Lunchtime talk & Workshop at Kaleider




Are you robot ready?

Lunchtime talk & workshop by ATTIK

at Kaleider, Bathurst House, Smythen Street, Exeter, EX11BN

24.02.17. 13.00 – 15.00

If you can, please RSVP to so we get an idea of numbers. But if you can’t, don’t worry, it’s fine to turn up on the day.

Implanted biometric sensors, connected cities, AI, machine learning, cryptocurrency, robot workers, nanotechnology, driverless cars, augmented reality, wireless electricity, genomics, virtual reality……


As we hurtle into the world of the ‘4th industrial revolution’, a new reality is dawning for human beings, their lives and their potential. How can we work together in new ways to navigate the challenges of this ‘accelerated evolution’ on our bodies and our minds? And what role can art and movement play in imagining and creating a positive human future?
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Come and join us at this lunchtime talk and short hack style workshop which is open to all.


Share your thoughts, ideas and solutions and help us find new ways of working as we reinvent Attik as an interdisciplinary Creative Movement Lab.

At Attik, we want to bring artists, scientists, sports specialists, social scientists, educationalists, technologists and the public together to co-design new ways to help children and young people fulfil their human potential and to create artistic works which inspire, provoke and ask questions about what it means to be a ‘future human’.

In case you’d like to know a bit more……

Whose reality will you enter in the new virtual worlds which await?  As the impact of technological innovation rapidly accelerates, we invite you to help us create an inter-disciplinary creative organisation which supports human potential in the age of the machine.

From declines in empathy, visual motor skills and spatial memory function, the onset of digital dementia and bodies degraded through sedentary lifestyles to virtual relationships spanning continents and minute by minute access to our own biometric data, the impact of technology on our lives is growing.  But far more profound developments await our physiological, psychological, cognitive, social and emotional selves and these will be more rapid than anything seen before in human history.

We’d like to create a new kind of collaborative, creative organisation. One which provokes debate and public awareness and creates innovative solutions to help children and young people fulfil their potential in this new world. One which supports radical collaboration, confident curiosity across disciplines, openness, risk and experimentation.

Come and share your thoughts, ideas and perspectives as we start out on this new path and help make this vision reality.


And a bit about us……..

Attik, formed in 1989, is based in Plymouth and has a strong track record in dance development and performance in the south west working with diverse individuals and groups.  In recent years, Ben Dunks, Artistic Director (and soon to be Co-Director), has led the development of innovative dance programmes for children and young people informed by scientific research to help them realise their potential.

Ben has over 22 years experience as a Performer, Choreographer and Practitioner, holds an MRes from Plymouth University and is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University Medical School. He also lectures in the Faculty of Sport and Health at University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, the Faculty of Theatre and Performance at Plymouth University and the department of Medical Humanities at Plymouth Medical School.

Emma McFarland, Executive Producer (soon to be Co-Director) began exploring human centred design, digital processes and collaborative cultures during her MA Digital Management studies at Hyper Island. She has worked on projects using human centred design approaches with Diverse City, Magpie Dance, Attik and Trinity Laban / Greenwich Dance.  Emma has over 20 years experience as a designer, creator, producer and evaluator of projects in the performing arts, digital and not-for-profit sectors and holds a BA (Hons) Economics and PG Cert Community Dance.