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Field Broadcast App

Mon 14th July, 2014

Field Broadcast is an innovative arts platform that connects artists, audiences and obscure locations through live video broadcasts. It's a really successful project that has used a Windows and Mac app for the last few years to alert people when a broadcast is starting and then deliver the video stream to their desktop.

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Automatic Art Private View

Fri 4th July, 2014

Last night was the private view of the Automatic Art exhibition at the GV Art Gallery in Marylebone, London. The show was curated by Ernest Edmonds and presents 50 years of British art that is generated from strict procedures.

The artwork on display ranged from constructivist sculptural forms, through systems..

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3D Scanning and Virtual Reality

Wed 25th June, 2014

We've been doing a fair amount of work with 3D printing at Interact Labs over the past few months. More recently we have started to get in to 3D scanning to help us create models for printing. One of the easiest 3D scanning technologies to work with is 123D Catch fro..

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Recreating Early Digital Artworks

Sun 1st June, 2014

I've been doing some work at Interact Labs recently with pioneering UK digital artist Paul Brown. Paul has been creating computer-based artworks since the late 1960s and was looking for some support in recreating a couple of early artworks for an exhibition.

The first of these was an electronic piece that involved sequencing lights and a tone generator that Pau..

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Microworld Cardiff 2

Mon 26th May, 2014

I'm just back from Cardiff setting up an artwork as part of Genetic Moo's latest Microworld event at Arcadecardiff in the Queens Arcade. The piece forms part of a collection of artworks that interact with each other as well as the visitors to the gallery. My piece is a tryptych of self-organising grids that swap colours with each other as well as incorporating new co..

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Sun 18th May, 2014

I have a number of exhibitions coming up and will be showing some new works that form part of my new major project. One of the important outcomes of my research over the past few years has been to define what I have come to call "Interconnected Digital Art Systems", or "Digital Art Ecologies. This involves a configuration of digital artworks that are designed to inte..

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Automatic Art Exhibition

Fri 16th May, 2014

The Automatic Art exhibition at the GV Gallery in London presents 50 years of British art that is generated from strict procedures. The artists featured make their work by following rules or by writing computer programs. They range from system-based paintings and drawings to evolving computer generated images. I'm rather pleased to be having a piece of work in the show - especially given the compa..

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Networked Migrations Publication

Fri 16th May, 2014

In 2012 the Interact Gallery hosted a series of rehearsals and and performance for Ximena Alarcon's "Network Migrations" project. The project involved a joint vocal performance between two groups of people linked via the Internet, one group in Leicester and the other group in Mexico City - a distance of around 5,500 miles. Ximena's research paper about the project h..

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The Systems View of Life with Fritjof Capra

Sun 11th May, 2014

I'm just back from a five-day course at Schumacher College in Devon with writer Fritjof Capra. The subject of the course was Fritjof's new book, co-authored with Pier Luigi Luisi, Read More »

Paul Brown Talk

Sat 3rd May, 2014

Pioneering artist Paul Brown gave a very interesting talk yesterday as part of the De Montfort University TDC Seminar Series. He discussed his 40+ year career as a digital artist and illustrated his ideas with examples of his artworks and past projects. If you would like to watch the presentation then a recording is available here on Vimeo. There are also a number of pictures here on Flickr.

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