SPACE IBIZA: 27 YEARS OF CLUBBING HISTORY


Space Ibiza is the most awarded club in the history, a party icon. It revolutionized the clubbing scene creating the first after-hour in the World. Nowadays, Space Ibiza has 5 rooms, 3 of them are partially outdoor: Sunset Terrace, Premier Etage and El Salón. Main Room and the legendary Terrace complete the structure of this famous club, known by its fantastic atmosphere and big productions. The gargantuan Opening and Closing parties also feature a special outdoor stage.

THE SINGING TREE


THE AUDIO-VISUAL CAROL THAT EMANATES FROM THE SINGING TREE IS BROUGHT TO LIFE VIA MACHINE LEARNING AND THOUSANDS OF WORDS COLLECTED FROM THE PUBLIC.
EVERY VISITOR TO THE V&A IS INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE A WORD TO THE SINGING TREE. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE COMBINED AND PROCESSED BY A TEXT AND SOUND ALGORITHMS TRAINED ON 25 MILLION WORDS OF 19TH CENTURY POETRY.
THE CONSTANTLY REGENERATING CAROL IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN INTERACTIVE CHOIR OF HUMAN AND SYNTHESISED VOICES – AN INVITATION FOR OUR MACHINES TO SING ALONG WITH US.
THIS WORK TAKES ITS LEAD FROM THE ORIGINS OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION POPULARISED IN 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND BY VICTORIA AND ALBERT, AND LATER ELECTRIFIED BY THOMAS EDISON. IT IS AN ANCIENT SYMBOL OF REGENERATION AND A FOCUS FOR CAROL SINGING COMMUNITIES.

VIRTUAL LIVES: VR CHANGING MINDS


Researchers are studying whether “embodiment” – where you can see and control a virtual reality body – has effects in the real world.
Some experiments have suggested that giving people a virtual body can improve cognitive abilities and enhance their interest in a particular subject or reduce racial bias and domestic violence.