3x4: Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities at the Alchemy Festival 2015

Paul Sermon, Claire McAndrew, Swati Janu, Vivek Muthuramalingam

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From 15 to 25 May 2015 between 10.00am-4.00pm BST / 2.30pm-8.30pm at the IST Southbank Centre, London and the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 3X4 was installed as a component of the 2015 ALCHEMY FESTIVAL. Alchemy, Southbank Centre is an annual festival showcasing the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia. http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/alchemy-2015 Spanning five time zones the installation was connected for 6 hours a day from: 10.00am to 4.00pm in London and 2.30pm to 8.30pm in Delhi, combining two cities not just spatially but temporally, from the start of one person’s day to the end of another’s. The networked convergence of these two physical 3×4 metre structures and their urban locations allowed these diverse public audiences the opportunity to explore networked spaces as new mixed-reality hybrid environments. It made it possible to experience, not only the presence of geographically distant participants, but also a sense of coexistence with them. The 3x4 project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AH/M00564X/1) as part of a broader collaboration between UnBox, the British Council and the Science & Innovation Network. For more information please see the project website www.3x4m.org
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2015
Eventexhibition - Southbank Centre, London and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 15-25 May 2015
Duration: 15 May 2015 → …

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