[NetBehaviour] Digital Design Weekend at the V&A

Irini-Mirena Papadimitriou imirena at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 18 19:59:52 CEST 2012

Dear all
This is a reminder for the Digital Design Weekend at the V&A on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September.
Join us for a weekend of free events celebrating contemporary digital art and design, coinciding with the London Design Festival at the V&A and celebrating the Alan Turing Centenary. 
Please find below the full programme of events as well as on our website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/1871/digital-design-weekend-3047/
Best wishes
V&A Digital Programmes 
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September 2012
Free, drop-in
Most events are suitable for all ages unless stated otherwise. Use Twitter hashtag #LDF12 to tweet about events. 
Diamandini, Mari Velonaki
Room 50a
Diamandini is a life-size robotic artwork that responds to the audience with choreographed movements.
Supported by the Australia Research Council, Centre for Social Robotics / Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney and National Institute of Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts University of New South Wales.
SOLAR WORK #2, Mike Blow
John Madejski Garden 
Audiovisual, interactive work that responds to the environment along with new solar-powered pieces. Supported by the Arts Council England
Musical Table, Kouichi Okamoto
Sackler Centre Reception
Random sound effects produced by of a multitude of musical boxes wired up to a table that responds to the movements of visitors. Performances at 4pm Saturday & Sunday.
Courtesy of ICN Gallery in collaboration with POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC., CCC the centre for creative communications.
Lighting Chair, Kouichi Okamoto
Sackler Centre Entrance
Interact with the Lighting Chair, 40 light bulbs connected to switches on a chair which produce soft lights when touched.
Courtesy of ICN Gallery in collaboration with POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC., CCC the centre for creative communications.
Shaping Form 14/5/2007, Ernest Edmonds
New Acquisitions Gallery, Room 20A
Move around this interactive artwork to determine how images are constructed, shape their pattern, colours and timing.
Process 18 (Software 3), Casey Reas
Sackler Centre Lobby
Watch this installation which explores the relationship between synthetic and naturally evolved systems. Reas invented the popular open-source programming language ‘Processing’ with Ben Fry.
Digital Design Challenge winning entries
Digital Studio screen, Sackler Centre
Winning entries from our Alan Turing-inspired digital art competition around the theme of ‘Artificial Intelligence’.
Tracking You, Tine Bech
Art Studio, Sackler Centre
Wear a cape augmented with RFID tags and take part in a playful interactive installation using people’s movements to generate sound.
Programmed by Tom Mitchell. Supported by Ubisense real time technology and Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE.
Intuition & Ingenuity: celebrating the life of Alan Turing
Digital & Design Studios, Sackler Centre
Intuition & Ingenuity investigates Alan Turing’s enduring influence on art and contemporary culture. Featuring work by Anna Dumitriu, Paul Brown, Greg Garvey, boredomresearch, Alex May and Patrick Tresset. Supported by the Arts Council England, the Computer Arts Society and the University of Hertfordshire.
Wearable Futures, Julie Legault
Digital Studio, Sackler Centre or Reception
Find out about Julie Legault's research which addresses the hybridisation of man and machine. Legault explores the futures of accessories through technology, function, and fantasy, creating wearable wonders.
My Robot Companion, Anna Dumitriu & Alex May
Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Investigate social robotics and explore the idea of robots as humans’ companions. Supported by the Arts Council England and the University of Hertfordshire.
Corporate Satire, Lawrence Epps
Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Meet the artist Lawrence Epps and find out more about his use of extrusion to make ceramic sculpture which takes a humorous and satirical swipe at corporate culture. This year he made 8,000 ceramic commuters which took over the streets of Manchester.
NULL OBJECT, London Fieldworks
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
Participate in this digital EEG clinic and contribute your brainwave recording to the project database, which will be used to robotically manufacture a sculpture. Participants must be 18+ with the ability to perceive stereograms. Supported by the Arts Council England
Mogees, Bruno Zamborlin
John Madejski Garden
A system that transforms any object around us into a musical instrument. Supported by the Arts Council England.
Structure 001, Clare Cullen
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
Generate algorithmic composition and light patterns with this interactive, touch-sensitive light sculpture.
Polymetros, Ben Bengler
Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
An interactive, collaborative music system that enables people to play, improvise and compose music together on the fly.
STOOD STILL, Mark Tintner
Sackler Centre Lobby
A soothing exploration of movement in a 3D black & white film. Prima Ballerina Michela Meazza's solo performance is enhanced through slow motion.
CoBot, Riccie Janus
Lunchroom 1, Sackler Centre
CoBot teaches children basic programming through creative play. Combining online, interactive tutorials and a toy character, CoBot encourages children to explore the real rather than the virtual world.
Audiovisual Hallucinations, Parag K Mital
Sackler Centre Reception
Augmented Reality goggles transforming everything you hear and see in real-time. 
MzTEK workshops: Soft Circuits & Introduction to Arduino 
Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
Saturday 22 September 10.30 – 13.30 or 14.30 – 17.30
Celebrate the Alan Turing Year by creating your own cute soft-circuit chatbot with light-up eyes! Learn how to make crochet chains and buttons with conductive materials.
Sunday 23 September 11.00 – 13.00 or 14.30 – 16.30
Learn the basics of interaction design with Arduino, how to use it, applications for creating interactive objects or environments and how to use a simple sensor for basic interaction.
Electric badges, Bare Conductive
Lunchroom 1, Sackler Centre
Drop into this workshop and demo of unique electrically conductive paints with cool screen printed badges. Paint your own circuitry and build a blinking or colour-changing badge to take home.
Main Entrance
Get a free badge with amazing designs created with sketchPatch, the online programming playground and live coding lab.
The Algae Opera, Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta with Gameshow Outpatient
John Madejski Garden
Performances, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
Mezzo-Soprano Louise Ashroft is transformed with biotechnology to grow algae with her breath so the audience can taste her song. Supported by the Arts Council England.
Jason Singh
John Madejski Garden
13.30 & 15.30
Listen to Beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh’s respose to Alan Turing. This experimental vocal performance includes beatboxing, vocal sculpting and spoken word, sampled and reworked live. Supported by the Arts Council England.
Intuition and Ingenuity talks
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Anna Dumitriu, Paul Brown, Greg Garvey
Saturday 22 September, 15.00- 15.45
boredomresearch, Alex May, Patrick Tresset
Sunday 23 September, 15.00- 15.45
Computer Art from the V&A Collection
Prints & Drawings Study Room
Saturday 22 September ONLY, 13.00–14.00
Join Curators Doug Dodds and Melanie Lenz to hear about the V&A’s collection of innovative computer generated art by digital pioneers and contemporary artists and learn about their experimental practices and creative processes.
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