Today we presented our own work and practice, ideas, and shared skills. An image isn’t included of Sam Meech’s presentation in which, among other interesting projects, he showed his work with video in theatre – using video in a useful way in live-theatre – presenting the cameras as cctv and emphasising facial expressions and subtle movement.
Below are some images and key comments from the day:
Aaron Nielsen lets us play with laser cut bits from oomlout.co.uk
My test from Laura Pullig’s workshop using conductive thread, thermo paint, alligator clips and a battery. Attach the battery and the paint disappears! This also works pulling one colour out of mixed pigments.
Ben Dalton described his project Chatr, http://chattr.cc/. It illustrates a direct example of users signing away/offering up their personal, verbal data. Data was collected as they talked to the mic’ed guinea pigs.
Ben Dalton’s workshop exploring open CV systems – costumes that make one more visible to other people make them more invisible to computers!
Ben Dalton’s interactive inflatable rabbits.
Conductive thread and clips from Laura Pullig’s workshop.
Paint and thermochromic clips from Laura Pullig’s workshop
Laura Pullig’s workshop
Laura Pullig’s work with circuit building with conductive tape, conductive painted joints and electronic components.
Alex McLean’s Tidal language in action.
Simple hand-cranked drum machine from Alex McLean’s talk.
Alex McLean discussing his collaborative work with choreographer Kate Sicchio.
Neil Winterburn had a lot of fantastic comments to make about ways of being an artist and workshop strategies around getting young people to think about thought. He mentioned an artistic strategy “of an artist making tools so other people can begin exploring things themselves (rather than making spectacles)”. He also works with Scratch programming languages and slime to help teenagers consider how thought is layers, complex and simultaneous. We had to hide our slime in the park and then talk about our thought process while hiding it.
Emily Briselden-Waters “She’s a nice girl. But she’s an artist” http://www.emilybriselden-waters.com