From October to December I was able to work with three of my closest classmates on our group project Gravity. We haven’t been able to talk about it too much as we came across a great innovation in the way we can create 3D content. however we have successfully filed a patent and now can disclose our work to the world!
The project started with a strong belief: the tools that are commonly used for drawing, designing and making in 3D have a heavy influence on the output of the initial idea the creator set out to bring to life.
Designers, architects, sculptors and other creative use a variety of different techniques and tools to breath life into their ideas and transform a concept into a physical object. In the early stages of this process, many creatives rely on an pen and paper to create a series of two dimensional interpretations of their three dimensional ideas. When it came to developing these 2D representations into 3D, the digital tools we use today often have a noticeable weight on the design and end result.
Gravity is tool composed of a pen and pad specifically designed for sketching in an augmented environment accompanied by augmented reality glasses. Free from any screen, Gravity allows you to focus on developing your ideas in an intuitive way.
As you start to draw, objects take shape in front of you. Through the landing pad controls, you can adjust the plane in which you sketch, giving volume to your creation. Gravity reinvents how you and your collaborators visualize and contribute to each other’s ideas. Gravity is a simple and engaging tool that will shape a new wave of 3D creation.View
Floe was selected for QEPrize Showcase for Modern Engineering at the Tate Modern. The QEPrize celebrates and promotes engineering achievements from bridges to broadband and from fashion to fusion. As part of that mission the Engineering Party showcases the wonders of modern engineering.
“…Finally, we have included installations such as ‘Floe’ that appear more whimsical and poetic, and yet in capturing the beauty and complexity of the world they may have within them the potential to influence and improve life in future.”
I am looking at how to reinvent the race track? Wheel chair racers race on the same track as able body racers yet they race on wheels. Customization to the track could create a more dynamic race.
Specs for an installation we are working on.
I just started a collaboration with Lida Marinkova who focuses on mix media and material exploration. The brief was sent through to us by the world’s largest manufacturer of cork products, Corticeira Amorim. With a brief title ‘I am 7 billion’ things should get interesting.
This is the first time I have been given a bran new out of the box Arduino, I was really happy with the packaging and branding. I usually get someones discarded unit and work with it then give it back but getting one fresh out the box is quite nice!
I am working on a small project to help raise funds to bring programing and innovation workshops to schools in West Africa. The Arduino is such a great place to start for many young creatives interested in interaction design.