Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  BICT Group session
04.2011

Bristol Institute of Creative Technologies:

Two Day Sandpit

Sandpit event
venue: CFPR Studios and LAbs, Bower Ashton Campus, UWE Bristol
dates: 5-6 april - 2011
Watch the teams on Youtube: Pitch 1 Pitch 2 Pitch 3
Pitch 4 Pitch 5 Pitch 6


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Staff at the Centre for Fine Print Research hosted a two-day sandpit as part of the development of the Bristol Institute of Creative Technologies. 12 invited participants from the University of Bristol, Pervasive Media Studio and University of the West of England undertook an intensive collaborative 'live project' to create a ground-breaking tangible/physical object in the area of 'The future of the music industry".

The Sandpit was led by Professor Stephen Hoskins, director of CFPR, (UWE), Kurt Gauss, Principal Lecturer, Engineering Design and Mathematics, (UWE) and Dr. Kirsten Cater, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, (University of Bristol)

Participants were taken through an ideas generation process and then supported to prototype their objects using the technical/research labs at Bower Ashton, which include: laser cutting, rapid prototyping, casting, mould making, electronics and many other fabrication techniques.

The Sandpit participants were given a brief from Seth Jackson, Creative Marketing Director, PIAS Entertainment Group on a radical, and consumer led, rethink to re-establish the retail relationship between recorded music and its public.
 
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They split into four groups – a rapid prototype group working on augmented reality running rapid prototyped printed objects overnight. A second group working on music in-situ - recording the contextual environment of the person listening to the music to create historical value. A third group were working on live 'hack-ins' into bands that are working on their music, and the fourth group were working on developing the music with the artists.   At the end of the two days the groups pitched their prototype ideas to Seth via a live Skype link.

 

The main aim of the two days was to develop ideas from concept to prototype, with emphasis on collaboration between disciplines and an understanding of making and manufacture.

 

Read a review of the event at www.thoughtden.co.uk.

Links

Pervasive Media Website
www.pmstudio.co.uk
Blog review of the event
www.thoughtden.co.uk/blog
PIAS Website
www.pias.com/uk
Bristol University Website
www.bris.ac.uk/
Courses at the CFPR
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