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Thermochromic Tutu goes through phase change…

… and comes out the other side glowing!

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Controlled by Arduino and over 3000 hand soldered heat sinks, it took it’s time coming!

Plans are afoot to show it in action, you can watch this space but I can’t promise how long it’ll take to appear!

Over and out

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‘COSTUME CHANGE’ hits the Edinburgh Science Festival!

OK, I know you’ve waited a LONG LONG Loooooooong time to see this, but…. Drumroll please…..

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Finally, I managed to finish the costume, the tutu, the elephant in the room, and get it installed at the Edinburgh Science Festival art trail! Wahooooooo! Why don’t you go along and have a look, it’s in Summerhall for the next two weeks (well just over one really!)!

If you don’t live anywhere near Edinburgh then here are some (not very great) pictures to whet your appetite!

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I would like to say a HUGE thank you to allenomis for the use of the Amazing mannequin (designed and built by her and Brian at MAKLab Glasgow)

 

Grace Cathedral in San Fran – Ribbons like Light!

Wow…. 20 miles of ribbon!!!

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I just read an amazing blog piece by mymodernmet.com about an art installation…

Graced with Light incorporates both music and video projection.

Artist Anne Patterson is behind Graced With Light, an installation consisting of nearly 1,000 satin ribbons with colors inspired by stained glass. It took the artist months to prepare, which she did in her art studio in Manhattan by constructing a 3/16-inch scale model of it with embroidery floss. Then, on site, it took Patterson and the Grace Cathedral community eight days to hand-assemble the project.

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The picture speak for themselves I think, AMAZING and Beautiful, Please can we do more like this in our public buildings, so simple yet so effective!

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You can read more on the Grace Cathedral website here

Or at the original post here

I PRESENT – THE origami inspired Thermochromic TUTU that Glows!!!!

Well, a first mock up at least!

Things have been busy at Codedchromics HQ recently and we may just have something very delightful to show you all very soon. In the meantime here’s a sneaky peek at a piece of costumeI’ve been making. More to follow imminently! (there is a deadline!!!! Arrghhhhhhh). ImageImageImageImage

It’s not looking at it’s best in these photographs but I thought it would be good to show what I’ve been up to… we’re working on a little movie to show it in all of it’s glory and different states.

Watch this space and thanks for checking us out so far.

Lynsey

One Fold – One Love!

It’s funny how an introduction to a certain design, technique, fold, skill or material can lead to an obsession with (in my case) a certain origami fold pattern! Is it funny tho? Is it just what we do? Is it our way of working as designers? Do we see the potential in the simplicity of an engineered shape and explore it’s aesthetic potential!? Well, for me, if it hadn’t been for the DEAF 2012 workshop that I attended last year I don’t think I’d be so obsessed with this particular origami fold! I have several people to thank for that – Meg Grant, Anja Hertenberger, Leonie UrffFlorian Horsch and Mika Satomi.

Before I had the pleasure of meeting the talented individuals above I had started here

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Then as a team we arrived here –

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And since then I’ve used the same fold again and again and again! This is just one textile sample under four different conditions that appears as different colours. Still… so much more I could do with this!

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Tiree Tech Wave – Making things

Last week Ruth Aylett participated in the Tiree Tech wave. Apart from meeting some really interesting cool folk she was also part of a small team who built cybernetic Fecundity.

Using Arduino, tilt sensors, light sensors and a motor they created this cyclical interaction box!

Check out more at http://tireetechwave.org

Someone send me to SXSW Pleeeaaassseeeeee…

Ok so it’s a long shot but worth asking right??? Take me to Texas!

“Scheduled March 8-12, the 2013 SXSW® Interactive Festival will feature five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer. – See more at: http://sxsw.com/interactive#sthash.cHoBMYZ3.dpuf

The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 16,000 registrants. As Austin has grown and diversified, film companies and high-tech companies have played a major role in the Austin and the Texas economies. In 1994, SXSW added a film and interactive component to accommodate these growth industries. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events together attract approximately 32,000 registrants to Austin every March.

SXSW’s original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas. That continues to be the goal today whether it is music, film or the internet. And Austin continues to be the perfect location.

Sounds like a brilliant platform for getting together and getting it done!!! Maybe next year folks!

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