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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 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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Interact Exhibition at LCB Depot

Sun 28th September, 2014

The Interact @ LCB exhibition of digital art opened on Thursday evening. A good-sized audience saw a wide range of digital artworks by local and national artists. I don't mind admitting that it was a busy day getting the exhibition installed, however, the hard work was worth it and I am pleased with the results. The exhibition is open weekdays until 10th October, and ends with a live event on the Friday evening. See my pictures from the opening here on Flickr.

Creator Fair at the National Space Centre

Tue 23rd September, 2014

This weekend saw the first Creator Fair at the National Space Centre in Leicester. A diverse collection of "makers" turned up to show their work from a wide-range of disciplines - including crafts, 3D printing, electronics, mechanics, toy making and more. I was there to show off some of the work we do at Interact Labs and to encourage people to think about how technology ..

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Making Art With Embedded Computers

Thu 4th September, 2014

It's has been said that a 'digital artwork' exists independently from the computer and display technology used to present it. Indeed, it is often argued that a key feature of digital art is that it is infinitely reproducible and that there is no such thing as an 'original'.

While I agree with this in some ways, I increasingly find myself caring about the aesthetics ..

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Homebrew VR, 2014 Style

Sun 31st August, 2014

Interesting things are happening with Virtual Reality again. While I'm still not sure that it will be more than a niche technology in the long run (I think 'augmented' is more interesting than 'virtual'), it is quite fun to see something I was experimenting with over 20 years ago back in the spotlight.

Two approaches are popular at the moment. One is the classic VR ..

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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-base..

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