The Imitarium presents - Meet the Hubs: A Knowledge Exchange Salon
This is a project developed in association with Steven Wade for the AHRC Digital Economy Showcase
1 Commercial Partner
2 Academic Researchers
The Imitarium, designed and developed by Steve Wade, is an interactive, audio-visual sculpture developed initially as the practical outcome of an AHRC funded one-year practice-as-research MRes undertaken at Lancaster University. The Imitarium melds theatre technologies from the Victorian era to the present day to create a magical audience experience – a unique and intriguing presentation/performance-platform using an artful implementation of the Pepper’s Ghost illusion technique. Drawing heavily on the aesthetics of the coin-operated arcade machine from the 1970s and ‘80s, the interactive artwork is re-imagined here using the visual language of the arcade machine, providing a tangible and recognisable interactive-interface.
Steve Wade has been working with the Knowledge Exchange Hubs to create new content for The Imitarium which showcases the work of the four AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hubs which are working with industry nationwide to bring Arts and Humanities academics together with SMEs business partners. This was presented initially for and funded by at the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase.
To read more about The Imitarium visit http://www.stevemcwade.co.uk/the-imitarium
(image of The Imitarium (internal view) by Steve Wade)