Algorave on the CyberYacht
The lovely people in TOPLAP Berlin, CNDSD (@CNDSD_ on twitter) and Alexandra Cardenás organised an Algorave on the CyberYacht, a VR-ish “cyber party” on Mozilla hubs. I performed my work-in-progress live 3D printing techno set, which you can see here (my set starts 32:42 into this video): There were some other great performances – the […]
I’ve been developing a new art work, The CyberAnthill. It’s loosely based on a space-filling cellular automaton that was in turn partially based on a cross between Langton’s Ant and the Tron light cycles game. It’s a way of filling up 2D spaces, like grids, with emergent systems that are unpredictable in their internal form […]
LivePrinter Workshops January 2019
I ran 2 days of workshops about LivePrinter, the open source cybernetic system for 3D printing that I’ve been developing to re-evolve 3D printers and 3D printing in a more intuitive, hands-on, iterative, exploratory way. In all, we had about 20 people attending and helping do some intensive user testing, finding bugs (some hard ones […]
Spoke and LivePrinter at the V&A
We’ll be at the V&A for the Digital Weekend next weekend, both days. I’ve got 2 projects – a board game for storytelling about AI, machine learning, automation, etc. and my live 3D printer project. Make sure to sign up here!
Speaking at Dorkbot London Feb. 15 2016
I’m speaking about my trials and tribulations with 3D printing and spirals at Dorkbot London on February 15 along with some excellent other speakers. If you’re in the area, come by and say hello!
Spirals just got real
We’re received a new shipment of Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printers at Ravensbourne and I got first crack at them to do some test printing. It took a few attempts to get the settings right in the ReplicatorG software that they recommend for generating the printer files (hint – make sure to save models before generating […]
Sound Spirals, Provocative Plastics, Oscilloscopes, Hands
I recently gave a talk at the Provocative Plastics conference at the Museum of Design in Plastics at the Arts University Bournemouth. My presentation slides are online, and hopefully the video of the talk will be uploaded soon (as promised). Currently, The Sound Spirals are made with some custom software fast-prototyped in Processing (yes I […]
Spiral tests in 3D
This weekend I’m using toxiclibs to create better 3D geometry for my 3D printable spirals, so I won’t have to use any support material and the end result will be a smoother shape that is much faster to print. I’m using splines (smooth curves) to create geometry and smooth over my blockier, hand-crafted, simply down-sampled […]
TEDxKids Brussels 2011
Last week (June 1st) the gang at TWSU (Technology Will Save Us) and I took two groups of about twenty 10-yr-olds through a basic soldering workshop as part of TEDxKids Brussels 2011 This was both one of the most tiring and most inspiring workshops I’ve ever taught, with the added bonus that directly afterwards we gave our TEDx talk!