Thursday 28 May 2009


Above is an example of Hanks translation of a simple outline of a coat hanger. Hanks physical impairmaent mixed with is limited movement functions create interesting forms.

Tuesday 26 May 2009


Above are images of one of my robotic assistants Hank. Hank is one of my first designs he is a simple robot running of a basic line follower program. Hanks task is to try and mimic to the best of his ability the transition Baroque images i created using Flash. Hank uses a Infrared sensor located at the front to follow a simple black line. Attached to Hank is a pen that will track his movements. I hope to see how Hank translates his basic interpretation of these patterns into his line drawing of the form, hanks physical handicap will also limit how he can mimic these patterns. Hank will be doing the best with what he has been given.

Results of the drawings will be posted soon.

Friday 22 May 2009


For potential ideas for my 4th year self directed project im looking at machine and robotics and how machines and robots interpret man made decorative design and how they may try to replicate it. It's sort of a continuation of my 3rd year self directed project. At the moment im learning how to programe LEGO NXT which is a basic but at the same time a complex robot making kit that gives ordinary LEGO a brain the ability to see, hear and touch.

I will post back the results soon.

Wednesday 6 May 2009

Israel is drying up

This is an advert from the Israeli government aimed at highlighting the issue of the growing water shortages in the country. I posted it however because of the excellent use of celebrities and the use of CGI i feel that it is extremely powerful and slightly disturbing.


Friday 1 May 2009

Self Directed (Rethinking Baroque)

Above is a sample of the pattern i am currently having printed onto fabric. The idea was to see if the computer translations of Baroque florals can still pass for decoration. I hope to have the final fabric print ASAP!