Social Mania: Can Social Media Benefit Your Mental Health?

The background Social media has a rocky history when it comes to mental health, and the general consensus would suggest that the former is predominantly detrimental to the latter. But is this changing? Society as a whole has become more aware of mental health issues in the recent past; the topic has moved from a taboo … Continue reading Social Mania: Can Social Media Benefit Your Mental Health?

NASA Now Want To Print Your Laughter In Space

Made in Space, a contractor for NASA, have created a 3D printer that can work in zero gravity; now they want to make art with it. They approached Eyal Gever, the renowned contemporary artist and successful tech entrepreneur to collaborate on the project. Eyal will use his iOS app #Laugh, created specifically for the project, … Continue reading NASA Now Want To Print Your Laughter In Space

Raw Data And The Artistry Of Interpretation

What is artistic about plotting a graph or drawing a chart? Is there anything creative about collecting, analysing and articulating data? Graphs and charts show relationships between qualitative and quantitative variables; they draw out patterns from raw data. They are representational in a way that traditional art often is not; rather than reproducing the visual world … Continue reading Raw Data And The Artistry Of Interpretation

Lincoln Innovation Lab

Check out the Storify for our second Innovation Lab in Lincoln on Saturday 11th June; featuring meditation, contemplation and big shiny beards. If you want more pictures, videos and content, or you just feel like a chat, find us on Instagram or Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/1215today/ @1215today [View the story “1215.today Innovation Lab 2” on Storify]

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