A design fiction film providing an example of what could be created by our automated ‘Protagonist’ service.
Katie Day is Artistic Director of The Other Way Works, a theatre company based in Birmingham.
Dr John Troyer is Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath.
Concept & Content Selection: Katie Day
Example User: Hannah Nicklin
Animation & Video Production: Hazel O’Brien
Music: Mark Day
A software engine to automatically create a video life story from an individual’s social media content, ‘This is You’ is a practical attempt to make sense of our vast stashes of personal data in a human, emotional and narrative way.
‘Protagonist’ is a REACT Strategic Projects Feasibility Study
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), REACT (Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technology) is one of four UK Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy and is a collaboration between UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England), Watershed and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
About the team:
Katie Day is Artistic Director of The Other Way Works, who create daring and remarkable theatre drawing the audience into the very heart of the experience. We recently produced Bandstand, a collection of audio performances for Bandstands delivered via a location-aware smartphone app. Katie Day produced Theatre Sandbox for Watershed in 2010, and brings that experience of developing theatre and technology projects to her own work on this project. “The Other Way Works is a dynamic young company that is successfully exploring the possibilities of what theatre can and might be” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Dr John Troyer is Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. His interdisciplinary research focuses on contemporary memorialisation practices, concepts of space and place, and the dead body’s relationship with technology. Dr. Troyer is also a theatre director and installation artist with extensive experience in site-specific performance across the United States and Europe.