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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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Esther Rolinson Exhibition

Fri 24th October, 2014

Tonight saw the opening of Esther Rolinson's Splinter and Thread exhibition at Phoenix in Leicester. The two light-based artworks are the result of over two years development by Esther.

Both pieces feature animated light sequences. In Splinter LEDs illuminate acrylic panels suspended in the gallery space with thin cables. Patterns move around the panels, changing in..

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End of Interact Exhibition

Tue 21st October, 2014

After just over two weeks the Interact @ LCB exhibition has come to a close at Lightbox Studios in the LCB Depot. The overall reception of the exhibition has been very good - with a good number of visitors and lots of good feedback. Full documentation (including plenty of pictures) can be found at http://interactdigitalarts.uk/interact-at-lcb-depot. Fingers crossed and we'll be back again next year.

Kinetica Art Fair 2014

Tue 21st October, 2014

I was invited to join Genetic Moo at Kinetic Art Fair this year to show work as part of their Microworld exhibition. I used the opportunity to show two new pieces from my current cycle of systems artworks.

The first was a pair of interacting colour grids of the type I showed at the GV Art exhibition earlier in t..

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Sites of Collective Memory

Mon 29th September, 2014

You have until the end of the week to visit the Sites of Collective Memory exhibition at Phoenix. To quote:

"Sites of Collective Memory comprises four new animated works that offer intimate portraits of individuals, witnesses to historic events at places that resonate with individual and shared remembrance.

"Each work takes testimony as its starting point, refle..

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