Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Typeface film


Inc (Independent Northern Creative) in association with L&K Creative are very proud to present 'Typeface - the film' in Yorkshire, for the first time.

'Typeface' shows the reality of the digital age as it challenges master craftsmen in their environment, this film opens up a very real life portrayal of the effects, changes and fight for survival in an age of throw-away creativity.

From the onset, it clearly shows a passion for creative skills, showcasing a place where international artists and retired craftsmen remain true to their heritage, but for how long and what can be lost? The historical and contemporary approaches in rural and urban America, combined with passion and logic makes for a fascinating film.

  • Doors open 6.30pm for 7.15pm showing
  • Globe Quay, Leeds, LS11 5QG (a stones thorw away from the Round Foundry)
  • Tickets: £5 on the door (limited availability) or book early at
  • Supported by Team Impression & Fedrigoni

Monday, 21 February 2011

Digital Words

Voice art-

'We offer a way to visualize our words and emotions in a permanent work of art so that it may act as a continuous reminder to us and to others of what is important. Our developed technique offers you the ability to capture your specific voice or any significant audible moment from your life. '

Voice art-

Google Art Project Trolley

'The version of Street View technology used in the galleries involved an extremely high tech and rather silly-looking trolley. It was to be pushed around the rooms at a particular speed and on a peculiar route, and seemed to me to be a marvellous combination of garden-shed and cutting-edge.

Battery being changed on Google Art Project Museum View trolley

Battery change. At 23 kilos each they were not fun to carry around

The trolley was not simple. It had lasers and cameras and GPS and all sorts. You could not stand in its view, for fear of being captured. Yet it could see you, left right, up down, back and forth and everywhere in between. So it must be operated by a squirrel (a trained man with a perfectly shaped back) who hides in its visual wake and guides it through the rooms.

Close up of equipment on Google Art Project Museum View trolley

Then you have to be completely out of sight. Which is interesting when you are trying to oversee the logistics of the operation. And in an empty museum at 2am you begin to think that this rule of not seeing what is going on provides perfect cover for some daring and complex ploy to steal a masterpiece. And that must be what the lasers and cameras and GPS are for.'

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Chris Cuellar

Chris uses digital technology in innovative ways, often interactive, he presents questions about our digital world. Visit his Website

KIT Collaboration

KIT is a fluxing collaboration of artists, architects, programmers and writers.

Jen Southern

Jen Southern's individual practice is process based and participatory, exploring art practice as a social process.


Comob is a digital arts project that explores the potential for collaborative mapping with GPS technology. Comob was developed as a research tool to explore social and spatial relationships between people in motion.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Duo PC / Touch Screen

Great innovation to combine the two.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Digital Exploration Centre


Simon Poulter

An outcome from one of his many art projects, Simon Poulter explores the many ways we use and are affected by new technologies.

Formatl: Mapping Derby


FORMAT wants your help to map Derby through photos, thoughts and memories. QUAD artists working with the public, will be creating a growing photo map installation of Derby City Centre, you are invited to take part through workshops and drop in sessions.


Look out for the QR code photo points across the city, inter-linking with MAPPING DERBY and MOB FORMAT, this is your opportunity to photograph Derby city 'Right Here, Right Now'.

Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf has spent a sizable amount of time studying the dense conurbation that is Hong Kong. In his recent projects he uses Google Street View to capture everyday scenes, events and activities. In his study 'F**k you' (image above) he has explored the way some have reacted to the street camera as it makes a visual record.

Note: Michael is showing at this years FORMAT photo festival.

Michael Wolf

Friday, 4 February 2011

Smart Phones | Creative Apps

Here is a comprehensive mind map of creativity and brainstorming apps for the Apple iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile devices. It includes tools for brainstorming new ideas, recording them and mind mapping apps.

A great concept map (mind map) of creative apps for your smart phone. Image capture in bottom left might be useful.