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Poems, Places and Soundscapes

Thu 24th April, 2014

If you haven't yet visited it, then you only have a day or two left to experience the "Poems, Places & Soundscapes" exhibition at Phoenix in Leicester.

The exhibition in the Cube Gallery presents spoken word poetry, sound recordings and images that explore space and soundscape. It takes the form of a number of installations with headphones - some pieces hav..

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CD-ROM Art Archive

Thu 24th April, 2014

I have been informally acquiring examples of 1990s CD-ROM artworks for a number of years now (with 50+ items now collected) and have decided to start properly documenting the collection and filling any gaps. At some point I would like to make the archive available for other people to use for research purposes. Perhaps locating it at Interact Labs at Phoenix in Leices..

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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 »