RMIT Europe has participated for the first time in SONAR+D in Barcelona, Spain.
Designer and artist Dr Jonathan Duckworth presented the Resonance Table, a prototype of an interactive audio visual project at the international music and creative festival.
Devised and developed by Duckworth's team at the CiART lab at RMIT University, the project involved designing an interactive digital artwork that could be used in the rehabilitation of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). The Resonance Table was one of the 20 exhibits selected for the Marketlab area at SONAR+D.
It attracted a large number of visitors with a very strong positive response.
The Marketlab presented an ideal opportunity for RMIT Europe to network among peers in the electronics, music technology and creative industry such as Innovation UK, Deloitte Digital or Clever Clover.
The Resonance Table gained nationwide media attention from the main Spanish newspapers and was chosen by El Mundo as one of the top ten innovative ideas at SONAR+D.
RMIT Europe sponsored one of the Festival keynote lectures – Exploring Google’s ideas incubator by Indy Saha, Google Brand Director.
Saha delved into the connection between Google and the creative industry, the processes of implementing ideas, and the tools that contribute to their success.
SONAR+D provided a backdrop for the exchange of knowledge and debate, exhibiting talent and generating business opportunities.
More than 4500 people attended workshops and lectures. With another 500 networking meetings for investors, entertainment designers, curators, creators, entrepreneurs, researchers, industry professionals, hacktivists, makers and innovation leaders.
The Festival, with a line up that included artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Hot Chip, Jamie XX and Kindness, attracted more than 80,000 people.
SONAR+D is a platform for experimentation, generation of knowledge and development of creative and innovation industries.
RMIT Europe is already working on a new collaboration for next year.