5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

1215.today’s Innovation Labs enable artists and audiences to experiment together on making truly collaborative digital art. The Innovation Labs open up the artistic process by inviting artists, gamers, vloggers, makers and creative technologists to explore a Magna Carta-inspired provocation set by an artist. So what did we learn from our first Innovation Lab? Let’s take a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make People-Powered Art

Shey Hargreaves: Death talk

Death is ubiquitous in the media this week. What with Saturday’s bombings in Istanbul, and the Brussels bombings on Wednesday, the papers are full of it. The deaths of these people in Turkey and Belgium have sent shockwaves through the West and beyond. I had a heated discussion over email with a friend, debating whether … Continue reading Shey Hargreaves: Death talk

Shey Hargreaves: ‘First / Preheat the oven to surplus’

Shey Hargreaves sums up after her first week as poet-in-residence and presents a new poem made from two found texts: George Osborne’s Budget 2016 speech and a recipe for fudge almond cake… The coming of the digital age has heralded huge changes in the way our freedom to express ourselves is managed by our government and … Continue reading Shey Hargreaves: ‘First / Preheat the oven to surplus’

Prototype 4: Sonic Portal

Sonic Portal brings together artists and audiences. Focusing on sound as a medium of communication, it allows both to reflect on the state of current and future workspaces. Nowadays people live in their own spaces, wearing headphones and moving about in their own isolated worlds. Sound, by its very nature, is territorial. We can control sound – and, by … Continue reading Prototype 4: Sonic Portal

Prototype 3: Territories

TERRITORIES: making visible the kinds of invisible and virtual spaces you occupy online, allowing you to opt out from them if you so desire… Central idea I created a web plugin for the Google Chrome browser that people could download and run alongside their daily web-browsing activities. The plugin keeps track of the kind of websites that the … Continue reading Prototype 3: Territories

Prototype 2: RateMyPlace

Thomas Forth presents RateMyPlace, the second of the prototypes to emerge from discussions held during our first Innovation Lab in Leeds My background I have a great interest in how we use space. I built and maintain a tool used by thousands of people called the parkulator. It shows how much space in Northern cities is used … Continue reading Prototype 2: RateMyPlace

Prototype 1: P H O N

Following on from our first Innovation Lab, this is one of a set of four posts presenting the prototype concepts developed by our creative technologists in response to the day’s discussions and themes. Introducing: WetGenes and P H O N.   phon /fɒn/ noun 1. a unit of the perceived loudness of sounds.   When we … Continue reading Prototype 1: P H O N

How much space do you need for your future?

Kathrin Böhm, artist and co-founder of the art and architecture collective Public Works and the international artist group Myvillages, has been commissioned to create a new digital artwork for 1215.today The work will be realised through a six-month Innovation Lab model involving the artist, four expert creative technologists and a group of creators, makers, gamers … Continue reading How much space do you need for your future?

1215.today commissions the Innovation Lab

We are launching an exciting series of Innovation Labs in 2016 – a new way for artists to make work with young creatives In the coming months, 1215.today will be working closely with Digital Identity specialist, Abhay Adhikari, to develop a prototype Digital Art Innovation Lab. This promises to be a new way for artists and creatives … Continue reading 1215.today commissions the Innovation Lab

Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)

A report on Blake Fall-Conroy’s artwork that performs at the same rate as the world’s lowest pay standards US artist Blake Fall-Conroy’s Minimum Wage Machine is a sculptural installation constructed out of wood, Plexiglas and custom-made electronics. Participants turn a hand-crank that releases pennies at a rate that corresponds with national minimum wages. The machine can be … Continue reading Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)