June 16, 2008
Here is an opportunity to purchase some of the results of the research undertaken at Autonomatic.
The annual Aldeburgh Festival is now underway (until to the 29th of June) and Tavs from Autonomatic is contributing by showing glass bowls at the ‘Abstract’ show at the Strand Gallery. Pop by and have a look, or pop by and buy!
The gallery, which are showing some Europe’s best glass artists (such as Tobias Møhl and Massimo Micheluzzi) is open from 9.30 – 1pm and 4.30 – 7pm during summer months and the rest of the year: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 1pm and 2 – 5pm (or by appointment)
More info here http://www.strandgallery.co.uk
Alternative if you find yourself in the West Country you can always find examples of Katie, Tavs and Drummond’s work for sale at the Wills Lane Gallery in St Ives: http://www.willslanegallery.co.uk/
June 11, 2008
A small delegation (read one!) from Autonomatic was some of the visitors to Distance Lab’s third open day in the somewhat remote Forres in Northern Scotland.
Distance Lab bills itself as an “independent research institution” with the focus of: “melding technology, design and the arts to transform communication, creativity and connectedness over a distance…”
The outfit is a very recent creation (from Jan 2007) but with a very formidable team with a broad range of skills.
This open day was successful in attracting an impressive gathering of researches from Microsoft, BT, and MIT as well as a good range of UK academic institutions.
The formal programme of the open day themed as: “Machined Craft and Haute Tech” featured talks by Peter Schmitt, PhD candidate from the MIT Media Lab and the fashion artist Di Mainstone. Introduction and summery was delivered by Distance Lab’s director Stefan Agamanolis, also ex MIT.
The event also featured tours of the studios and workshops and an opportunity to test Distance Lab’s own invention the ‘Remote Impact’ which is an ‘interactive-beat-each-other-up-over-a-distance-exercising-apparatus’ – great fun but also really very exhausting. Check out the image below where Stefan is in the process of beating up some of his open day visitors.
The day following the official programme, the work of Autonomatic was presented by Tavs to an informal audience consisting of the Distances Lab’s staff and other visitors. We really hope that the link up will lead to further interaction between Distance Lab and Autonomatic.
June 10, 2008
The book/catalogue from ‘Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders” exhibition at City Lab in Lancaster in 2006 is now (at last) available from the Lulu website: http://stores.lulu.com/fastuk
The publication is $18.95 but is also available to download for free at:
Both Justin Marshall and Tavs Jorgensen from Autonomatic were selected to exhibit at the PBB show and also invited to present in the associated symposium at University of Lancaster in September 2006.
The exhibition was a collaborative event involving Fast UK and Folly – part of the f.city festival of digital culture. An online archive of the exhibition is available on: http://perimeters.weebly.com/index.html
The exhibition was largely the result of the efforts of John Marshall who is now Assistant Professor at University of Michigan - check out his blog on: http://designedobjects.blogspot.com/