PLAN is an international and interdisciplinary research network in pervasive media and locative media funded as part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Culture & Creativity programme. The network brings together practicing artists, technology developers and ethnographers with the aim of advancing interdisciplinary understanding and building consortia for future collaborative projects. It is of relevance to people working in the arts, games, education, tourism, heritage, science and engineering.
The network has staged three major gatherings. Each gathering has had a distinct form and focus: an initial event to launch the network and assess the state of the art; an intensive technology workshop for artists and technologists, including hands-on prototyping sessions using the facilities at Nottingham's Mixed reality Laboratory; and a major public conference and participatory exhibition that was a central component of the Futuresonic 2006 festival in Manchester.
Older PLAN documents
Original announcement and call (PDF)
Pervasive and Locative Arts Network (PLAN)