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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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Lumen Prize 2016

Mon 3rd October, 2016

The Lumen Prize is an annual digital arts award and touring exhibition. It started in 2012 and has gone one to establish itself as one of the world's pre-eminent digital arts prizes. This year there were over 500 entries and ten prizes were awarded across a variety of categories. It was with great excitement, then, tha..

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Microworld Leicester 2016

Tue 13th September, 2016

Between the 20th and 29th August at WotSpace, in Highcross in Leicester, Interact Digital Arts hosted 'Microworld Leicester' - a digital arts and digital making event delivered in collaboration with Margate arts group Genetic Moo. The event featured an exhibition of digital artworks, plus two workshops per day for five ..

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Methods for Misunderstanding the Nature of Things

Mon 12th September, 2016

On Sunday 4th of September 2016 we saw the final performance in the current phase of Ashok Mistry's project 'Methods for Misunderstanding the Nature of Things'. The performance took place at Attenborough Arts in Leicester where the audience was treated to a unique show that involved tabla, dance, light and digital a..

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Connected Art at EVA16 and HCI16

Fri 19th August, 2016

In mid-July at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) conference in London and the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) conference in Bournemouth I exhibited a collection of "connected" interactive artworks. This was the first time that I have exhibited this particular set of pieces and it was a great opportunity to try out some of the ideas that will be behind my ..

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BBC Micro:bit at Creat-A-Con 2016

Sun 31st July, 2016

Yesterday was the latest Creat-A-Con, organised by SideFest and held in the Queens Building at De Montfort University. As with the previous events, this year's Creat-A-Con showcased "maker" organisations in Leicester and was aimed at young people and their parents.

I attended with an Interact Labs stand that i..

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'Flown' on the Lumen Prize Longlist

Thu 28th July, 2016

The gallery version of 'Flown', a digital light sculpture by Esther Rolinson and myself, has been put on the long list for the Lumen Prize. It's been included in the "3D/Sculpture Award" category, the results of which will be announced on the 29th September 2016 at Hackney House in Lon..

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Leicester Hackspace Moves Home

Thu 28th July, 2016

Leicester Hackspace has found a new home. Having started life meeting at Interact Labs, before moving to it's own room at The Makers Yard, it now has three rooms at The Innovation Centre at De Montfort University.

While its sad to see Leicester Hackspace leave the Cultural Quarter, the new space is a definite move up and I'm sure it will help the Hackspace get even more members and expand even further.

Illuminated Crass Symbol

Thu 28th July, 2016

Going to San Jose for the the Art.CHI exhibition was something of a treat. However, attending CHI was not the only thing I did while I was over there. Earlier in the year, whilst planning for The Art of Crass exhibition, I'd discovered that Dave King - the designer of the Crass symbol - lived just up the road in San F..

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