Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland


Future Labs 2019 / 2020

Future Labs returns to further explore emerging technologies

The Digital Arts Studios are pleased to announce the 2019 / 2020 season of Future Labs, an innovative training programme that reflects the methods and trends within current digital arts practice.

This programme provides training and technical support for artists who wish to experiment with emerging technologies and develop skills within their arts practice to generate innovative work.

Future Labs will give artists the opportunity to learn a variety of technical skills and explore areas such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D Modelling, Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Physical Computing and Sound Design.

The main aims of the programme is to support artists to diversify, upskill and engage with new technologies. Through a series of workshops, drop-in sessions and site visits, Future Labs will provide digital hardware, software and critical thinking, facilitating networking and collaboration within professional working environments. Future Labs links artists with professional technologists to explore new methods and gain greater insight into contemporary practice.

The Future Labs programme is coordinated by Paul Moore, a Belfast based interdisciplinary artist, and recent graduate from the Art Research and Collaboration [ARC] MA at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT], Dublin.

Moore’s recent shows include: Unsettlement, Platform Arts Gallery, Belfast 2017; G R O U P S H O W, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, 2016; Statecraft, Irish Museum of Modern Art Project Space, Dublin, 2016; lorem ipsum, Atypical Gallery Belfast, 2015; and Palace Revolution, Galveston Arts Centre, Texas U.S.A. 2014.

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Future Labs is kindly supported by Belfast City Council.

Principal funder of Digital Arts Studios: Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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