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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!

Printed movable surfaces… That’s cool!

It’s been a while… sorry about that, life has been spent in hotels, on friends sofas and living out of a suitcase, but I’m back and I’m going to show you what I’ve seen and what I’m doing…

These are some of the cool things that I saw at the 3D Print Show in London Last month (last month already!!! ARRGHHHHH).. The movable surfaces were of GREAT interest! (links to follow!)

Back from Breda NHTV

Last week I was in Breda in Holland at NHTV University of Applied Sciences giving a guest lecture and holding a workshop on wearables and research through making.

It was great. What a lovely friendly and engaging campus!

Thank you very much to Dr Licia Calvi and Paul Buchanan who run the Interactivity course for making myself and another guest lecturer so very welcome. Here’s to many more collaborations!

Here’s a collage of some of the photographs I took while the workshop was going on.

Students were asked to take some paper and start to fold it and see where they got to. Some of the colour combinations are excellent and the contrasts worked very well. It was a leap of faith as these student mainly work in digital media. At the end of 1 hour they were asked to communicate their results with the other participants which for some had some fantastic concepts attached.

Playing really is valuable for stimulating your ideas factory that can lie dormant in your mind!

 

3D Print Show LONDON 19-21st October.. Are you going?

I am!!!

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(Ludovico Lombardi www.ldvc.net)

Very much looking forward to visiting the 3D PRINT SHOW at The Brewery in London.

By purchasing a VIP ticket I gain access to the Live Show on Saturday night which I’m hoping will inspire the 3D printing/costume cross over part of this project… What the organisers of the  live show say –

“A live catwalk show, featuring some of the most amazing new 3D fashion, from clothes to shoes, jewellery to hats. 3D printing has allowed designers to create shapes and textures that they could previously only imagine, so this promises to be unlike any fashion show you’ve seen before.

The show will premier the world’s first 3D printed band. This will feature music written specifically for the 3D Printshow – in many cases compositions that have been created as music themes and motifs to accompany specific pieces, designers and events within the show.

Live 3D visuals, creating incredible visual 3D displays around the walls of the room. The show will also feature exclusive contributions from key exhibitors, showcasing those selected technologies and products that we’ve been most impressed by.

Much more than just a music and fashion showcase, this event will allow you to experience the world’s most cutting edge technologies in action. There will be a number of surprise features and special guests that we’ll be announcing in the lead up to the show.”

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(Niccolo Cassas www.niccolocasas.com)

I’m looking forward to attending 4 different workshops and seeing the show itself… I will no doubt once again have my mind blown!

Dutch Electronic Art Festival 2012!!

Yes that’s right, I’m going! To this – http://deaf.nl/

This time next week I’ll be immersed in Rotterdam life learing all about 3D printing with weaving and hopefully meeting some of the people who have been influencing this project so far!

One of the workshops that I’ll be attending is Crafting the Future  hosted by Mika Satomi, Joris van Tubergen and Mili John Tharakan.

Amongst some of the panel on the debates will be Anouk Wipprecht of Intimacy fame (studio roosegaarde)!

Not only is this going to be a feast for the eyes but one for the ears too!

Can’t wait!

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