Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Alex Flowers

Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader Digital Programmes)
The V&A's first Games Designer in Residence, Sophia George, has now been with us for almost 6 months and the residency has given us the opportunity to explore game design with a wide variety of visitors. Although it may seem odd for a museum to bring computer games into its work, through opening up the process of designing and making games we have been able to reveal the skill and...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader - Digital Programmes)
Art, design and science have always gone hand in hand. A look through any of the galleries here at the V&A would show you how artists and designers have been botanists, alchemists and astronomers, seeking to understand hidden processes which create the world as we experience it and then turn it into something new.For this year’s Digital Design Weekend as part of the London Design...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader)
Last weekend, the V&A was proud to be part of the team who organised London's very first Mini Maker Faire at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle. The Maker Faire brings together Makers from all different backgrounds and showcases great examples of creativity and ingenuity, from 3D printers and programmers, to musicians and textile artists. The event has it's origins...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader Digital Programmes)
As part of the film the V&A and UAL are making with Ravens Wood, Bowie’s old school in Bromley, UAL invited composer and musician Robert Worby, a visiting lecturer at London College of Communication, to meet and work with the Ravenswood school music students making the music for the film: It’s been many years since I’ve thought about David Bowie - these days I’m...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader Digital Programmes)
‘David Bowie is one in a million. He is a huge inspiration to me and a vast majority of the world. He has opened my mind to many new ideas and has shown us that anything is possible.’Dom Grimshaw © Victoria and Albert Museum, London I ended my last post by looking forward to the visit by the students of Ravens Wood School to the Museum. Since then, the exhibition ‘David...
Author: Alex Flowers (Digital Programmes Manager)
By Alex Flowers, Digital Programmes Manager.Smart clothing, e-textiles and soft circuits are all upcoming trends in the way we look at fashion design, the functions of clothes and of fabrics. Apart from keeping warm and looking pretty that is. Smart textiles incorporate electronic components into their construction in some way add other functionality to it. These may be seamlessly integrated and...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader Digital Programmes)
This year's Inspired By... competition is up and running, with a great display on show in the Sackler Centre showing artists' and designers work which has been inspired by the V&A's collections. To tie in with the exhibition, this weekend we put on a range of talks, workshops and open studios offering visitors a chance to get creative. The V&A's collection of photography...
Author: Alex Flowers (Digital Programmes Manager)
This year marked the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Turing was one of the greatest scientists that Britain has ever produced and someone whose influence on the modern world, once concealed through the Official Secrets Act, has come to light. His work in cryptology, mathematics and computer science has led to him being considered the father of computer science, and, through his '...