Daniel Buzzo – Guest Lecture

1st Guest Lecture in Creative Media Colloquium this semester with Daniel Buzzo
Date: Monday January 19, 2015
Time: 17.00 – 18.00
Venue: 1/F Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre M1052 Screening Theatre


Daniel Buzzo poster A4

Title: Designing for the impossible: Creating a mobile application to track time travel.

Speaker: Daniel Buzzo

Artist, designer, researcher, educator


The talk will describe recent work developing ‘Timetravel‘, a smart-watch based mobile application for visualising time dilation. Time dilation is the warping effect that movement in space has on time, as predicted by Einstein’s special Relativity (1905) and confirmed in several high profile experiments. The effect of time dilation influences every single person as they move through the world, proportional to their velocity, whether walking, riding a tram or flying in a plane.
The project is studying what changes occur when we present seemingly impossible concepts such as the speed of light and the warping of time in visual form to users. With the immediacy of dynamic, personal visualisation mobile platforms bring we are augmenting our senses, and our sense of the world, through technology. Building on previous cross disciplinary research work spanning physics and media art the project asks as it’s central question;

“How can we make perceivable and explicit in users lives something that is personally undetectable and implicitly intangible.”

About the speaker:

“I am an Artist, Designer, Researcher and Educator working with new media and creative technologies. My primary interests are in video art, generative media, interaction design, and interdisciplinary research in arts and technology. I am a founder member of the Creative Technologies Lab at the University of the West of England where I am also Programme Leader for Digital Media and Web Design undergraduate degrees. For six years I was a director of Centrespace Gallery, Bristol and have been a consultant for the Digital Culture Research Centre and the Pervasive Media Studio and a steering member of the People’s Republic of Stoke’s Croft

As an alumnus of the Royal College of Art my work has been shown widely including; BBC Television, ISEA, ATA, San Francisco. Act Up, New York. LSE, London and appeared in publications as diverse as The Face, The Guardian and Revolver. I write, lecture and present internationally on art, digital media and creative technologies.

I am a visiting researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) In Amsterdam and visiting lecturer at University of Amsterdam and at SHAPE in Hong Kong. My art practice is based around time based media and is an integral part of my Doctoral Research into the Perceptions and Representations of time in Digital Media.”