The Living Room of the Future

We invite you to take part in designing the future of broadcasting by working with the BBC, Mixed reality laboratory Databox and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). Apply by 15 October and win an opportunity to take part in a workshop at regional innovation forum ‘Sarajevo Unlimited’, from 2 to 4 November 2017. Sarajevo Unlimited is a regional platform for innovators, start-ups, talents and change makers organised by business, creative and innovation centre Networks INT.

If you are involved in any creative field from filmmaking to programming and IT - particularly the Internet of Things or IoT - and if you are fluent in English and are from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), you can get a unique opportunity to gain insights into ground-breaking ways of thinking about broadcasting.

Over two workshop days, you will be exposed to the world of Object-Based Media (OBM) and engaged in a deep dive into creating new kinds of content that transform the home into an immersive, engaged and shareable experience. You will learn how to exploit the Databox platform to create immersive experiences incorporating IoT devices situated in the home and drive adaptation of Object-Based Media to enhance audience engagement. You will gain valuable knowledge of new ways of thinking about broadcasting, the Internet of Things, privacy and data. At the end of the workshop, all participants will get an opportunity to pitch for a unique residency experience in the UK and two will be selected.

The residency programme in the UK (including Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham) will enable two workshop participants to work closely with three representatives of leading players in the field of emerging media – the BBC, FACT and Databox. The residency will culminate in an experimental demonstration based on a ‘family living room’ scenario that will be a ‘live’ experiment in the OBM experience whist also capturing real-time data on the viewing experience. The residency programme will take place in February 2018.

Through this programme you will get a chance to be part of a paradigm shift in media experience and have a chance to submit a proposal for the ‘Living Room of the Future’ project that will be realised in public, at the UK’s lead digital arts organisation, FACT.

How to apply

Applications for the workshop The Living Room of The Future are closed now. List of the selected participants will be announced on this website.

The decision-making process

The panel consisting of representatives of the BBC, FACT, Databox and the British Council will choose up to 20 workshop participants – innovative creatives with proven track record of successfully developed projects in film, visual arts installations, games and the IoT.

The successful applicants will be informed by email by Friday 20 October. Travel, accommodation and meals related to the workshop participation will be covered.

For more information about the partners, please visit their websites.

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