Opening of FUTURE HISTORY & the Digital Fabrication & Immersive Media Labs

You are invited to the official opening of the FUTURE HISTORY EXHIBITION and UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH'S NEW DIGITAL FABRICATION AND IMMERSIVE MEDIA LABS. Including an immersive virtual reality show of Cirque Du Soleil!


A two-phase exhibition, Version 1.0 celebrates the last 25 years of radical innovation in arts practice, education and research with Plymouth at the centre of it all.

The exhibition is rooted in the artistic practice and concepts of University of Plymouth Professor, British artist and ‘visionary pioneer of media art’, Roy Ascott. This includes cybernetics (systems-based art), telematics (the art of telecommunications and informatics) and technoetics (the technology of consciousness). FUTURE HISTORY maps this influence on emerging contemporary art forms, including digital, wearable, immersive, biological and artificial.
FUTURE HISTORY is produced by i-DAT at the University of Plymouth. This is a partnership exhibition delivered by The Arts Institute and The Box, Plymouth.


Celebrating Plymouth’s innovation in arts practice, we look towards the future with the opening of the University’s new Digital Fabrication and Immersive Media Labs. Re-defining the way we teach and undertake research, the Labs will signal a far greater emphasis on industry involvement and engagement to benefit Plymouth as a whole.

Virtual Reality Show: Cirque Du Soleil
Experience our Immersive Media Lab in action by diving into the surreal world of the acclaimed circus troupe, Cirque Du Soleil, through virtual reality brought to you by Limina. With three thrilling films, you can be immersed in a world of oceanic acrobatics, breath-taking battles, snake-like contortions and astonishing aerials

WHEN: Friday 29 November, 17:30-19:30

WHERE: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building,
University of Plymouth

Register here