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 Urff, Florian Horsch and Mika Satomi.
Before I had the pleasure of meeting the talented individuals above I had started here
Then as a team we arrived here –
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!
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
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!