Sunday, 10 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Anne Marie Shilito is doing research at ECA's department of design and applied arts into a user centred haptic computing system for applied artists. This involves using a 3D haptics drawing machine, which is like a computer mouse that moves in three dimensions instead of two to allow you to draw forms in real space. The main application for this is to have the forms produced in a rapid prototyping machine as in the images above. The big difference in Ann Marie's work is that the software interface will be developed with makers and craftspeople in mind, to make it accesible to those who are not skilled in the ways of CAD. And thats where I come in. I'm going to be a guinnea pig for Ann Marie and her team to work on real live projects carried out as case studies so they can get direct feedback for development. Check it out here: http://www.anarkik3d.co.uk/, http://www.anarkikangels.co.uk/, www2.eca.ac.uk/tacitus.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Coburg House has been home to a multitude of artists for many years now, but has recently undergone an expansion and redevelopment. As well as studio accomodation for around 25 additional artists (bringing the total numberof residents to over 60!) there is a stunning new gallery space. This Saturday, 9th May at 11am the gallery will be opened with a show of works by ALL of the artists and makers at Coburg. This includes, jewellery, ceramics, painting, mosaic, silversmithing, sculpture, product design and much more. See http://www.coburghousestudios.blogspot.com/ for more info.