Internet of Cars
Turning your car into a data carrier
Special Reception at Winchester Science Centre: 1 June 2014
Internet of Cars
Turning your car into a data carrier
Special Reception and events at Winchester Science Centre: 1 June 2014
Winchester Science Centre 1 June: Demo Day, 2 – 5pm
Demonstrations of mobile phone apps, artists work and the research from Sixth Sense Transport. Tickets with admission
6 – 7.30pm Special Artist Reception,
Book to attend through http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/internet-of-cars-reception-tickets-11542212067 Entry by ticket only.
7.30 – 9pm Screenings and Discussion Session, Planetarium. All welcome but a place is only guaranteed through booking at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/internet-of-cars-screening-and-artist-discussion-tickets-11646309425
9 – 9.30pm Internet of Cars Flash Mob, An orchestra of sounds from car stereos Winchester Science Centre Car Park. All welcome. Volunteers required. You need a car with a CD player (or a portable CD player) and working headlights.
Tickets can be booked through http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/internet-of-cars-flashmob-tickets-11543010455
Please note you need a ticket for each event.
A Distributed Exhibition
This series of exhibitions and events will explore and debate the use and misuse of cars in everyday life through the lens of visual arts. Responding creatively to data and research derived from traffic flow analysis in Dorset and Hampshire using automatic number plate reading (ANPR), six artists will show work alongside the results of a research project, Sixth Sense Transport, investigating online promotion of a social and shared space for people who use cars and want to reduce their carbon footprint.
Using the concept of the Internet of Things, ANPR cameras on A354 between Dorchester and Weymouth and similar carmers in Southampton, artists have used the data provided to interpret their own scenarios in this exhibition. Simon Hollington & Kypros Kyprianou in The Car That Turned and Steve Beard and Victoria Halford in Router have created their own futuristic road movie narratives. Stanza in The Agency at the end of Civilization, Duncan Shingleton in Flows and Ivar van Bekkum and Esther Polak in Fronting Motion all use the data as it is gathered in real time to create various visualisations and sonic interpretations of the data by focusing on traffic build up, carbon emissions and patterns of car usage. Lanfranco Aceti’s performance Car Park looks at the implication for Internet of Things regarding people. Each of the pieces has been specially commissioned and premiered for the show.
Stanza’s work will visualise the state of the transport and assess repeat patterns overlaying a narrative that can allude to the subjective overtones of the control space and surveillance culture. The artwork embeds itself inside the urban landscape, surveillance culture, privacy and alienation in the city. The agency created in the galley focuses on the patterns we leave behind as well as real time networked events that can be re-imagined and sourced for information.
Hollington & Kyprianou’s film examines the ‘classic’ American road movie which was both an emblem of achieving and escaping from the American Dream. The car, the road and the hero are the holy trinity of American cinema. But what would a convincing UK road movie look like? What architecture would it traverse today?
Halford & Beard Router is the soundtrack to an imaginary movie which tells the story of a secret ‘mobile prison’ experiment by a sinister American G4S-style company. The company confines four guys in a van and condemns them to travel the roads of a coastal city in an endless voyage of the damned. Naturally, things go horribly wrong…
Duncan Shingleton will be show at the Turner Sims Concert Hall ‘Flows’ scans registration plates in real-time across the six camera sites on the A354 between Dorchester and Weymouth. As vehicles pass the cameras, a vehicle lookup enquiry is made to ascertain data on their CO2 emission rating, which is then used to drive Arduino controlled air turbines, generating movement in six particle filled acrylic tubes. As the total amount of CO2 emitted ebbs and flows, the air rate is increased and decreased in correlation, changing the velocity of the particles.
Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum’s Fronting Motion is an outdoor installation piece which will be a fully immersive experience in Guidlhall Square projected between two Luton vans, two realities merge into a panorama of a contemporary landscape. In the west cars are coming right at you. In the east you overlook the arriving and leaving ships in the harbor taking their time. Everywhere you hear this constant noise, is it the sea you hear or is it the sound of a highway?
Car Park is a new artwork by Lanfranco Aceti as part of the exhibition Internet of Cars in association with the John Hansard Gallery. The artwork is inspired by notions of hard labor and economic exploitation, which will provide the conceptual underpinning for an exhibition and a public performance in Southampton from June 7 to June 12, 2014.
University of Southampton, Internet of Cars Symposium, September 2014 date to be confirmed, 9.30am-6.4-pm
A free symposium, held at the University of Southampton on Saturday 14 June, will bring together academics, transport experts and the general public to explore what an Internet of Cars might be like. More details at http://www.internetofcars.org.uk Booking essential – contact email@example.com for a place.
Winchester Science Centre 31 May – 8 July, 2014
Open 7 days a week: Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm Sat – Sun 10am – 5pm
Turner Sims Concert Hall 2 June – 6 July 2014
Open: Mon – Friday 10am – 5pm and until 7pm on performance evenings
See http://turnersims.co.uk for details of performances
Southampton Guildhall Square 7 – 11 June 2014, 9am – 9pm
Car Park: Become a Car Man, Save the World
Performance by Lanfranco Aceti and participants
13 – 15 June 2014, 9am – 11.45pm
Fronting Motion, Online sound and video installation, Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum
Curated by SCAN and Sixth Sense Transport.
The Internet of Cars exhibition and symposium has been made possible thanks to our partners and funders Digital Economy (Research Councils UK), RCUK Digital Economy Theme Tales of Engagement Award, Arts Council England, John Hansard Gallery, Winchester Science Centre, Bridport Arts Centre, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton City Council.
Thanks also to contributions from University of Southampton, Design Informatics (University of Edinburgh), Dorset County Council.
For further information please contact: Helen Sloan firstname.lastname@example.org 07973 919210 or Jane Macdonald email@example.com