Because not many of us are interested in graphs or numbers, a Bristol-based engineer has found a new way to bring data to life – with robots. Since last year Matthew Venn’s ‘Polarbots’ have been drawing pictures on walls in response to energy use – the pictures change as the power goes up or down.
There are 34 places in the world called Bristol. They are ghost towns and villages, anonymous boroughs and historic cities. Some of them are slipping quietly out of existence. Some of them are so small we don't know anything about them. One of them is allegedly the site of the Garden of Eden. I am currently producing a project that brings together a range of Bristol-based arts organisations to try and respond to each and every one of those places. It will happen over the first weekend of July, involving performances, walks, installations and intimate encounters.
The moment you have a great idea. Hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Your pupils dilate and your cheeks tingle. For over four years Alison John (yello brick) and Julian Sykes (Hoffi) have been looking at how patterns, story and games, can be brought together to create unique experiences. With the goal of creating spaces that encourage trust, friendship and a new understanding of the urban environment that people take for granted.