Students and academics took part in the Web We Want Festival from 29-31 May at the Southbank Centre as part of the Lincoln School of Film & Media‘s research group co_LAB. The festival investigated the past 25 years of the Web and its possible future. An intensive workshop was held at the University in the run up to the festival. It included students from across all Colleges from the Lincoln School of Film & Media, School of Computer Science and the School of Psychology, collaborating together and sharing skills and building future working relationships.
At Web We Want Festival co_LAB ran a workshop and installation exploring surveillance, data and the web. The workshop, Blind_Data put you in the shoes of a data analyst and asked you to look at how data is de-contextualised and asked its participants to make judgements as a governmental computer would. Setting up a lively debate with the public visiting the festival.
The installation was an Oculus Rift experience called Caught in the Web. Using a virtual reality web browser to create an immersive experience that takes you through the developments in the 25 years of the web, exploring those which have either restricted or opened up new avenues for accessibility.
co_LAB at Web We Want Festival was run in collaboration with Frequency Festival.
— co_LAB (@co_LAB_UL) May 31, 2015
It was a hectic weekend for the co_LAB team and ended in a little co_NAP. GO TEAM!