BOM in Indonesia with British Council

We’re very excited to be working with the British Council in Indonesia, exploring possibilities for new creative practices fusing art, science and tech.

From 16 – 26 November 2016, our Director Karen and Head of Programme Louise will be visiting Jakarta and Yogyakarta, meeting with a lot of organisations and individuals and mapping the challenges and opportunities for women working in the creative industries. This will feed into a wider programme of work in Indonesia.

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Our initial visit is timed to coincide with Jakarta’s first ever Digital Design Weekend, a brilliant showcase of experimental ideas and R&D with creative tech, which originated at V&A Museum curated by Irini Papadimitriou. See our previous blog to the September 2016 Digital Design Weekend at the V&A, which featured BOM’s Ingenious and Fearless Companions project.

BOM Fellow Di Wiltshire has travelled with Karen and Louise to take part in Digital Design Weekend Jakarta from 18 – 19 November 2016, showing a new version of her Sentiment project. Sentiment is a sensory experience using sound and vibrations incorporated into a wearable vest. Di has worked closely with Mixed Reality Lab in Nottingham supported by Horizon 2020 and Arts Council England funding to develop the work, which combines immersive sound and audience interaction to give a completely different experience of virtual reality. Here she is putting the finishing touches to the programming from the hotel rooftop bar!

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So far we’ve met with Hivos, an incredible organisation working with women through activism and interventions in health and equality. On Monday we travel to  Yogyakarta, to meet with Lifepatch citizen science initiative and many others, whilst delivering a Sentiment workshops for local women.

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Check back soon for more updates on the project and collaboration with the British Council.