VOME continue to provide a platform for  our researchers, relevant community practitioners, stakeholders and industry experts to meet, present and talk through the VOME project. This takes a number of forms, including participation in the Festival of Social Science, Art workshops, Grass Roots debate and Design Presentations.

Below is a selection of our recent activities and film from these events:

Collage in Middlesbrough: VOME and the Festival of Social Science 2011 (Written by Freya Stang)

VOME took part in the festival of Social Science at Middlesbrough Railway Station, October 2011. The people of Middlesbrough participated in an artistic co-creation of a Visual and Sound Collage, using the topic of On-Line Privacy. Margareth the Clown and a small team of performers used themed character interactions helping to stimulate thought and creativity.

Digital Provocations slideshow

VOME has developed a series of digital interventions to test hypothesis about how people would engage with awareness technologies. The video above explains the approach and shares some of the outcomes of the research. Download the full Powerpoint presentation here: Digital provocations presentation

GameCity: Adventures in Privacy

VOME asked 8 intrepid participants to spend a couple of days at GameCity designing and developing a game that promoted understanding of online privacy practices.

25 people, 1 question: What does online privacy mean to you?

We took to the streets of Nottingham (well, installed ourselves in the main tent at GameCity) to ask people what online privacy meant to them. See what they had to say:

Music Video: Internet Saint or Online Demon?

Internet Saint or Online Demon? is a music video produced by Hudson’s Youth Project (Newham, London) in association with VOME, MasterCutz recording studio and MO-AM.

Athina’s Insight: A film from the What does Privacy Look Feel & Sound Like Workshop

Anthina Antoniaouis is calmly intense, holds a steady gaze and   drinks her vodka double, neat, poured over ice cubes.  She is a woman with depth, she has learned about life. And she produces exciting, thought provoking art.

That waiting thing/Technology and Privacy: A film from the What does Privacy Look Feel and Sound Like Workshop

In this film, Karina talks about her personal relationship with technology and how technology enables her to express aspects of her identity.

Private Sounds with Viv Corringham: A film from the What does Privacy Look Feel and Sound Like Workshop

In this presentation, Viv encourages researchers to think about how privacy is intimately related to notions of identity and how the sense of privacy changes on a moment by moment basis.

Justin Durrel: Where Privacy does not exist. A film from the "What does Privacy Look Feel and Sound Like Workshop"

In this provocation, Justin Durrel reflects on notions of anonymity and the power it can give us

Rika’s Red face: A film from the "What does privacy look feel & sound like" Workshop

In this talk, Rika draws out different states of privacy ranging from anonymity, to isolation and intimacy and reflects on how it is possible to be in several of those states simultaneously