The world is - as you see it
Twi-aysi is part of the European Community i3 programme of technology research. A future probe funded by The European Network for Intelligent Information Interfaces.
i3 is the European long-term research initiative to develop intelligent information interfaces. The second programme, entitled Experimental School Environments (ESE), explored new child-centred paradigms for learning, through novel IT-based devices, artefacts and environments. The CARESS Project which preceeded Twi-aysi was part of that programme.***VIDEO Links from the project are hosted at 1) www.soundscapes.dk 2) the European Network for Intelligent Information Interfaces home site http://www.i3net.org/ser_pub/publications/ please scroll down to TWI AYSI right click and save to desktop***
A project conceptualised in the summer of 2000 at a meeting in Bristol University by members of the core research team from the earlier European funded FET project CARESS www.bris.ac.uk/caress (namely from Bristol University: Nishan Canagarajah & Ron Laborde, and from Landskona, Sweden Stefan Hasselblad) in collaboration with Tony Brooks founder/leader of his own self funded research titled Soundscapes which is also a non profit organisation based in Denmark that has been pioneering the utilisation of technology in an intermate interaction with special needs and possible quality of life aspects of ADL www.soundscapes.dk . This meeting in 2000 led to the European Network for Intelligent Information Interfaces www.i3net.org funding a 'future probe' in 2001 www.bris.ac.uk/Twi-aysi (and subsequently the CAREHERE project).
CARESS successfully motivated and empowered children to develop creativity, imagination and expression, through interactive acoustic environments. The objective of Twi-aysi was to answer the question: Can immersion in a visual environment hold similar potential for such children in terms of the aesthetic resonance they might derive from movement within such a visual space?
We have ourselves been surprised how readily aesthetic resonance could be observed in our children moving within quite crude (and silent) visual spaces.The video link is from a session in Denmark carried out by Brooks & Hasselblad at the Center for Advanced Visualisation and Interactivity.
An Executive Summary of our findings has been submitted to the EC and a full final report is being prepared.
The work has contributed to the funding of a new project Care Here. Contacts and core research team here.