I presented a talk at the Glasgow School of Art that was about my work, particularly some of the earlier artwork collaborations, projects Secret Deposit Box, and a selection of my PhD research.
I then focused on the importance of prototyping, the types of prototypes that can be used and the reasons why. I illustrated this through the use of my many prototypes! The importance of interaction in design was highlighted as well as research through design.
As part of the Being Human Festival, I was involved in the technical support for the Sonic Bodies installation. This project from Maria Kapsali was bringing together Sonolope and some new explorations. These explorations included bringing sculpture to visually impaired people. Works were prepared ‘Pan’, and ‘Kiss’, based on artworks that were present in the gallery. These pieces were then sonified, and created into experiences through movement.
It’s been another crazy maker weekend – this time a creative Creator Fair at the Space Centre in Leicester was hosting a creative weekend with makers from around the country. I was showing some of the message bags I’ve been working on over the last many (many many) months and enjoyed talking with people about what I’m doing, why I do it and how they could get started making things too. Continue reading “A Creative Creator Fair”
Just a little post with images from the Derby Maker Faire. I had read about the Bloodhound in Wired magazine and so was pretty excited to hear that there was going to be a lot of information about it at the event! Continue reading “Darby Maker Faire”
Our York Hackspace group set up at the Manchester Maker Faire over the weekend of Saturday 26th / 27th July. On the official site this event is described as: “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.”
[UPDATED] This year I’ve been selected as part of the Leeds Creative Labs cohort, which brings together Academics and Creative Technologists for collaboration. We have all met so far for an initial session to get to know each other and to be paired in our group of partner(s) who we will be working with over the month. This first session flew by and there was not enough time to get to know everyone as well as I would have liked to, but I managed to already meet some great people who are inspiring, intelligent and in the spirit of sharing which can sometimes be difficult to find. Continue reading “Leeds Creative Labs…”