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September 20, 2006

Digital technologies in Lancaster


Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders

Fast-uk and folly have partnered to present the exhibition Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders which explores the possibilities afforded to artists, architects, designers, and others for the creation of new types of objects, buildings, and products stemming from the increasing use of and integration between digital technologies for design and fabrication. The converging and blurring of traditional disciplinary boundaries is made possible by these technologies, from rapid prototyping to the use of generative and algorithmic software for design.

Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders is an exhibition of contemporary arts and design practice. It is especially concerned with object and spatially oriented disciplines, the use of digital technologies and the convergence of sculpture, product design and architecture.

This exhibition will bring emerging and existing contemporary practitioners and technologies into the public arena and help to make cutting-edge developments in art and technology more accessible. 'Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders' will be held from 29 September - 21 October 2006 at venues across Lancaster city centre in the North West of England. The main exhibition space will be the new CityLab development in Dalton Square .

Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders features:

Gavin Baily & Tom Corby
Human Beans
Simon Blackmore
Brit Bunkley
Future Factories
Simon Husslein
Tavs Jrgensen
Aoife Ludlow
Geoffrey Mann
Justin Marshall
.MGX by Materialise
NIO Architecten
Adam Somlai-Fischer, Bengt Sjln & Usman Haque
Masaru Tabei & Yasuno Miyauchi
Ben Woodeson

Venue: Citylab, 4-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 4PP, 01524 582114
Date: 29 September 21 October, 12 - 5 pm, Mon Sat.

Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders Symposium
An opportunity to hear a selection of practitioners participating in the Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders exhibition talk about their work and discuss how digital technologies have enabled a convergence of disciplines, creative practice and production techniques.

This symposium is free, but booking is essential. To book, telephone 01524 388550 or email enquiries@folly.co.uk
Venue: St. Martin's College, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD
Date: Thursday 28 September, 1 5pm followed by Private View: 6-8pm

Keynote: Dr. Paul Rodgers

Grow Your Own Media Lab in 3D - Julian Oliver
A free one day workshop on the use of Blender, an open source 3D graphics software package used for modelling, animation, post-production, interactive content creation and playback. Blender is available for all major operating systems and can be downloaded for free.

Julian Oliver is a New Zealand-born artist, free software developer, teacher, composer and media-theorist. He has presented papers and artworks at numerous international electronic art events and conferences, and has led workshops and master classes in game-design, virtual architecture, interface design, augmented reality and open source development practices worldwide.

This workshop is free, but booking is essential.
To book, telephone 01524 388550 or email enquiries@folly.co.uk
Venue: St. Martin's College, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD, 01524 384384
Date: Tuesday 17 October 9:30am 4:30pm
www.blender.org www.selectparks.net

Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders is funded by Arts Council England, Lancaster City Council and Miriad.

Posted by luis at September 20, 2006 09:40 AM