Project archive

This is an archive of blog posts made during the Flatland project, and includes an interactive competition called ‘The Weekly Question’ which allowed members of the public to win tickets to the installation. Their surprising and humorous answers to questions around themes inspired by Flatland can be found in the comments section of relevant posts.

Flatland wins award at World Haptics 2015

Our partner Ad Spiers has won Best Work in Progress award at World Haptics 2015, for his paper, Flatland: An Immersive Theatre Experience Centered on Shape Changing Haptic Navigation Technology. He’s pictured below with his poster produced for the conference.

Flatland Revealed – a revolutionary approach to accessibility?

Please join us as we present the key findings of the Flatland installation and join the debate about how these findings could revolutionise access for the arts, heritage, gaming and tech sectors, by attending our discussion event on 29 April 2015, 2-5.30pm. We will also be giving demos of the tech created for this ground-breaking experiment in performance […]

Flatland featured in The Space

Writer Matt Trueman visited Flatland as part of a wider exploration of current best practice within arts access. Read the full feature here  

Flatland at Art for Tomorrow

Flatland and its unique ‘cube’ handheld robotic nagivation device has featured in a presentation given by Ali Hossaini from Cinema Arts Network at the high profile conference Art for Tomorrow. The New York Times-organised event takes place 14-16 March 2015 in Qatar and focuses on the art and architecture that is playing a vital role in building communities, developing commerce and […]

Flatland research dissemination event: 29 April 2015

On Wednesday April 29th 2015 the Flatland team will present the results of its research and open up the debate begun by the project to wider interested parties in the arts sector and beyond. Below: Infrared picture of a participant in Flatland, wearing ‘space suit’ and bone-conducting headphones, and holding the cube At this event, the team will present […]

Greetings from Flatland!

We are halfway through performance week at Dilston Grove, Southwark Park and 50 participants have so far taken an interdimensional adventure through Flatland! Attendees have been a wide range of people including specialists from heritage and tech sectors, artists, designers, theatre goers and academics, both sighted and visually impaired. We have also been able to test the technology with wheelchair users. The evaluation sessions have been fascinating […]