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Light The Night 2015

Sun 22nd November, 2015

Tonight was the third annual Light The Night event at Orton Square in Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Arts events group Inspirate put together another great event with a range of activities, including Gavin Morris' Read More »

DIY Arduino Drawing Machine

Wed 18th November, 2015

As part of my preparation for workshops that will accompany the Computer Drawing: DP Henry and Beyond exhibition in December I've been building a number of drawing machines.

The latest to roll off of my 3D printer is a small Arduino powered "Tiny CNC" machine. This device, desig..

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Painting with Light at Diwali

Mon 16th November, 2015

This year I created a new - much enhanced - version of my Painting with Light software for show at Leicester's Diwali celebrations in Cossington Park. The installation was organised by Inspirate, who had arranged for a giant inflatable projection screen and high power video projector to be used with the software.

It looked great and many hundreds of members of the..

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Esther Rolinson's Flown

Tue 27th October, 2015

This weekend I was helping to install Esther Rolinson's "Flown" artwork in York. The piece is part of the Illuminating York festival that is running in the city all this week. I've worked with Esther before on the Melt, Splinter and Thread installat..

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Bring on the Dancing Beans

Tue 29th September, 2015

I'm working with Leicester-based artist Ashok Mistry at the moment on a project called Methods for Misunderstanding the Nature of Things. This project involves a number of digital elements, including the need to track the movements of a dancer in real-time...

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Bletchly Park

Fri 25th September, 2015

I managed to make my first visit to Bletchly Park today. Bletchly is famous as the location of the second world war code-breakers - that included Alan Turing - who cracked the German Enigma machine. The site is is now a museum dedicated to the work done during the war, as well as the Read More »

DIY 3D Printer and Scanner

Fri 25th September, 2015

I've just finished two "making" projects.

The first was the assembly of a RigidBot 3D printer kit from Invent-a-part. This was a Kickstarter that I supported around two years ago and has only just come through! The main attraction of the printer was its size - it's 25cm in the X, Y and Z axis - and the fact that yo..

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I'm on the Talk Talk Digital Heroes Shortlist!

Tue 11th August, 2015

I'm really pleased to be on the shortlist for a Talk Talk Digital Heroes 2015 award under the 'skills' category. It's for the 'art-meets-technology' work that I've been doing at Phoenix Interact Labs over the last couple of years.

It's great to b..

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Cities Tango 2

Sun 12th July, 2015

As part of his contribution to the Primary Codes exhibition in Rio de Janeiro (see I have collaborated with Ernest Edmonds on a reworking of his classic Cities Tango artwork. 'Cities Tango 2' takes the core visual aesthetic of the original and combines it wi..

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Looking Back at Make||Sound

Sun 12th July, 2015

The Make||Sound exhibition at the Highcross Shopping Centre is over and, together with the workshops and talks at Curve, I think we can say it was a great success. Running the exhibition at Highcross ensure that there was a good sized audience - of over 350 people - and the general feedback was very good.

I ran a couple of Arduino and electronics sessions in which..

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