V&A Digital Futures 
Tuesday 27 May
12.30pm – 6.30pm
 
V&A Digital Futures is an open platform for the display and discussion of new work by students, researchers, creative practitioners and other professionals working with digital media, interactive art, digital design, science and more.  The programme offers opportunities to show and discuss work and ideas with fellow creative practitioners, researchers and the public, but also a platform to network and nurture discussion and future collaborations.

 

Join us for this special event, showcasing some of the brilliant collaborative projects and prototypes developed during the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2014 (https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/) by teams working in Exeter, London, York and Leicester.

 

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.  The Space Apps Challenge events in the UK are being led by the Met Office – http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/conference/hackathons/space-apps-challenge

 

Projects/teams: 

Down to Earth by Paris Selinas, Panagiotis Tigas, Dionysia Mylonaki / Space Apps London https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/project/down-to-earth/

 

Android_base_station / Space Apps London 

https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/project/androidbasestation/

 

SkySnapper – Ben Noble, James Shepherd, George Buckingham, David Stanton, Finlay Edridge / Space Apps Londonhttps://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/project/sky-snapper/

 

What’s Next? – Andrew Wise / Space Apps York

https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/project/whats-next/  

 

Leaf Patrol – Sanjay Bilakhia, Monti Ricardo, Natasha Trotman, Theo McCaie and Moira Morrison / Space Apps London Leaf Patrol’s response to the challenge focuses on measuring Ground level Ozone quality/pollution, using computer vision, coding and android devices to quantify and classify leaves via three stages: general leaf data collection, quantification and classification. The aim was to raise awareness about the environment among the general population with the hope that the general public would get involved and document the leaves in their areas. This could be scaled up stretching the ‘leaf patrol’ to a national and global level.

 

 

The event will also include The Rain Printer by Andres Ayerbe and Camille Leproust, visualising issues with water around the world – (http://nootnootnoot.com/The-Rain-Printer), as well as a talk by Shiri Shalmy on her curatorial project for the Data As Culture programme at the Open Data Institute – http://theodi.org/data-as-culture-2014 and many more!