Tag: Cezanne Charles

I’ve been trying out ‘Weebly‘ (fast and easy) as a means of getting the archive for the ‘Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders’ exhibition online (the Fast-uk site is badly needing a Web 2.0 update). Most of the content that has been posted on this blog previously has been collected there and I’ve posted some new stuff, too.

Product Scotland is a collaborative venture between Scottish Higher Education Institutes involved in product design. The aim of Product Scotland is to create a network that is primarily, though not exclusively, open to Scottish based product designers drawn from academic and industrial backgrounds and to achieve research excellence through knowledge pooling. Product Scotland, with the backing of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Methods Network programme, are running 4 workshops between 8 November and 17 December, 2007 to communicate and advance knowledge and skills in product design and development.

To reserve your place or for more information please contact Paul Rodgers on 0131 455 2313 or p.rodgers@napier.ac.uk

Emerging Research Methods for Product Design – Edinburgh
Thursday 8 November, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

Digital Product Design – Dundee
Friday 23 November, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

Domestic/Public Rapid Prototyping – Aberdeen
Thursday 6 December, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

Creativity – Glasgow
Monday 17 December, 2007
Workshop Activities 11:00 to 17:00
Workshop Open Evening 18:00 to 19:30

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Dr Peter Barham and Debra Solomon

Giles Lane and Constance Fleuriot

Everything you wanted to know about molecular gastronomy, roadkill restaurants, feral robots, location-based mixed-media, microinjection erotism, making money-not art …and more.
Poker Club – During the Scottish Enlightment, thinkers gathered in Edinburgh to discuss big ideas over a glass of claret at the original Poker Club (which refers to a fireplace poker for ‘stirring things up’). New Media Scotland is resurrecting the name to hold a series of events, three of which will be held as part of the Six Cities Design Festival: Future Food with Dr Peter Barham and Debra Solomon (21st May), Future City with Giles Lane and Constance Fleuriot (22nd May), and Future Body with Adam Zaretsky and Regine Debatty (29th May).
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Poker Club
21 May 2007 to 29 May 2007
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Beehive Inn 18-20 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU

During the Scottish Enlightment, thinkers gathered in Edinburgh to discuss big ideas over a glass of claret at the original Poker Club (which refers to a fireplace poker for ‘stirring things up’). New Media Scotland has resurrected the name to hold a series of events, three of which will be held as part of the Six Cities Design Festival: Future Food with Dr Peter Barham and Debra Solomon (21st May), Future City with Giles Lane and Constance Fleuriot (22nd May), and Future Body with Adam Zaretsky and Regine Debatty (29th May).

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Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders – an f.city exhibition by Fast-uk and folly

This exhibition was held from 29 September – 21 October 2006 at venues across Lancaster city centre in the North West of England. The main exhibition space was the new CityLab development in Dalton Square. The aim of this exhibition was to present the very latest examples of work that blur the conventional boundaries of arts and design practice through the use of computer-mediated technologies.

Coming Soon – The PBB Catalogue.






The ‘Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders’ Symposium at St. Martin’s College, Lancaster on Thursday 28 September, 1 – 5pm went really well. The discussion was self-sustaining (to the point that a summary was irrelevant) and raised many important points. The line up was as follows:

13.00 – 13.30 Arrival
13.30 – 13.45 Welcome, Introductions (John Hyatt of Miriad)
13.45 – 14.15 Keynote (Dr. Paul A. Rodgers of Napier University)
14.15 – 14.35 Tavs Jorgensen http://www.oktavius.co.uk/
14.35 – 14.55 Aoife Ludlow http://aoifestuff.com/
14.55 – 15.10 Break
15.10 – 15.35 Justin Marshall http://www.justinmarshall.co.uk/
15.35 – 15.55 Lionel T. Dean http://www.futurefactories.com/
15.55 – 16.15 Human Beans http://www.humanbeans.net/
16.15 – 16.45 Q+A, Discussion
16.45 – 17.00 Summary (John Marshall/Taylor Nuttal)
18.00 – 20.00 Private View @ Citylab, 4-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 4PP

I recorded the entire session and hope to get it online as a transcript or podcast in the near future.



‘Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders’ is finally open. It took a lot of effort but I think it looks great. The images shown above are:

(Top) Geoffrey Mann – Flight – Take Off
These sculptural forms, the echoes of a bird taking flight, at first appear ambiguous. By capturing the first five seconds of take off, these solid forms are indeed a frozen moment in time. By materialising movement, Mann illustrates that time and motion are actually transient objects.

Mann trained in 3D Design at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and studied Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art, London. He works as a product artist, digital consultant and lecturer and his current research focuses on creative ways of ‘humanising’ the processes of digital production. Mann has recently exhibited at Pinakothek der Moderne Germany, New York Central Library USA, and at this year’s International Festival of Glass.
www.mrmann.co.uk

(Middle) Simon Blackmore – LSD Drive
Blackmore’s custom-built LSD Drive is able to read lost data on apparently useless CDs, and process it using a program written in the Open Source software, SuperCollider. Light Sensitive Disk Drive is a fully functioning prototype hardware/software product that explores ideas of technological progress, technological waste and its environmental impact. CDs in various states of degradation can be played on the drive to produce different sounds from the lost areas of data.

Blackmore is based in Manchester. Since 2001, he has been reinventing the function or image of culturally iconic objects and products to make sculptures that are presented in a range of social contexts. Projects include converting a caravan into a gallery, making audio laptops from logs, making a machine to play a guitar according to the weather and turning a pole lathe into a musical instrument.
www.simonblackmore.net

(Bottom) Justin Marshall – Penrose Strapping 1
Through collaboration with Hayles & Howe, a manufacturer of architectural ornamental plasterwork, Marshall has developed a range of plaster mouldings that integrate digital design technologies with traditional manufacturing skills. Penrose Strapping 1, is a stunning contemporary example of traditional strapwork with scrolls, arabesques, and loops across the wall.

Justin Marshall’s practice spans sculpture, installation and design. Much of his recent work has been ceramic or plaster based, combining traditional skills with new technologies. Marshall is currently Research Fellow in 3D digital production at University College, Falmouth. His most recent exhibition was at Das Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany, and in 2005 he was awarded an Autonomatic research grant to work with Hayles & Howe decorative plaster company to develop new processes and work.
www.justinmarshall.co.uk

I will get more images online soon. In the meantime, have a look at Michelle Kasprzak’s Flickr stream.

Venue: CityLab, 4-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 4PP
Date: 29 September – 21 October, 2006. 12 – 5 pm, Mon – Sat.

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The Community Green project began as an ideas competition to explore notions of what a 21st century village green could be, using the inner-city suburb of Pollokshields, Glasgow, as an inspiration and test bed. Interdisciplinary teams of artists, architects, designers, and technologists were invited to submit proposals for public art projects that considered the role that technologies, especially those that have a low environmental impact, can play in the fostering of greater communication and participation within a community. Four teams were selected to develop their proposals into prototypes. The prototypes form the basis of an ideas resource to inform the regeneration of Pollokshields and include experimental street furniture, 3D electronic information-sharing points, modular greenspaces, and mobile platforms for public interaction.

The teams taking part in Community Green are:

be+ (Jude Barber and Uli Einslein)

Cameron Webster Architects + Ettie Spencer

Jaxi (Simon Chadwick, Tilo Einert, Adrian Lear, Neil McGuire)

Kevin Campbell, Douglas Fraser, Robert Sharp, Leo Warner.