Very quick turn around on this one. A 48 hour collaboration with Fashion Designer Keko Hainwheeler and Gerard Rallo . Lead singer of TEED Orlando Higginbottom, wanted to push the headdress for their latest performance on stage at Bestival last weekend. Together Keko and I created a headdress that lit up and changed color with whilst pulsing to the music.
Every summer the Bartlett opens up its doors to A-level students for a two week crash course in Architecture or the build Environment. I joined a unit run by Tomas Klassnik on their whistle stop tour of London’s design museums and architecurtal marvels he group paused at Robin Hood Gardens in Polar, the 1970’s council housing complex is due […]
The other side, half a cinema
Research is the most essential part of all my work as I am often telling stories about technologies and diseases which are under represented and miss understood in the public domain.
Diabetes Public EngagementSelf-initiated worksArtist– James Gilpin Large amounts of sugar are excreted on a daily basis by type-two diabetic patients especially amongst the upper end of our aging population. As a result of this diabetic patients toilets often have unusual scale build up in the basin due and rapid mould growths as the sugar put into the system […]
Alison Thomson and I were invited by the Anthropology department at Goldsmiths University to present at a recent two day conference focussing on engaging tactics. We presented together under the working title “Nil by mouth”.
I said a fond farewell to YCN last week. We have produced some great work together over the last few months but now it is time for me to concentrate on my own practice again.
Walls is a hyperlocal social tool to help people re-engage with their surroundings. This project was started by Gerard Rallo while researching the future of culture and social engagement with Wieden + Kennedy. I joined the team as Co-founder working with Gerard to iterate the service and communicate its worth to potential users and investors. www.walls.im We […]
Behind the walls of Bishops Palace is a last stand for un-networked biology. Now that the government is using wireless networks to control the growth and production of pharmaceuticals in our hedge rows and window boxes there is little left growing that wont meet its end in a processing plant, and finally find its way onto our shelves.
In Marcel Proust’s “Search of Lost Time” we are all lead through his insight into the process of memory via his recollection of the Madeline cake soaked in tea. This became the starting point for my investigation into digital versus actual memory. The ubiquitous nature of the digital camera and the ease of publishing and sharing […]
Art direction and production of CNC’d life-size trophy, project title “Glitch” Agency – INT Works Artist – Matthew Plummer-Fernandez
Design of product furniture and management of a 2 day media event. Agency – INT works Artist – Carl Burges screen based work, James Gilpin furniture design and build.
Art direction and production on a commission by GAP for the Milan Salone del Mobile 2012. In response to Gap’s ‘Be Bright’ campaign. Agency – YCN Artists/Makers – OKAY Studio, Oscar Narud and Andrew Haythornthwaite Designed and Built by Andrew Haythornthwaite and Oscar Narud
Art direction and production of the GAP Summer 2012 collection media day experience. Agency – YCN Artist / Architect – Tomas Klassnik of The Klassnik Corporation. Photography – Spencer Wilton
Design of 1-day innovation workshop with Merlin senior management teams and Art direction of a publication designed to disseminate the labs findings back to the 17,000 staff of Merlin entertainment. Agency – YCN Graphic Design – Alex Hunting Photography – Spencer Wilton
Design, production and management of a one day conference held at Shoreditch Studios hosted by It’s Nice That. Future:Content dealt with ways we engage with, present, and define content, and the day centred around the views and opinions of 11 industry specialists working across a number of platforms. Agency – It’s Nice That Graphic Design – Alex moshakis Speakers […]
Films I have written and directed or assisted in the production of. Being Better Writer & Director DOP -Laurentia Genske Sound – Ludwig Zeller Measured Living Writer & Director DOP -Laurentia Genske Sound – Ludwig Zeller Walls promo film Shoot produce and edit Networked Organics Writer & Director DOP – James Gilpin Jaywick Escapes (A somewhere film) […]
A reactive glass sculpture augmented with electronics and speakers that draws in an audience to engage with music in a gallery context. Helge Fischer and I were Invited to take part in the If You Could Collaborate exhibition which featured the artwork produced by 33 pairings at the A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School in London. Exhibited Art WorksProject partner – Helge […]
Art direction and production of the UAL exhibition stand for the UCAS “Design your future” events 2011. Including integrated socialmedia campaign. Agency – YCN Architect – Tomas Klassnik of The Klassnik Corporation Creative Tech – Gerard Rallo, Developed a Interactive Green Screen Facebook plugin helping UAL recruitment teams reach more perspective students.
Production and management of several awards events for YCN’s annual celebration of new design talent. Agency – YCN
Roundtable Discussion Yesterday evening, YCN hosted a roundtable discussion and workshop involving students who were born, or have previously lived, in China. The event was designed to help YCN form new relationships with Chinese students who are currently based in the UK, as well as learn more about the country’s society and culture. Thomas J […]
Created some land art for the Secrete Garden Party with the Guys at Roding Projects
Diabetics will excrete large amounts of high quality sugar when there blood glucose is running high. From this > to this to this.
Whilst i have no intrest in exploring the varios data silos and there relationship to the quantified-self. I do wish to use data in order to help people understand the physical and phycological changes that happen to my body during the day.
Three physical models accompanied by one short film? The two key areas that I would like to talk about. 1.) The convergence, Digital technologies being developed along side biological medicines. In particular there use to enhance the bodies abilities; endurance, speed, strength and intelligence. 2.) Engagement and awareness, using design I would like to create a space for the public discussion of diabetes and the policy which […]
Demos – Better Humans
Man may be able to program his own cells long before he will be
able to assess adequately the long-term consequences of such
alterations, long before he will be able formulate goals, and long
before he can resolve the ethical and moral problems which will
Marshal Nirenberg, Nobel Laureate, 1967
Convergence and the singularity, Can I break down the project into biomedicine and advanced information technology including cognitive neuroscience? In doing so I want to highlight the convergence of these technologies rather than talk about one of the emerging technologies in the singular.
The concept of ‘converging technologies’ stems from a 2002 report sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and edited by Mihail Roco and William Bainbridge: In the early decades of the twenty-first century, concentrated efforts can unify science based on the unity of nature, thereby advancing the combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and new technologies based in cognitive science. […]
“Every waking moment you’re aware that you’re diabetic,” he says. “But you develop a new sense – what you’re going to eat, how much insulin you’ve got to take with that food that you’re taking, what sort of a stressful day you’re going to be living because that affects the blood sugar levels as well…so […]
Charles Palmer, a diabetic, invented this device in 1955 to make self-administered insulin injections easier
Illustrations Commissioned to help me talk about Diabetes to an audience with limited or no knowledge of the disease. David Sparshott spent a couple of hours illustrating some of the equipment for me.
Julian Schwinger a Noble Prize winner (1965) established a research foundation towards the end of his life to take in member of the research community rejected by main stream academia. he provided a money and a safe haven for those with theories that went against the main stream.
Kris Freeman “Any performance enhancement you could get from this is more than negated by the diabetes itself,” Freeman said. “I have all the respect for the anti-doping agencies, and they’ve given me the exemption, but I don’t see why insulin is even on the banned list.” When Freeman races in World Cup events, his […]
Diabetes takes an enormous toll both on the individual and society. However, accurate monitoring of blood glucose levels when combined with insulin therapy dramatically improves upon lifestyle and lifespan. Unfortunately, the current gold standard method for blood glucose measurement requires an invasive test. The purpose of this project is to develop an implantable, externally readable glucose sensor. VERICHIP
The users are not fad dieters or methamphetamine addicts, but people with diabetes. And the subject of their rhapsodies is not a gray-market diet pill sold on late-night television but Byetta, a federally approved diabetes medicine, available only by prescription, whose popularity and sales have soared since its introduction last June. The drug seems so effective for weight […]
“Rare genetic mutations that confer protection against developing type 1 diabetes have been found. Furthermore, the nature of the mutations suggests that the disease may be caused by a common virus” Welcome Trust
Insulin analogues are the most recent biotechnology products used in the treatment of diabetes and are designed to have absorption profiles that more nearly mimic the action of normal insulin production by the body than synthetic ‘human’ insulin. However, analogues differ in their biological effects with unknown consequences, such as their effects on:
• Mitogenicity [promotion of division and proliferation of any cell, including tumour cells]
• Apoptosis [see glossary].
• Glucose and lipid metabolism.
• Thrombocyte function.
• Protein degradation.
If a patient believes that human insulin is responsible for loss of
warning [of hypoglycaemia] it is reasonable to revert to animal insulin.
The system didn’t just encourage consumerism it is all consuming. How can people that already play the system very well be convinced to challange the status-quo?
Just started reading a publication by Demos a think tank aimed at creating a society of powerful enablers for our technosocial future.
Guidelines for policy concerning the development and legal protection of biological enhanced organisms are largely based upon the research carried out by organisations that stand to benefit from the spread and commercialisation of the technology. Is there another alternative?
Nearly all great scientists start out as heretics nailing their theories to the door of conventional scientific wisdom. Galileo, Darwin and Einstein were all at some point in a minority of one; Alfred Wegener was dead before continental drift was taken seriously.
Whales, The Radar Of The Ocean With Suicidal Tendencies ? Embryo Selection Is This Good, Emf Is This Progressive ?
The world always needs heretics to challenge the prevailing orthodoxies. We are lucky that we can be heretics today without any danger of being burned at the stake. But unfortunately i am an old heretic. Old heretics do not cut much ice. When you hear an old heretic talking, you can always say, “too bad he […]
ACCORDING TO A RECENT HOUSE OF LORDS REPORT: “SOCIETY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH SCIENCE IS IN A CRITICAL PHASE… THERE IS A WIDESPREAD BELIEF THAT THE UK’S POST-WAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH SCIENCE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY AN EMERGING ANTI-SCIENCE MOOD WHICH BOTH FEARS THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE AND IS LOSING FAITH IN THE ABILITY OF SCIENCE […]
WHEN ART PUBLICITY PRESENTS LIFE SCIENCE DISCOURSES. WHAT ETHICAL AND AESTHETIC CHALLENGES EMERGE? ARTISTS CREATIONS ARE NEVER NEUTRAL.