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Date Event Location
Monday, 20 May

Intro to DRIVA arts DRIVA

Introduction to DRIVA arts DRIVA

Come and meet the team and find out more about the opportunity of DRIVA arts DRIVA: what support and resource are on offer and how it can benefit you commercially, creatively or both.

What could you do with access to data from one of the busiest transport hubs in the world?

The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practitioners to create experiences from it.

This free event is for anyone with an interest in the future of digital data-driven innovation, creative and immersive experiences for audiences - and the superfusion between the two. Hear from the University of Brighton team and other project partners about how DRIVA arts DRIVA can help you open up unprecedented opportunities.


Donna Close FRSA

Donna Close is a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Brighton School of Media specialising in projects, partnerships and research that investigates the role that creativity and cultural production processes have in cultural, social and economic impact and in amplifying value. Current projects include: CLEVER, Arts DRIVA and XR Circus.

In practice, Donna is a creative producer and cultural strategist with 25 years’ experience as an arts and culture leader working across the private and public, commercial and cultural sectors. She has held senior roles in local government, higher education, large cultural organisations, creative SMEs and community and voluntary groups.

Jennifer Wells

Jennifer Wells is the Knowledge Exchange Manager (Connected Futures) at the University of Brighton. Working in digital, media and technology including; big data, 5G, immersive, cyber security, user centred design and digital health, Jennifer is responsible for identifying opportunities for collaborative research and initiating and brokering relationships between academics and key regional and national companies to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. Jennifer’s team works with commercial and public sector organisations in a variety of ways including commissioned research, curriculum development , sponsorship, consultancy, access to specialist equipment.

Dr Ran Song

Dr Ran Song is the Senior Lecturer in Visual Computing at the University of Brighton, Cultural Informatics Research Group and Brighton Data Analytics Group. He is also working with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA). Dr Song’s research, among many other things, is focused on shape analysis; mesh saliency; and multi-view surface reconstruction in 3D modeling and machine learning for digital media asset management.


Time: 15:00-17:00
Full details
Freedom Works, The Office - South Wing
Crawley Business Quarter
Manor Royal
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