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Crystal Radio Workshop

Sun 15th March, 2015

On Saturday, as an activity connected to Julian Oliver's exhibition at Phoenix in Leicester, I hosted a crystal radio making workshop at Interact Labs. The crystal radio (or crystal set) is a wonderful little device. It is the simplest possible radio receiver and despite being over one hundred years old it still has a magical quality to it.

Like many other people I ..

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Julian Oliver's The Crystal Line

Sun 8th March, 2015

A new exhibition in Phoenix's Cube Gallery opened on Friday. Julian Oliver's The Crystal Line makes use of a modern reproduction of a classic "Crystal Set" radio to receive audio transmitted by a computer that scours the World Wide Web for the latest developments in warfare.

Due to rather a lot of interference in the gallery space, it was not possible to actually he..

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The Image Is The Servant

Sun 1st March, 2015

I was involved in Honest Dave's second The Image Is The Servant event at Hansom Hall in Leicester on Friday.

TIITS2 was a follow up to last year's event and contained a similar combination live music and live multiscreen visuals. My involvement was to contribute to the live visuals using my wireless video system.

It was the first outing for the system, which f..

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Spark's Pop Up Play

Fri 27th February, 2015

Today I attended the launch of the Spark Pop Up Play "mixed reality digital play" platform. This exciting project is the result of a one-year collaboration between The Spark Arts, researchers at De Montfort University and technology company Dotlib and was supported with funding from..

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Dirty Electronics at Leicester Hackspace

Wed 21st January, 2015

Saturday was a busy day at Leicester Hackspace. Not only was there a 3D printing workshop in the morning but in the afternoon there was an open session featuring Leicester's Dirty Electronics group.

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Pineapster Archive

Wed 21st January, 2015

Pineapster was a music website for Leicester that Cuttlefish ran between 2001 and 2012. The site started off as a simple showcase for local bands to share their music, but over the years grew in to a large, dynamic, community of bands, music fans, promoters, producers and others.

I have just finished a process of archiving the site and have re-uploaded everything to..

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2014 in Pictures

Sun 4th January, 2015

I decided to have a look through my Flickr picture uploads of 2014 and make an album of pictures from the year. Surprisingly I had over 1,300 pictures to choose from, currently organised in over 60 albums. It must have been one of my busiest years for a while.

Taking a picture or two from each..

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Esther Rolinson's Melt

Sat 3rd January, 2015

The final piece in Esther Rolinson's exhibition of three new artworks at the Phoenix has been installed in the Cube Gallery. Melt is a much larger piece that the first two - Thread and Splinter - and fills the entire gallery space.

The piece consists of angled fabric columns extend from the floor and are i..

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Affective Digital Histories Launch

Sat 29th November, 2014

Tonight saw the launch of the Affective Digital Histories project, and in particular the Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter apps.

Affective Digital Histories is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) that involves Cuttlefish, Leicester Univer..

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Before Flickr There Was...

Sat 29th November, 2014

I had forgotten about this website! However, thanks to my 'robust' programming and the fact that we have quite a few web servers at Cuttlefish and tend to leave old sites running unless they become problematic, I've just re-discovered the Click It! Living Photography website.

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