Open GDNM 2012 is both an exhibition and a micro-conference. A three day event featuring the UCA Epsom BA(Hons) Graphic Design: New Media graduate show and a series of talks and workshops by design and media practitioners, theorists, staff, students and alumni.
Work will be presented across; interface and interaction design, motion graphics, critical design, open culture, typography, virtual space, sound visualisation, collaborative practice, graphic design, photography and digital film. The workshops and talks are run by leading industry professionals, staff and students and will cover; digital design, collaborative working, physical computing, digital culture, code and hardware, noise and sound.
Visit the website for more info: open.gdnm.org
Electric Funeral: Death in the Digital Age (A Strange Sermon)
In an increasingly binary world, the trappings of human existence are being challenged by the digital. Notions of ontology and metaphysics have altered according to aggrandised technological developments; the human is now presented with the opportunity to exist in two formats, only one of which has a definite life span.
Electric Funeral sees Thomas James & Clare Acheson of Strange Sermons present a discourse upon the notions of existence, death and immortality in the digital age.
More info: www.strangesermons.com
Anthony Lui, and GDNM alumnus Shaun Tollerton and colleagues from digital design studio ustwo™ will be talking about what they do and offering advice to students on how to position themselves for industry, and what things companies look for in prospective graduates.
ustwo™ is a digital design studio that delivers interaction and user interface design, app development and digital entertainment as preferred partner to the world’s leading brands.
Nina Pope works collaboratively with Karen Guthrie they live and work in London and the Lake District respectively. After studying together at Edinburgh College of Art they completed MAs in London and began their collaborative and solo careers in 1995. They launched their creative organisation Somewhere in 2001, and have led diverse projects with an emphasis on new audiences and innovative technology. Nina also maintains an academic post at the Royal College of Art and both work as visiting tutors, and in professional development for artists.
Rain Ashford (a.k.a. Rainycat) is an designer / hacker based in London. Formerly a Senior Producer at BBC Learning she is now a PhD researcher peering at wearable electronics. Rain has a background in Fine Art and Electronic Engineering.
Hirsch & Mann
Hirsch & Mann is a creative technology consultancy specializing in responsive objects, installations and environments.
Bare Conductive was founded by four postgraduate students from the Innovation Design Engineering Course at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. They focus on the development and manufacture of electrically conductive materials.
Bare Conductive will be talking about their products and how they made it from college to where they are now, and some of the interesting applications they’ve found for conductive ink.
Filip Visnjic is an architect, lecturer, curator and a new media technologist born in Belgrade now living in London. He specialises in directing web, new media and architectural projects while also contributing to a number of blogs and magazines about art, design and technology. He is an editor-in-chief at CreativeApplications.Net, art director and curator at Resonate, director at Working Architecture Group and he lectures at a number of universities in the UK.
Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.
Troika is a London based studio founded by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel who are widely known for their experimental practise, sculptures, installations and projects that provoke and employ a cross-disciplinary approach and intersect between design, architecture, and contemporary installation.
They met while studying at the Royal College of Art and subsequently started their studio in 2003, emerging as an integrated practice that creates work collectively through detailed research, dialogue and experiment.
Hyper-reality Video – CANCELLED
The workshop will cover a range of skills working across the dynamic link of the adobe suite platform. Using motion tracking and data application to create a hyper reality style exhibition video. Presenting the installations as interactive spaces were more information about the project & designer can be unveiled. A laptop is required with Adobe Creative Suite installed.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has been cancelled due to staff injury, we are sorry for the inconvenice caused and all attendees have been emailed and refunded.
Exploring HTML5 Canvas
This workshop will explore the latest HTML5 canvas technology coupled with browser audio to create interactive web based experimental pages. A basic understanding of HTML is a bonus, however a laptop is required.
This workshop will cover how to make and use a matchbox pin hole camera with photographer/artist/designer Simon Last.
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