What is Love?

York Mediale 2018 Logo

Friday 28 September 2018, 11.00AM to - 3.00pm

Considered to be the future of broadcasting, this installation showcases a technology that has been developed by Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York and BBC R&D

What Is Love? is powered by The Cutting Room, an Object Based Media tool developed by Dr Davy Smith (DC Labs, University of York) that allows for the development of content in response to an individual's circumstances, preferences and devices. No two voices or vantage points need be the same, as edit decisions are controlled in real time. 

Exclusively for York Mediale, the partnership commissioned Symbolism Studios to create What Is Love? in the first public airing of this new technology.

Set in the near future, in a world where Artificial Intelligence is commonplace within our daily lives, What is Love? tells the story of an ambitious young couple, Jack and Amelia, while they work apart in different countries. When they begin to neglect their relationship, AI detects the problem and steps in to help. Onlookers are invited into the narrative as Jack and Amelia’s mediated life unfolds before their eyes and ‘fate’ takes hold.

Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs) is an interdisciplinary laboratory and think tank focusing on research and innovation in games, interactive media and the rich space where they converge. Building on a major (£18 million) investment by three UK research councils, four universities, and over 80 collaborative partner organisations from industry, government and the third sector, we bring together over 30 world-class researchers across creative and scientific disciplines and take a multidisciplinary approach to tackling research challenges with a focus on real-world impact. We provide our partners with new perspectives, leading to highly innovative ideas, technologies and solutions.

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York

Admission: FREE and open to all. However, please note capacity is limited. Drop in any time.