Nottingham-based artist Candice Jacobs is no stranger to living, working, and thinking in the in-between. As a creator and curator of art – usually with an audio visual/digital focus – she explores the meeting of worlds: art versus advertising and business, work versus leisure, boredom versus inspiration, meaning versus what is meaningless. In her latest exhibition, Dry Wipe, she enlisted the work of eight artists to hijack the wifi at Nottingham Contemporary.
Behind the scenes, dreaming up new audio-visual inventions at the BBC is a division called R&D (Research and Development). It's from here that a new immersive experience called surround video has emerged. Alia Sheikh, of BBC R&D Production Labs, will be publicly demonstrating the technology for the first time on Sunday May 5th as part of Mirror Mirror at BFI Southbank in London.
In Walter Benjamin's The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, the author determines that "the manner in which human sense perception is organised, the medium in which it is accomplished, is determined not only by nature but by historical circumstances as well." Rebecca Marshall's work on sense, perception, and the way of seeing underlines Benjamin's comments – not just in terms of visual, but the material, the historical, as well. But, the work isn't a throwback; the Sussex-based film-maker has an eye on the future as well.
The Lost Cinemas of Castle Park is a location-based app which celebrates over 100-years of cinema-going in Bristol city centre. After the success of my earlier project, the Curzon Memories app, which focused on the history of the Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, I wanted to explore how you might bring multiple cinema sites to life in a single app.
If you think that getting together with like-minded entrepreneurs to talk tech over a beer is a recent phenomenon, then you're probably not aware of the Real Time Club, founded by Richard Evans, Rex Malik, and Alan Marshall (an American, starting the UK branch of hardware vendor CSI) in 1967. Over its 45+ years, it has grown to become one of the UK's most active and high-profile networking and knowledge-sharing groups for technology leaders, while also becoming a useful and valuable lobby group to industry stakeholders such as the UK Government.
It was Charles M. Schulz who said "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." The pleasure to be derived from chocolate is, of course, well known; it's cathartic, enjoyable, and we're more than capable of emotionally postponing the damage done to the waistline and teeth.
Ogilvy has teamed up with Birkbeck University and neuroscience researchers MyndPlay to develop a common currency for pleasure, with Ogilvy client Beyond Dark, a new premium chocolate brand, benefiting from the work.
How many lamp posts have you walked past today? Try counting them on your journey to work tomorrow. What if they had a story to tell – about what they see under that light, how they were installed, and what has been written on and stuck to them over the years?
Hello Lamp Post! is a project to create a fictitious but real world based on the stories of street furniture. Winner of the Playable City Award, it will be installed into the city of Bristol this summer before it goes on an international tour.
It has been a phenomenally busy year for Anna Dumitriu. With exhibitions and workshops taking place across the world, her work with both the biological and social impacts of disease has taken her work to a number of galleries across Europe, with a highlight perhaps being her receipt of the Society for Applied Microbiology's Communications Award in the summer.
London is a city of famous squares: Bloomsbury, Berkeley, Hoxton. Flat Iron Square is one of the lesser-known squares, located south of the river behind the Menier Chocolate Factory. It has been regenerated of late, with a "piazza" format giving visitors the chance to eat al fresco while the trains rumble to and from London Bridge station in the background.
While the city squares are very much a London institution, perhaps Marcus Lyall might appreciate being labelled as another. Deep-rooted into the city's underground music scene, Lyall gradually moved into multimedia – particularly experimental film-making – as well as directing TV advertisement spots. Bringing all of this together is his work for touring bands, including the Rolling Stones and U2.
Journeys in travel is a database video installation by digital media artist, experimental filmmaker, and lecturer, Christin Bolewski.
In this interview, Christin tells us about the work, how databases work with linear and nonlinear film to create new narratives, and how digital film technology offers opportunities to create radically different forms of film.