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The goal of the RHYME project is to improve health and life quality for persons with severe disabilities, through use of “co-creative tangibles”. These are ICT based, mobile, networked and multimodal things, which communicate following musical, narrative and communicative principles. They are interactive, social, intelligent things that motivate people to play, communicate and co-create, and thereby reduce passivity and isolation, and strengthen health and well-being. More »

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Polly World in the Cultural Rucksack

Research from AHO becomes Art when Art Council Norway exhibits Polly World as a Cultural Rucksack project.                        

Exhibition of Polly World, interactive and multisensorial installation, March-May 2016, as what part of the Cultural Rucksack/Den kulturelle skolesekken, Arts Council Norway.

The group for interactive art MusicalFieldsForever in the RHYME  project at AHO/The Research Council of Norway, was last year invited to become part of the programme for Arts and Culture in Norwegian Schools, called “The Cultural Rucksack” (Den kulturelle skolesekken). This is a unique cultural programme financed by the Arts Council Norway. The objectives are to help “school pupils to become acquainted with all kinds of professional art and cultural expressions” and to “… enjoy artistic and cultural productions provided by professionals.” (www.kulturradet.no)

In the programme the interactive installation Polly World represents something quite new as an interactive and multi-sensorially stimulating installation, both genre-vice as installation art and regarding participation. Polly World is an offering for children with multiple and severe disabilities to engage in artistic co-creation on equal terms.

In March this year (2016) Polly World has been “On Tour” visiting schools that wanted Polly World as part of their cultural program. It has been an unique journey and experience for all the children, but also a unique way to share the results of the research project, and gain new knowledge.

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