Chalkify (2014)

Chalkify (2014)

A lunchtime play session, commissioned by Watershed for the ‘Making Cities Playable Conference’ in 2014. Our brief: make something “big, outside, with chalk”. How can a simple piece of chalk unleash the possibility and freedom of play? We challenged conference-goers to create and partake in their own little ‘dusty acts of defiance’. A collaborative commission with the simply wonderful Splash &...
Connected Communities (2014)

Connected Communities (2014)

” How might your daily commute differ if you travelled as slowly as possible? What might you see, touch or smell if you missed your turn and had to go a different way? Disobey a sign, give streets new and better names. Look for the bigger pattern in the city, notice the smaller details as you do. “  As part of the AHRC Connected Communities Conference, we devised a series of technology augmented walking workshops exploring new methodologies for documenting, provoking and sharing local knowledge. Using psychogeographical provocations and ‘stop and stare’ techniques, we used GPS to get us lost. Workshops participants were able to play with consumer handheld devices as well as prototype, customised and hacked hardware to record the information that surrounds everyday journeys. Following the walking workshops, we worked together to investigate novel forms of data recording, analysis and visualisation.  ...
Random String (2013/14)

Random String (2013/14)

Ever wondered how technology might make your work more interactive? Or, until now have you never wondered? Random String is a creative play project using interactive technology. We don’t believe that all artists have to work with new technologies, but we’d like to help tackle some of the barriers that prevent practitioners for dipping their toe. Random String is a project that does just that, through a series of collaborations and residencies, we’re supporting artists take their first steps towards a technology driven enquiry. On March the 7th 2014 we hosted a symposium at Warwick Arts Centre, with talks, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and demonstrations. We want artists to have practical, down to earth encounters with creative technology in a supportive environment. Random String. Putting technology into the hands and minds of artists. To find out more about the project, please visit http://randomstring.ludicrooms.com  Random String is a Ludic Rooms project, produced in partnership with Warwick Arts Centre. It has been generously supported by Arts Council...
iBirmingham (2013)

iBirmingham (2013)

Working with children from Stanville and Hillstone Primary Schools, we used digital technologies to explore individual and collective sense of identity. Starting with a macro portrait, each child used familiar colours and places to record their school environment, creating an accompanying ambient soundtrack from found and digitally created sounds. These looping visual poems were projected as an installation for families and friends. iBirmingham was commission by Arts Connect WM. A few examples of the children’s work:  ...