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May 30, 2005



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The name beta refers to a new piece of software or hardware that needs testing and feedback from its users to help the project team to eliminate design and engineering errors.

The Powerhouse Museum and Creativity and Cognition Studios (CCS), University of Technology, Sydney are collaborating to create beta_space an experimental environment where the public can engage with the latest research in art and technology.

beta_space will show interactive artworks in development by CCS researchers and collaborators. The works may be at different stages, from early prototype to end product. In all cases engagement with the public will provide critical information for further iterations of the art work or of the research.

beta_space will give visitors to the Powerhouse Museum the chance to experience collaboration between art and technology. Information displays will contextualize the role of CCS and beta_space in this international field.

beta_space will be a working environment a laboratory - yielding valuable research outcomes. It will give people the opportunity to be creatively involved in the development of new forms of artistic expression, and it will give an insight into the creative process of artists and technologists.

Benefiting from the joint technical expertise of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia's premier presenter of interactive exhibits, and CCS, a leading research group in creative interaction at the University of Technology Sydney, beta_space will show experimental content with high standards of production and presentation within the cultural precinct developing in the inner city district of Ultimo.

Posted by michelle at May 30, 2005 12:30 PM