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Harold Cohen at the A-Eye Exhibition, Goldsmiths

Wed 2nd April, 2014

I went to the opening of the "A-Eye" exhibition at Goldsmiths College in London on Monday. It organised as part of the 50th Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) convention that is running all this week at Goldsmiths.

The theme of the exhibition was "art and nature inspired computation" and fea..

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1990s Homebrew Virtual Reality

Tue 11th March, 2014

The Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display is making the news a lot these days, and rightfully so - we have one in the office and it's an impressive bit of kit. The device allows you to enter a computer generated 'world' by putting on a headset and viewing it in 3D.

However, 'Virtual Reality' of this quality (and i..

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Site Exploration Exhibition at Phoenix

Fri 14th February, 2014

The new exhibition at in the Cube Gallery at Phoenix is an interesting one. It contains work by a number of artists and deals with the subjects of environment, place and time.

The first piece you notice when you enter the gallery is the Subterranean soundscape produced by Semiconductor. This takes seismic data from earthquakes, volcanos and glaciers and makes i..

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Alice Tuppen - Point. Forty

Mon 3rd February, 2014

DMU Masters student Alice Tuppen has just finished a short run of her "Point. Forty" exhibition in the Cube Gallery at Phoenix in Leicester. The installation featured four tables on which were placed objects that when picked up would trigger the playback of videos. Each table contained objects from one of the 40-year-old female participants and the videos explored pe..

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Leicester Hackspace

Thu 23rd January, 2014

Leicester Hackspace, a venue for makers of digital, electronic, mechanical and creative projects, will open in Makers Yard on 1st March 2014. Like other Hackspaces across the country, we hope to build a community of practical and creative people and provide them with a place to pursue their projects, share techniques and concepts and learn new skills.

We have a..

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Future Plans for the St Georges App

Mon 20th January, 2014

We launched the St Georges App just over a month ago and are now up to around 400 downloads across iPhone and Android. Word of mouth feedback has been great with people commenting on both the ease of use of the app and the excellent content, in particular the Changing Industries in Leicester's Cultural ..

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Raspberry Pi Robotic Arm Controller

Sat 4th January, 2014

Everybody loves robots don't they? Especially low-cost robots controlled by low-cost computers? The last of my winter holiday projects is a simple way of controlling the low-cost robotic arm from Maplin (£29.99 when on offer) with the similarly low-priced Raspberr..

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Start of Year Website Update

Fri 3rd January, 2014

I've made a few start of year updates to my website. Firstly, I've published a page of pictures of various Crass-related events and exhibitions I've been to over the past 5 years or so. I've got most stuff that I may upload in the future. Next, I've uploaded quite a big collection of Read More »

The Evil Mad Scientist WaterColorBot

Wed 1st January, 2014

I've been using some of my time off this holiday season to put together a few projects that I've had ready and waiting in the studio. One of these was - to give it it's full name - the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratory and Super Awesome Sylvia WaterColorBot.

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Last Month's Activities

Mon 25th November, 2013

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted to my blog! It must be the longest break I've had for years. Still, while I may have been quiet here I've been quite busy over at the new Interact Labs site. This new project officially launched on the 26th October and is starting to take off nicely.

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