Technology

WE ARE DEVELOPING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO ESTABLISH AN EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATORY PRODUCTION WORKFLOW AND TO EXPLORE NOVEL AUDIO-VISUAL ART REPRESENTATION FORMATS.

Two different tools for supporting the three trials in Ireland, Portugal, and Barcelona.

The Co-creation space is a tool to foster and promote asynchronous communication during co-creation activities between diverse communities and participants.

The Co-creation stage is a tool that connects communities and individuals in real-time, allowing multiple co-located stages and participants to perform together.

The Co-Creation Space is a flexible web-based tool that allows content sharing, communication, and collaboration between professional and community participants around media objects. Created using a research-through-design, user driven process, the Co-Creation Space bridges the gap between social sharing and active collaborative authoring between community members by supporting a grassroots community production process. It can be considered as a “private social media” that allows people to have conversations about a production during the co-creation process.

A flexible web-based tool that allows:

  • – Content sharing
  • – Comunication
  • – Collaboration

Using the Co-Creation Space, users can create an account, upload a profile image, and select topics of interest to follow. As part of the collaboration process, users can create a new post and upload images and videos in a variety of formats that will be displayed within the tool, with the option of being translated into several languages. Posts are summarized by topic in a text and media timeline view. Users can browse through posts by topic, or search for posts using specific tags or keywords. Users can then comment on images and videos using text, emojis, and respond with image and video media. Users receive notifications about responses to posts they’ve created, allowing them to continue the collaboration process.

A web-based tool that enables distributed performances, connecting different stages and people. Using the Co-Creation Stage tool, the artists can create a template for their show, defining beforehand the number of scenes, stages, and screens/displays/projectors/devices on each stage, along with audio-visual assets such as live and pre-recorded content. During the show, thanks to a specific web interface, an operator has three options:

  • They can manage the transition from one predefined scene to the next, or modify all of the settings according to the requirements of the performance on-the-spot (if needed).

  • The operator can also arrange for the content to be shown on each output display, no matter if it is a screen on a stage, or a display device used by a remote viewer or participant.

  • They can also modify the layout template of each output display, providing the desired combination of assets on each screen.

The Co-creation stage was tested in Portugal in December 2020 and June 2021. The users commented that it was “easy to use” and “allows for remote participation”, and were pleasantly surprised that it allowed for people in multiple locations to sing together.