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A lecture about data

Last week, I heard a lecture about data visualisation, it is a coincidence that this is also I want to talk about in my essay. Here is some points in the lecture: 1. Use data to see patterns. 2. Data does not equal insight. 3. Humanise data. 4. Data that tells stories. 5. Data visualisation as a tool 6. use data to solve problems. In my opinion, data visualisation is an excellent tool which can serve people when it comes to an outcome of an access to see and engage with human’s life. As a… More

What if William Morris known AR technology?

Augmented reality (AR) also known as Kudzi, is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.Augmentation is conventionally in real time and in semantic… More

Arduino workshop

Our first class to work with Arduino. I have engaged with it before and very interested in it. First, the teacher showed us some funny works of Arduino. Then we learnt to connect bread boards with UNO and make the led lighting. I firstly heard a word called ‘E-textile’. I think it can be used in fashion design and make clothes more sense of technology. More

Make gallery a shopping mall?

We want to give audience sense of shoping in this gallery.  After people scan the drawing of WM, the background will disappear and then the patterns turn into some products. People can buy it from dragging it into the trolley.  After they finish the visit, they will receive a postcard with a message on it–’We are not saying that you should not buy things you like. But before you do that, just think whether you really need it. Because your decision provokes mass production’. More

Come on with Mattresses? Our little factory

SOMETHING ABOUT MASS PRODUCTION:We fund that there was a problem in Walthumstow community. People like to throw their Mettresses they don’t need on the stret, which causes waste and pollution to the environment.             The structure of a string mattress.     Prototype There is a landscape besides the factory. Audience put materials in the back, and then a mattress appear on the product line. Then drops. After many mattresses drop, the landscape will full with mattreeses and not beautiful anymore.        … More

Primary Research Here is the mind map of our primary research. We made a mindmap to analyse his background, works, theories, and come up with some initial ideas. My part is mainly to gather his artworks. I had a idea that we can separate patterns of his work and people can interact with them. For example, they can change colours, shapes, or even use these patterns to create their own artefacts. More

Amazing ScreenPrinting!

Today we had a screen printing workshop. It is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. It was so funny… More

First Impression of William Morris

We learnt about his work. He is amazing because he is not only an artist but also a poet, textile designer, novelist, translator and socialist activist. There are some of his works in the gallery and some interactive activities for children and adults. My initial idea is to make a “diy patterns”app. We seperate those patterns like kinds of leaves, flowers, birds, from the masterpeices of WM, audience can use these elements to create their own patterns, They can change the colour,size, and arrange the layout. Here is the poster I made according to his quotes:… More