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Paper Playscapes

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The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire  is fast approaching and we are very excited to be presenting Paper Playscapes, the winning project from our open call commission. Paper Playscapes is an open-ended installation representing a landscape in movement, one made and played collaboratively by the designers and the visitors. Its vocabulary is based on […]

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The smartphone I didn’t need, electronic waste, and art

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After the Circuits Died: Exploring electronic waste Learning Centre, Art Studio Sunday 26 October 2014 Open session: 10am – 4pm Presentation and discussion: 4pm – 5pm I never wanted to get a smartphone and was happy with my green-screened Nokia (it made calls, sent texts, and had the original Snake game on it). Until I […]

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Welcome (back) to Twin Peaks

Samuel Bourne, 1886 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Surely not! After all this time, countless cups of damn good joe and plates of cherry pie, it’s happening again… David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s cult series set in the sleepy town of Twin Peaks, a place where “…a yellow light means slow down, not go faster”, is set for a return in 2016, a […]

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Money No Object at the Digital Design Weekend

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Early on the morning of 19th September, while it was still dark, I awoke to booms of thunder shaking the windows, and torrential rain clattering on the roof. This did not bode well for the weekend ahead, when my design interactions project, Money No Object, was due to be showcased outdoors, in the garden of […]

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Digital Design Weekend events you shouldn’t miss this year!

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London Design Festival is coming back to the V&A soon and with it our annual Digital Design Weekend! The museum will be filled with activities for the curious, designers, students, hackers, makers and families and it is also a chance to see LDF’s installations before the end of the festival. Now in it’s fourth year, […]

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V&A DesignLab Project, Wearable Technology with Seymourpowell

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‘Wearable technology is currently one of the most discussed technological advancements, however it isn’t a completely new concept, we’ve been enhancing our bodies with technology for hundreds of years. But now with the increased availability of sensors, connectivity and the miniaturisation of technology, an entirely new world of possibilities is emerging – further merging man […]

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Concept to Catwalk

  Fashion and technology have always had a mutually beneficial relationship, from the Spinning Jenny of the Georgian era and the textile mills of the Victorian era to the 3D printing and dye colouring techniques of today. Supported by the Mayor of London, Concept to Catwalk is a challenge open to London students at Key […]

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Money No Object: An artist’s research exploring the future of currency and value

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What will money look like in future? Will we continue to use designed, material objects such as coins, banknotes, credit cards and even mobile phones, in order to trade? If not, what might replace these physical tokens at the point of exchange, or become an alternative to these tangible representations of value? What about the […]

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V&A/Elephant & Castle Maker Faire Open Call: the shortlist and a winner!

  The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire is coming back to London this autumn, and the Digital Programmes team at the V&A recently launched an open call for the commission of an interactive installation to be exhibited at the Maker Faire. After receiving a great number of amazing proposals – I wish we could […]

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Melancholy Machines

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© Victoria & Albert Museum, London Last Friday we welcomed Maike Zimmermann and former sound artist in Residence Jason Singh to the V&A for a public workshop around their ongoing project, Melancholy Machines. The project investigates the relationships between improvised sound and video projection, cut-up aesthetics and the collaboration of their talents in VJing, beatboxing and […]

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