Would you like the skills to introduce biosensing technology into your research?

Tacit Journal, in association with FACT and Liverpool John Moores University School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, is offering three postgraduate and early-career researchers training in gathering and using body data, such as heart rate and brain activity, to connect to mobile devices and augmented reality platforms.  To help you develop a better understanding of the creative opportunities these technologies offer, researchers will meet digital artists from augmented reality collective Manifest.AR, who are set to feature in FACT’s summer show Turning FACT Inside Out

The sessions will be delivered by Professor Stephen Fairclough and Kiel Gilleade from the Department of Psychophysiology. On completing the training, participants are encouraged to submit a piece on their findings and/or research outcomes of the sessions for Tacit Journal, the journal for digital and emergent arts research practice. These sessions have been designed to complement Tacit Journal’s current callout theme: Towards the Edges of Perception.

Eligible researchers will attend three sessions:

  • Session 1: tools for gathering autonomic data including GSR, EEG and heart rate
  • Session 2: demonstrations and an introduction to these tools in mobile systems
  • Session 3: affective computing in augmented reality using Augmented Reality platforms

Together, the sessions will act as a thorough introduction to the possibilities of autonomic measures (or biosensing) for affective computing in mobile systems.

This training is free will take place at FACT in Liverpool. It is open to all postgraduate and early-career researchers who are available on 10 June.

Costs such as travel may also be paid for researchers travelling from outside the Liverpool area, subject to prior agreement. To apply for this opportunity, you must be a member of the Digital Arts Research Exchange (DARE) network. If you are not already a DARE member and are eligible, you can join for free by filling out the relevant section within the form below.

Check your eligibility using the form in the Related Media section on this page.

Please send all enquiries (e.g. re: travel expenses) and form submissions to m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk before 5 June.

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Image: (C) Kiel Gilleade