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We’re hosting an AlgoRave May 6, 2016!

We’re hosting an AlgoRave May 6, 2016!

We’re hosting an algorave at Ravensbourne on Friday 6th May 2016, 6-11PM.  There are details at our special http://algo.rave.ac.uk website! Please come, it’s free (Eventbrite sign-up required).

What is an “algorave?”

Experimental, algorithm-aided, genre-misled, live-coded sound and visuals from the future coming to life before your eyes; bleeps, crashes, warts and all. Algorave is punk music of the next generation.

If you haven’t seen it before, livecoding is a fun new way to make music using live computer coding.  Have a look at Sonic PI creator and maestro Sam Aaron’s recordings to get an idea!

algorave poster

The Clocks

The Clocks

We saw some nice clocks from the first years as part of their 103 Coding, Maths, and Circuits (CMC) unit on BA Design & Coding.  Some highlights: on the left is Adam Ray Braun’s contemplative “life expectancy clock,” then Amaal Mohammed’s lovely and layered Japanese pagoda clock, and Scott Reynolds’s mood ring clock.  All used multi-colour LEDs, Arduino microcrontrollers, and showcased some of their new 3D printing skills.

Three digital clocks

Guest Speakers from Jones and Bulley, Umbrellium

Guest Speakers from Jones and Bulley, Umbrellium

As part of our Level 1 lecture series (open to all students) called “Who Am I? Where Am I Going?” we’ve invited a number of industry professionals from all walks of product design, interaction design, and even art to speak about how they got into their industry, interesting projects they’ve worked on, and other topics that our students might find useful and inspiring to help them find a design subject specialty that they might want to do upon graduating from the course.

This week we welcomed visual and sound artist Daniel Jones of Jones and Bulley who spoke about his varied experiences in digital art, alongside some very enlightening diagrams highlighting the complex network of people who support his and James Bulley’s work.

Burble by Umbrellium

We also were delighted to have Dot Samsen and Ling Tan of interaction design firm Umbrellium discussing their work, which ranges from large-scale installations like the Burble to very playful installations like their piece at the Barbican’s Digital Revolution exhibition this past summer.