Future Motion



Future Motion is an experimental project with young people aged 13-18 years which takes place from July – December 2017.  It has two strands:

STRAND 1 uses digital technologies including accelerometers and motion capture to evaluate the impact of creative dance and movement sessions on fine and gross motor skills and creative movement vocabulary of primary school children and youth dance company participants.  The project takes place in locations in Plymouth and Devon.

Data captured will be used to analyse the impact of the dance-movement sessions.  We will also explore creative ways to visualise and share the data to reach a wider audience and encourage more children (and their parents) to engage in physical activity.

STRAND 2 brings young people together age 13-18 years from a wide range of creative backgrounds – coding to dance – to experiment with mixing up digital technologies and the data generated with ‘analogue’ forms of art including dance, drawing and creative writing to create new types of artistic and creative work.

Integral to the project  will be exploring and developing new ways of working together across disciplines.

Technologies include motion capture, accelerometers, HTC Vive virtual reality system, Unity Game Engine, digital video, photography and sound.  This strand features a Creative Summer Lab, weekly sessions with Attik Youth Dance Company at Dartington in Devon and sessions with youth dance companies in Swindon, Plymouth, Bristol and Bournemouth.



Future Motion Summer Creative LAB

Age 13-18 years and love creating, experimenting or hacking ideas….?  Interested in exploring how digital tech could change the way you create?  

You could be someone who enjoys dancing, free running, photography, film-making, drawing, creative writing, digital game designing, coding…..and anything in between!  

Come and join other people like you at the Future Motion Creative Lab at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 15-17 August.  £20 for all three days or drop-in for £10 per day.