Thursday, 26 March 2015

LAN/Onlincolnshire fully funded workshops

I've been very busy organising the LAN/Onlincolnshire workshops as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership at the UoL - hence the Digital Conference.

Today was the last of these, for which I delivered my expertise as an illustrator about graphic novels and self-publishing

A very interesting article today, whilst uploading info, on Mark Leckey - interesting use of 3D printing half of his own body.

The Ayscoughfee proposal has been budgeted and finished to be looked into over Easter, and after the holidays, I'll finally get the chance to go into the Technology Hub and work out ideas. The trouble is that Malcolm has his own theories about some laser cut bird silhouettes to sell in the museum, and in my head I'm thinking more along the lines of Mark Leckey's experimental work, and am more inclined to develop bird characters based on the original collection, similar to the Birdman concept dolls, or something else, but I feel as though I've been discussing this for ages, and just want to actually get on with things and start working properly on this.

All information about the work I've been doing for the LAN is in the blog, with a link to my Illustration blog, so I've been busy!

It's been great to run these at The Collection in the gallery, as part of the current Viewpoints exhibition and discussion, with our live tweeting and contributions included in the LAN blog here.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Lincolnshire Digital Conference 2015

This week I've been budgeting the Ayscoughfee proposal for support from Onlincolnshire, organising some workshops for the LAN, and I was invited to attend the Lincolnshire Digital Conference 2015 at The Showroom.

As I'm due to make use of 3D printing technology for my work with Ayscoughfee at some point, it was good to see the latest uses for reproducing the head of a Terracotta Army figure.

Guest speaker Jason Bradbury also attended, with a slightly different talk to the one he presented at last years' alumni event, mainly that he first appeared on a screen mounted on a remote control robotic device, and presented most of his talk on a segway/hoverboard.

He's working on a DeLorean for the upcoming anniversary of Back To The Future this coming October.

Images in the LAN blog here

went to ask a question, accidentally did a selfie