PRiSM takes a lead in interdisciplinary and reflexive research between the creative arts and the sciences with a view to making a real contribution to society, to developing new digital technology and creative practice, and to addressing fundamental questions about what it means to be human and creative today.
PRiSM events include world premieres and research publications, along with workshops, festival appearances and the use of cutting-edge technology including the PRiSM Perception App. PRiSM collaborators include New Scientist (New Scientist Live Festival), Manchester Science Festival, Oxford e-Research Centre, the BBC Philharmonic and Barbican Centre. PRiSM’s annual Future Music event at RNCM features current developments in new music and technology, including Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Live Coding, asking what possibilities lie ahead for the music creators of the future.
The Centre was launched in October 2017, and in 2019 was awarded £914,000 from the Research England fund Expanding Excellence in England (E3) to support and augment its research.
PRiSM Co-Director Professor Marcus du Sautoy introduces PRiSM mathematical designs, projects and collaborations in a short video made for the launch of our new PRiSM Lab Space on 26 February 2020.