Supported by AHRC and Newton Fund, the project will ask: What impact could 5G have on the way arts and culture is made and shared, locally and internationally, face-to-face and virtually? It will also ask what artists and practitioners from the performing arts and games sector bring to the critical understanding and practical application of 5G?
Donna Close said: “5G:XR will stimulate new local ‘fused’ – creative plus digital – networks in Istanbul and Brighton and new academic-plus-industry partnerships between the two cities and countries.
“We will identify areas for future research and development that will form the basis for further industry and academia collaboration and follow-on funding bid development.
“We want to facilitate closer collaboration between the performing arts and games sector in the Istanbul region and explore opportunities for the cultural and creative industries to link with technology businesses, forming 'fused' networks.