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Cyberculture Pt2: ...and the Birth of Cyberculture

Sun 21st May, 2017

The rise of the Internet was not just about technology. For many people it was part of a vision that saw digital technology as having the potential to create a new world without national borders or governments, where all information would be free and where human consciousness would be lifted to a new level. The Internet was a new electronic frontier, a place they called..

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Cyberculture Pt1: The Rapid Rise of the Internet...

Sun 21st May, 2017

In the late 1980s and early 1990s I was a researcher at Loughborough University specialising in "co-operative computing". It was interesting work and allowed me to develop expertise in use of "IP networks" well before they became available to the general public in the UK.

Initially, in 1989, my internet (lowercase 'i') was limited to accessing computers on the Uni..

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Steve Ignorant at LCB Depot 18th May 2017

Wed 26th April, 2017

After a great 2016 show as part of The Art of Crass exhibition in Leicester in 2016 Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life are back to to LCB Depot on the 18th May 2017. People will know Steve from seminal punk bands Crass, Conflict, Stratford Mercenaries and more. His current work is no less visceral, but delivers a softer sound with some very talented musicians in tow. Ticket..

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Interanerki Zine Issue 1

Sat 22nd April, 2017

Anerki is a multi-disciplinary arts collective that was established in 2011. They hold a monthly event of underground artistic expression in Leicester. Lots of Music, Live Art, Spoken Word, Rap, Dance, Comedy, Film and Free Speech. Always free of charge, it is entertaining, educational and conscious.

They performed during The Art of Crass exhibition last year in J..

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Constructs, Colour, Code: Ernest Edmonds 1967 - 2017

Sat 22nd April, 2017

Friday March 25th saw the opening of Ernest Edmonds' "Constructs, Colour, Code" exhibition at the DMU Gallery in Leicester. The location of the exhibition is very significant since DMU - previously Leicester Polytechnic - is when Ernest began his illustrious career as a pioneering HCI researcher and digital artist in the late 1960s. The artwork on display covers the ful..

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Leicester Digital Artists Group

Wed 1st March, 2017

On Monday evening we held the first Leicester Digital Artists Group meeting at Interact Labs. The aim of the group is to provide an artist-led meeting place for people interested in digital arts.

We gave this meeting a Virtual Reality focus and provided an opportunity for those who attended to have a go on the HTC Vive system that we have in the Lab.

I think..

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Archive of 2016

Thu 29th December, 2016

At this time of the year I always try to make some time to review the past 12 months and update my online archive. This archive has materials documenting over 20 yeas of my creative activities. While there are plenty of gaps, it's not a bad digital record of a creative career that began just before the i..

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A Cybernetic Ecology Exhibition Opening

Sun 11th December, 2016

My Arts Council England supported 'A Cybernetic Ecology' exhibition opened on Tuesday with an evening event attended by about around 50 people. The exhibition is a major milestone in the development of my artwork and is the first time I have brought so many interconnected artworks together in one place.

There ..

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Flown at Caerphilly Castle

Fri 25th November, 2016

One of the great things about receiving a Lumen Prize is that you get to exhibit the winning piece as part of a touring exhibition. The first location on this year's tour is Caerphilly Castle.

The castle is an impressive building. The exhibition was installed in the main hall - an equally impressive room dating b..

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Responsive Lighting at Guangdong University of Technology

Fri 25th November, 2016

I've started doing some work with the School of Art and Design at Guangdong University of Technology in China (just above Hong Kong). It's proving to be a very interesting experience and one that I hope will lead to a longer term working relationship with them. One of our first projects together involves working o..

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