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07 JANUARY 2012

Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music

"The story of Electronic Music, from the sound experiments of the 1950s through the digital revolution to today, is one of invention and innovation. Developed with a team of electronic musicians, our exhibition charts this history with examples of music making technology spanning more than 50 years. ...

The story begins with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Electronic Music Studios (EMS), two organisations that broke musical boundaries in the postwar years. Objects from this era include the EMS VCS3, the first portable synthesiser.

Also on display is the Oramics Machine, a revolutionary music synthesiser that was created in the 1960s by Daphne Oram, founder of the Radiophonic Workshop. Daphne created this visionary machine that could transform drawings into sound, and it was recently acquired by the Science Museum in co–operation with Goldsmiths, University of London."

(The Science Museum, 2011)

Fig.1 "Oramics to Electronica", Directed, Produced, Filmed and Edited by Jen Fearnley & Nick Street, Commissioned by The Science Museum, London.

Fig.2 "Daphne Oram", Mick Grierson, Director of Creative Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of the Daphne Oram collection.

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1950s1960s • Acid House • BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBritish • creative computing • creativityDaphne Oramdevicedigital pioneersdigital revolution • drawings into sound • electronic music • Electronic Music Studios • electronic musician • EMS • EMS VCS3 • engineerexhibition • Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument • futuristicGoldsmiths College (University of London)historyinnovationinventionmachine • Mick Grierson • musicmusic making technology • music synthesiser • musician • Oramics Machine • Oramics to Electronica • pioneering • portable synthesiser • postwar • Public History Project • Radiophonic Workshop • revolutionary • science and technologyScience Museum of Londonsound experiments • Speak and Spell • synthesiser • synthesizer • TB303 • TB303 bass synthesizer • technologytoyUKwomen in music

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Simon Perkins
08 APRIL 2011

Who Am I? permanent exhibition at the London Science Museum

"The Science Museum in London has just undertaken a refresh of its Who am I? gallery, which is dedicated to the genetics, identity and brain science.

The revamped exhibit updates both the science and the design of the 10–year–old gallery, bringing it bang up to date with the very latest advances in genetic research. 'There's been so many advances, we needed to gave another look at the content', Jenny Wong, a content developer at the museum and one of the creators of the gallery, told me.'"

(Nate Lanxon, 25 June 2010)

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20002010 • access-for-all • AllofUs • Anthony Gormley • autism • bang up to date • Blob Dylan • brain science • Casson Mann • Disability Discrimination Act • DNA • Dryden Goodwin • epilepsy • genetic researchgenetics • Graphic Thought Facility • hippocampus • histological sections • human brain • identityindividual identityinteractive exhibitinteractive table • interchangeable components • interconnected installation • Jenny Wong • Jochem Faudet • memory • memory gallery • neurology • permanent exhibition • personal identity • revamp • Revital CohenScience Museum of London • self-discovery • silicon character • South KensingtonWellcome Trust • Who Am I

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Simon Perkins
23 APRIL 2010

Computational Studio Arts: the new crafts

"Goldsmiths' Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Computational Studio Arts can be described as 'smart crafting'. Four students talk about their work in this exciting new field of study.

[Janis Jeffries, Professor of Visual Arts in the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths explains] 'this is the first year of graduating students in the MFA in Computational Studio Arts. It's the first programme within the University of London which is very much about hands–on programming skills as what you might call 'the new crafts'. ...

'Because of the dynamic relationship between art, science and technology, probably some of the most interesting shows are now at the Science Museum and the Wellcome Foundation. They're really pressurising the conventions of the art world because people are much more engaged.'"

(Laura Taflinger, Creative Choices, UK)

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Simon Perkins
20 NOVEMBER 2009

1001 Inventions

"1001 Inventions is a British based, award-winning science and cultural heritage organisation engaging over 200 million people around the world.

1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim Civilisation from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our modern world."

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1001 Inventions (exhibition) • 2006 • Ahmed Salim • ancient civilizations • ancient culturesArabic scienceautomation • Ben Kingsley • Birmingham Thinktank • California Science Center • cultural heritagedark ages • Doha Museum of Islamic Art • Glasgow Science Centre • golden agehistory of ideas • Islamic civilisation • Islamic cultureIslamic Golden Age • Malaysia National Science Centre • Manchester Museum of Science and Industry • mechanical innovationmedieval inventionMiddle East • Museum of Croydon • Muslim civilization • Muslim history • National Museum Cardiff • New York Hall of Science • Omar Sharif • orientalism • Pusat Sains Negara • science and technologyscience historyScience Museum of London • travelling exhibition

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Simon Perkins
10 MARCH 2009

Brought to Life: Exploring the History of Medicine

"The Science Museum of London is launching an ambitious and amazing sounding website this March [2009] entitled Brought to Life: Exploring the History of Medicine. The website will present images of, and details about, 2,500 fantastic objects illustrating centuries of medical history from around the world. Many of these objects have never been on public view; others are on display in the (wonderful) health and medicine galleries of the museum. The project is supported by the Wellcome Trust, and the website will feature access to items from the Wellcome Trust collection held by the Science Museum."
(Joanna Ebenstein, Morbid Anatomy)

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Simon Perkins
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