by Jonathan Black
Your brain is in charge of your entire inner life. It is unbelievably complicated. Luckily, you can make a working model of your brain out of household items! In this short presentation you'll find out how you can teach a bunch of clothesline and loo roll to behave like your neurons.
by Marianne Forrest
An exhibition of Jewellery made with 3D printing techniques and digital technologies. Wild, wonderful and sometimes vibrant responses to the brief of Tesselations and Repetitive structures. The work shown is by students from London Metropolitan University using rapid prototyping for the first time. All are involved in their own style of creative process and are keen to show off their newest creations.
Questions answered :
How can new technologies be used to craete new jewellery previously impossible to make by hand? How does it answer the context of exhibition and wearability?
by Martin Wright
A special pre-transmission screening of a musical developed for BBC Learning. This musical has been developed for and with young people with learning difficulties.
Questions answered :
TV and media content for Special Educational Needs. Talking to audiences with a difference.
We plan to have a range of our equipment for students and teachers to try, allowing them to design in 3D, scan in 3D and print in 3D. If we have the space we will also have some manual and motorised kit tools (lathes, mills, sanders, jigsaws) for the pupils/students to try for themselves. We know from experience that when people have the chance to try our equipment they are enthused and motivated, and the only problem we have is getting them off the equipment so that others can have a go!
by Di Mainstone and Dave Meckin
The WHIMSICHORD is a wearable interactive musical instrument that will react to the movement and touch of users (or Movicians) responding with sound. We have coined the term ‘Movician’ to describe this hybrid act of composition and choreography. WHIMSICHORD comprises of striking spring-like modules that are connect to a series of fixed landing-pads via retractable chords. Each component can be plucked from its landing-pad and attached to the Movician in a myriad of ways. Our soft sculptures are specially designed around the body to seamlessly grip to the Movician as they traverse space and interact with the piece to produce music. As Movicians connect to the modules they will draw elegant lines from the surrounding architecture onto to the body. These strings can be twanged to produce sound, and each participant will become a human string instrument.
Artists: Di Mainstone and Dave Meckin, Queen Mary University of London.
Sponsored by Queen Mary University of London.
21st May to 1st June 2012