I’ll be presenting Rootbeans ‘What’s important to you?’ at Now Play This games exhibition at Somerset House on Saturday 5th September from 10am – 2pm. Over the 4 hours, the audience will contribute lines to make up a large-scale game map.
July 4th – 12th – Three Sisters fibre optic installation exhibited for the first time as the culmination of the MA Digital Media Arts degree show at University of Brighton. Three Sisters is an installation using fibre optics and plastic
Glass half full – reflective statement
On Wednesday 4th Feb 2015 I set up the installation ‘Glass half full’ at Lighthouse. This was my end of module presentation. 5 ‘couples’ got to participate. Despite a temperamental leap motion sensor, I felt happy with the outcome. Every
Cursory Glances – Beyond The Screen
cursory – hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; “a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house’s structural flaws”; “a passing glance”; “perfunctory courtesy” Ma Digital Media Arts | Beyond The Screen 2014 – Statement of Intent
Still Life with Emotional Contagion – Aaron Straup Cope
Notes from talk by Aaron Straup Cope – dConstruct 5th Sept 2014 http://2014.dconstruct.org/conference/aaronstraupcope/ Hero objects for WTF moments. Brick from Osama bin laden compound out into the museum in 911 tower basement – memorial What does an 8 year old
Playable city – memes for cities
Clare Reddington at dConstruct 2014 – Brighton Dome Listen back link: http://2014.dconstruct.org/conference/clarereddington/ Patrick Geddes Bristol Watershed Arts – Pervasive Media Studio Gordon Cullen Play theory Miguel Sicart – Why We Play Physical play creates longer and stronger social bonds Utrecht
Unmonastery – Nadia El Imam and Edge Ryders
Notes: Improving Reality – Sept 4th Brighton Dome Nadia El Imam is CEO of Edge Ryders A community of over 2000 people around the world organised online using open source technologies looking at systemic crisis. Unmonastery Monastery life was a
Foucault Panopticon – Nathan Jurgensen
Notes: Improving Reality – Sept 4th Brighton Dome Foucault Panopticon chapter from book ‘Discipline and Punish‘ Visibility is a trap Prison not dungeon No hiding or invisibility in dark squalor Panopticon prisoners fully visible to guards The form of social
Conchita in the clouds
Unpacking the myths and memes of spring 2014 ~ Myths are powerful abstraction devices allowing easy transmission of culture. Digital media lies on a base of code which is often invisible but also mythical. In his book ‘Myth Today’, Roland Barthes describes how myths are constructed. In April a bug was discovered in Open SSL security which became the first ‘Bug 2.0’ bug and the most significant. It became mythical. In May, glamorous bearded lady drag act, Conchita Wurst won Eurovision amid Russian outrage. She carried a message of tolerance and acceptance by highlighting issues of sexual discrimination using a neatly trimmed beard to go along with her sequinned dress.