Cloudlands project – technology developments
The artists from the Cloudlands project met up with one of our super technology duo, Fionnuala Conway, on Friday 7 June to talk about developing and trialing some new technology in the hospitals before the end of year 1 of the project. Their ideas were about transforming the space, surprising the young people and working together with patients to create interactive / sensored objects. We are in the process of developing different types of technology from light, sound and motion sensors, animated books, to UV sensitive materials.
Ideas include creating a hidden trail across the hospital that represents young people’s stories, clues are revealed with UV lights, choreographed movement and mirrors … who will take on the challenge of unveiling the entire story? Delving into a magical world, where the characters from stories come to life when you turn a page! And surprising other young people, hospital staff or parents when their movement triggers sensors and creatures come to life.
On Wednesday the 10th July in all three hospitals (Temple Street, Cork and Galway) the artists are going to be trying out their ideas and new technologies. We hope the day goes well and will be updating you on what happens later in July!