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25 APRIL 2015

Supersymmetry: a immersive aesthetic experience by Ryoji Ikeda

"Supersymmetry attempts to transform the complexity of quantum information theory into an immersive aesthetic experience, meshing sound, visual data and high-speed light displays. The show pairs two inter-related installations. As you step into the cavernous, pitch-black space at the top of Brewer Street Car Park in Soho, you're confronted by [experiment]. Three 1m x 1m light boxes, glowing white, skitter and whoosh with tiny ball bearings, forming unique and unpredictable patterns. It's a disorientating experience, leaving you feeling adrift in such a frenetic space, with red lasers constantly scanning the surface movements.

As you step through the curtain into the next space, [experience], you're plunged into the middle of two 20m-long screens, blinking with forty monitors, all displaying how the previous room's data has been analysed and translated. The synchronized monitors pulse with high-speed analyses and typed text, while the electronic soundscape -- a symphony of bleeps, buzzes and droning hums -- adds to the charged atmosphere. The overall effect, as you glance at the mutating text and the rapid-fire bombardment of data, is both hypnotic and hallucinatory, and yet there's also something strangely oppressive about being caught in this endless loop of sound and information."

(Daniel Culpan, 23 April 2015, Wired)

"Supersymmetry" by Ryoji Ikeda, 2015. The exhibition runs at The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, London, W1F 0LA, until 31 May 2015.

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2015aesthetic experienceart and scienceart exhibitionartist in residence • artistic response • austere ambienceball bearings • beeps • bleeps • buzzes • CERN • charged atmosphere • complexity • dark space • disorientating experience • droning • electronic soundscape • emotionally empty art • endless loop • hallucinatory • Higgs boson • humming • hyper-sensory experience • hypnoticimmersive aesthetic experience • Japanese artist • Japanese visual artist • Large Hadron Collider • light installationlight pulseslightboxmodernist aesthetics • multistorey building • particle accelerator • particle research • physics • quantum information theory • Ryoji Ikeda • sound and imagestrobing • Supersymmetry (2015) • symmetry • The Vinyl Factory • unique patterns • unpredictable patterns • visual artistvisual representations of scientific conceptsvisual spectacular • whooshes • Wired (magazine)

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Simon Perkins
09 JANUARY 2013

National Archives of Australia: Archives Viewer

"Say hello to the Archives Viewer (naming things isn't really one of my strengths). Instead of rewriting my existing script I decided to create a completely new web application. Why? Mainly because it gave me a lot more flexibility. I could also make use of a variety of existing tools and frameworks like Django, Bootstrap, Isotope and FancyBox. Standing upon the code of giants, I had the whole thing up and running in a single weekend. The code is available on GitHub.

What does it do? Simply put, just feed the Archives Viewer the barcode of a digitised file in RecordSearch and it grabs the metadata and images and displays them in a variety of useful ways. It's really pretty simple, both in execution and design.

Yep, there's a wall. It's not quite as spacey and zoom–y as the CoolIris version, but perhaps that's a good thing. It's just a flat wall of page image thumbnails with a bit of lightbox–style magic thrown in. But when I say just, well... look for yourself. There's something a bit magical about seeing all the pages of a file at once, taking in their shapes and colours as well as their content. This digital wall provides a strangely powerful reminder of the physical object.

Of course you can also view the file page by page if you want. Printing is a snap – just type in any combination of pages or page ranges and hit the button. The images and metadata are assembled ready to print. No more wondering 'which file did this print out come from?'.

But perhaps the most important feature is that each page has it's own unique, persistent url. Basic stuff, but oh, so important. With a good url you can share and cite. Find something exciting? Tell the world about it! I've included your typical social media share buttons to help you along."

(Tim Sherratt, 29 August 2012)

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Archives Viewer • barcodeBootstrap (toolkit)collections • CoolIris • digital humanities • Django • FancyBox • GitHub • image viewer • Invisible Australians • Isotope • lightboxmetadataNational Archives of Australia • persistent url • RecordSearch • Tim Sherratt • web applicationwhite Australia policy

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Simon Perkins
28 JUNE 2012

MoodShare: a virtual moodboard

"MoodShare allows you to make and share multi–user collaborative mood boards. Find media and create boards faster than ever before, and then connect with the wider team to build consensus in real–time.

MoodShare was designed for everyone in the business of selling ideas – advertisers, designers, architects, directors, photographers and writers. It also makes a great briefing tool for commissioning creatives."

(Mooooodle Limited, 2011)

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2011advertisersarchitects • briefing tool • build consensus • collaboration • collaborative mood board • collection of ideascommissioning creativescommunication tooldesigners • directors • information sharinglightboxmedia sharingmedia sharing appsmoodboard • MoodShare • multi-userorganise and sharephotographers • selling concepts • selling ideas • sharing • sharing technology • sketchtoolvisualisationwriters

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Simon Perkins
29 MARCH 2010

Jotta (formerly Fifzine): an online and offline community for art, design and communication

"Fifzine has changed it's stripes... fifzine was never the easiest to spell or say after all! So, as of right now, welcome to www.jotta.com a true online community for arts, design and communication.

Jotta is a place for creative people and artists across every discipline.

We're not trying to define what creativity is but we have tried to create a space for the best of it.

Explore and Browse arts across every discipline through the magazine, using powerful search criteria and our fun Lightbox feature.

Create a Portfolio of your own work from which you can network, collaborate and access a whole host of tools and features.

Post or Respond to commercial briefs, employment openings and opportunities for collaboration in Marketplace.

Jump into the Community to access advice, forums, blogs and events."

(University of the Arts London)

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artart and designart and design education • art design and communication • creative networkcreativity • Fifzine • integrateJottalightbox • London Institute • onlineonline portfolioonline resourcepedagogyportfolioteachingUKUniversity of the Arts London (UAL)visual arts

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Simon Perkins
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