today’s Innovation Labs enable artists and audiences to experiment together on making truly collaborative digital art. The Innovation Labs open up the artistic process by inviting artists, gamers, vloggers, makers and creative technologists to explore a Magna Carta-inspired provocation set by an artist. So what did we learn from our first Innovation Lab? Let’s take a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

New Film Commission Opportunity

We are inviting a filmmaker, animator or artist/maker/practitioner working with moving image to work with us in the development of a new artistic digital commission. Filmmakers / artists do not need to have previous experience in working online as they will be supported through the process by expert creative technologists. Filmmakers / artists will need … Continue reading New Film Commission Opportunity

Prototype 4: Sonic Portal

Sonic Portal brings together artists and audiences. Focusing on sound as a medium of communication, it allows both to reflect on the state of current and future workspaces. Nowadays people live in their own spaces, wearing headphones and moving about in their own isolated worlds. Sound, by its very nature, is territorial. We can control sound – and, by … Continue reading Prototype 4: Sonic Portal

Prototype 3: Territories

TERRITORIES: making visible the kinds of invisible and virtual spaces you occupy online, allowing you to opt out from them if you so desire… Central idea I created a web plugin for the Google Chrome browser that people could download and run alongside their daily web-browsing activities. The plugin keeps track of the kind of websites that the … Continue reading Prototype 3: Territories

Prototype 2: RateMyPlace

Thomas Forth presents RateMyPlace, the second of the prototypes to emerge from discussions held during our first Innovation Lab in Leeds My background I have a great interest in how we use space. I built and maintain a tool used by thousands of people called the parkulator. It shows how much space in Northern cities is used … Continue reading Prototype 2: RateMyPlace