Description of the challenges faced by the Tech Project
CREATE-IoT brings together 18 partners from 10 European countries. The objectives are to stimulate collaboration between IoT initiatives, foster the take up of IoT in Europe and support the development and growth of IoT ecosystems based on open technologies and platforms. This requires synchronisation and alignment on strategic and operational terms through frequent, multi-directional exchanges between the various activities under the IoT Focus Areas. It addresses cross fertilisation of the various IoT Large Scale Pilots for technological and validation issues of common interest across the various application domains and use cases.
Brief description of technology
This residency presents an opportunity to collaborate with the leading thinkers and technologists in Europe at an early stage in the programme to develop an artistic work challenging the fundamental issues of interest in the Internet of Things. CREATE IoT will provide access to the artist to key people, companies, concepts and technologies associated with Trust in the Internet of Things. Key elements regarding the development of a trusted environment for the development of IoT and comprehensive technical and non-technical solutions regarding privacy, security and trust issues will be made available to the artist.
What the project is looking to gain from the collaboration and what kind of artist would be suitable
The project is looking for a collaborative relationship with an artist who can bring artistic curiosity and enquiry around project themes, science, technology and data, and translate concepts and data into experiences or tangible form. Unlike some other residencies, this is not envisioned to involve a high degree of hands-on access to mature technologies. Instead, the focus will be on enquiry into the issues raised and conceptual development to underpin the creation of a new artistic work. One outcome of the residency could be a video (an original work, or documentation of a work) to communicate in an imaginative, compelling and accessible way these concepts and themes.
Resources available to the artist
Resources available to the artist are: • An office/studio facility • Internet connection • Expert and technical advice on vital issues within the Internet of Things, especially regarding privacy, security and trust issues • Curatorial support through project partners • Administrative and IT support networks