Archive for the ‘Light Touch’ Category
A few weeks ago G.Hack team Katja Knecht (MAT), Laurel Pardue (C4DM), Patrizia Carlota (Drama) and Nela Brown (CogSci) flew over to Marseille for the CMMR2013 conference to exhibit our interactive installation Light Touch.
- For the very first time we conducted a pilot research study around the audience interaction with Light Touch (to inform the next iteration of the installation to be exhibited in 2014)
- We secured the funding for ALL FOUR authors of the installation to travel to Marseille, attend the conference talks and concerts and network with the conference attendees !
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to the following QMUL / EECS people who helped make it all happen: Mike Watkinson, Lucie Dubinik, Andrew McPherson, Mark Sandler, Richard Kelly, Geetha Bommireddy, Chris Harte, Henrik Ekeus, Fiore Martin, Ben Bengler, Bogdan Vera, Holger Kirchhoff, Sharon Cording and Laura King.
A SPECIAL MERCI BEAUCOUP goes out to the wonderful CMMR2013 organisers from CNRS-LMA who bent all sorts of rules to get us all there: Richard Kronland-Martinet, Charles Gondre, Gaëtan Parseihian, Olivier Derrien, Alain Rimeymeille and the many other CNRS-LMA staff who really looked after us during the conference, including the cafeteria ladies who kept us going by giving us free coins to use in the coffee machine (a proper espresso after lunch makes all the difference !)
A SUPER SPECIAL HOLA goes out to the amazing G.Hack troops: Katja, Laurel and Patrizia who made this conference ‘road trip’ absolutely unforgettable !
Go G.Hack !!!
G.Hack’s latest installation ‘Light Touch’ (masterminded by the genius of Laurel Pardue with the help of Katja Knecht, Patrizia Carlota and Nela Brown) premiered at Digital Shoreditch on Monday, 20 May 2013. Within days we received invites to exhibit at other locations and lots of positive feedback from adults and children alike, which is just brilliant !!! There are lots of other amazing artists exhibiting as part of ‘Great Digital Exhibition’ (including our Berit Greinke and Nanda Khaorapapong with ’For Two’ by and Pollie Barden with ’Firefly’). So, all together, an AMAZING contribution from the EECS female talent and a great showcase of the quality of work our PhD’s can produce with a bit of money (OK, a lot!), some electrical components, drill bits and soldering irons ! A BIG THANKS goes out to the amazing EECS staff who continue to support this home grown hacking project (you know who you are and the chocolates will follow!)
Link to exhibition is here: https://tickets.digitalshoreditch.com/2013/great-digital-exhibition/
It is open to the public every day 10.30-7pm until Friday 31 May, so spread the word and come down with your friends and family to check it all out !
Go G.Hack !
ps more photos and video of the ‘Light Touch’ coming soon !