13 July 2016, 14:00 - 15:30
Compass House 104
Join us for an afternoon of research presentations from two of our PhD students:
An Evaluation of the Internet of Things in Establishing Hybrid Analog-Digital Audio Systems for Music Production and Composition
The aim of this research is to investigate the Internet of Things in the context of music technologies and audio processing systems. The music production industry still relies on large, immobile, rare and expensive analogue hardware devices that cannot be replaced by digital software emulations.
IoT technologies will allow these physical systems to be controlled in a hybrid manner, bringing the ‘best of both worlds’ in terms of analogue and digital benefits. Benefits could be in empowering new creative methods, allowing remote access to rare equipment, improved collaborative working, capturing quantified user data for manufacturers, and new business models for equipment hire and specialist audio processing.
The research also serves as valuable insight into evaluating contemporary technologies (IoT) through creative and cultural applications (music); so this research also evaluates more broadly the benefits of multidisciplinary design and collaboration in arts and technology areas.
Off the Wall: The impact of Kenneth Tyler
This presentation will focus on the importance Kenneth Tyler had in evolving Printmaking into an expanded medium.
Kenneth Tyler is a master printmaker who has worked with many well-known and influential artists from the 1960s onwards. Although he is now retired, his workshops continue to collaborate with artists, developing the methodologies established through Tyler’s career. He encouraged experimentation, which often required the invention of new printmaking procedures, technologies and means of display.
The importance of Printmaking within the development of contemporary art has been somewhat underplayed with its maturity into an expanded medium coming comparatively late. Cinema, for example expanded into an influential art medium in the middle of the last Century. With the proliferation of digital communication the inherent relationships between fabrication, technology and presentation re-contextualise similar issues to those that challenged Tyler’s collaborators throughout his career.
While a collection of works produced at Tyler’s studios is held at the Tate, by far the largest compilation lies with The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. During a recent visit to this archive artists and works have been highlighted that not only contributed to Printmaking’s evolution at the time of their production, but whose influence has resonated relevance into the present.