Join Kinneir Dufort tonight at The Rooms Festival, Bristol
Tonight sees the opening of The Rooms, a series of interactive installations and inventions designed to change and brighten the world, including the InTouch project from Kinneir Dufort and Bristol University.
InTouch project challenged the world of modern connectivity and the Smartphone and asked are we really InTouch? Using haptic technology, InTouch is exploring new ways to allow us all to reach out and touch those who mean the most to us at that very moment in time when we need each other the most. This device and others will all be showcased for three days in Bristol City Centre.
From a playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, to an interactive light garden, haunted study and a chance to enjoy our very own project. Visitors will get lost in a bio-activated maze, contemplate the future of death and reimagine a digital future.
The Rooms is brought to you by REACT, the creative economy hub for the South West & Wales. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, REACT has invested in collaboration, cultural experimentation and creative innovation between University researchers and creative businesses, supporting them to make new kinds of digital product and experience. Now, with a portfolio of 53 projects, it’s time to celebrate all of this brilliant work, and to look to the future.
The Rooms Creative Producer, Katherine Jewkes, says:
REACT are thrilled to be able to open the doors to The Rooms and share with the public some of the amazing talent from the South West region and beyond. Across the festival we will be showcasing 53 products and experiences that aim to change the way we imagine our world, alongside the brilliant makers and thinkers who brought these ideas to life.