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ASMbly Lab is a pop-up Studio | Laboratory | Workshop | Festival

Wednesday 26th July to Sunday 6th August 2017

(A)rt, (S)cience, (M)ake labs is our annual big event. A 12 day long pop-up art science lab with the aim of generating new artworks and prototypes in a fast, hotbed environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and makers. We also have workshops, drop-in activities, an exhibition, talks and a closing event with performers working with art, science and making.

ASMbly Projects 2017

Remaking the Stethoscope
Remaking the Stethoscope
The project aims to recreate some of the earliest models of the stethoscope and do…
EEG Vortex
EEG Vortex
Artist Dave Lynch & Neuroscientist Dr. Christophe de Bezenac will create a spinning vortex which…
AXIOMATIC – Two States of a Kaleidoscope
AXIOMATIC – Two States of a Kaleidoscope
Much of my work relies on synergies and dialogues within the sonic landscape, that of…
untitled – early stages exploration
untitled – early stages exploration
I’m investigating how to use microscope cameras to work with extreme close ups of the…
Building a mermaid puppet
Building a mermaid puppet
Aoife is a biomechanical mermaid puppet which I am developing to explore how a mermaid…
Fluorescent mobile
Fluorescent mobile
An idea for a kinetic sculpture (mobile) that will ultimately be built with fluorescent lighting
Mapping The Lab
Mapping The Lab
Using local plant life to make anthotypes and discarded objects to create photograms, new maps…
Victorian Amputation Kits, Biomimetic Blueprinting.
Victorian Amputation Kits, Biomimetic Blueprinting.
I will be making biomimetic sculptures that model light absorption in relation to foliage distribution…
Sculpting with Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology
Sculpting with Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology
Sculpting with Light: Medieval and Modern Cosmology confronts human attempts to grasp and master the structure and…
Memory of Form
Memory of Form
I will share contemporary origami techniques which free origami from traditional patterns and facilitate new…
States of Mind
States of Mind
States of Mind Investigates theories on how hormones influence emotions.
ArchiBio
ArchiBio
An investigation into if and how biological structures on the microscale can be applied to…
Azlee Babar
Azlee Babar
Azlee Babar is a sound artist from Manchester. Recent work involves: pseudo-autonomous generative audio systems;…
Fluid Sculptures
Fluid Sculptures
I aim to develop my Fluid Sculptures project, using the concept of fluid dynamics -…
Under_Score: R&D in dynamic collaboration
Under_Score: R&D in dynamic collaboration
Our interests lay in the dynamics of improvisation as observed and experienced in rapid prototyping…
FFOSIL (Fractal Forms Of Scalable ILuminosity)
FFOSIL (Fractal Forms Of Scalable ILuminosity)
An internally illuminated light structure perhaps based on the framework of stellated dodecahedron in stellated…
Charnley
Charnley
I come with a jumble of ideas and half-questions... and am happy to respond to…
In Transition (Quantum Mechanics and Gravity kinetic sculpture)
In Transition (Quantum Mechanics and Gravity kinetic sculpture)
An oscillating floating installation with projections, that represents the energy of atoms and gravitational waves,…
Virtual Plant Cell
Virtual Plant Cell
BIO: An award winning, BAFTA nominated creative technologist. Founder of Reflex Arc, creating interesting, inspirational…
Ultiverse R&D
Ultiverse R&D
My work for ASMbly will be part of on going research to develop the centrepiece…
Aperiodic Tiling
Aperiodic Tiling
I will be continuing my research during the whole lab, and running a workshop on…
Ice Form Project
Ice Form Project
Current project involves the process of freezing. To enable the filling of balloons used in…

Play is the highest form of research. 

Neville V. Scarfe.

Exhibition

An Exhibition space featuring twenty works including a Laser Zoopraxiscope (world’s first plane mounted movie projector), a perpetual motion machine and Mark Eaglen’s incredible ‘External view of the observable universe’.

Opening Times : Thurs | Fri | Sat (10PM – 6PM)

“Everyone takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.” 

Arthur Schopenhauer

ASMbly Talks & Events

Superposition Evening Event

Humans, Puppets and Robots: What’s the difference?

Wed 2nd August | Doors 6 PM | Free Entry | Bar

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking talks and discussion, as we look at the similarities between humans, puppets and robots, in the company of Professor Samit Chakrabarty, a neurobiologist at the University of Leeds; Anzir Boodoo, a puppeteer and co-founder of The Puppet Parliament; and Dr Raymond Holt, Deputy Director of the Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation.

We will be talking about how humans, puppets and robots deal with movement and dexterity, issues around decision making and disability, and just how difficult it is to define the boundaries between all three. It promises to be a lively and thought-provoking evening

Closing Event & Performance

Sat 5th August | Doors 7 PM | Free Entry | Bar

The festival culminates with a night of performance features Leon Trimble, Mr Wobblyhead and the remarkable Frozen Music Collective show us how your brain can make a live musical score.

 

The Copy without Original
The Copy without Original

The Copy without Original

A live audio visual experiment using brain scanning technology (EEG) to control graphical musical scores, which are projected onto an evolving screen created from the flow and form of a Butoh dancer.   These graphic scores become the musical notation for musicians to create an improvisational soundscape for the dancer to respond creating a reflexive human loop.
Leon Trimble
Leon Trimble

Leon Trimble

BOOK HERE Double Vectrex Machines & a Laser Interferometer become the Particle/ Gravity Synth (CERN vs LIGO)…

Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar
Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar

Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar

Caterina McEvoy and Azlee Babar Caterina and Azlee are working on a new collaboration which…

Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.

Albert Einstein

Workshops

Click on a workshop to find out more and book a place.

3/8/17 Darn It!
3/8/17 Darn It!
A workshop teaching people to mend holes in fabric using centuries old stitching techniques.

3/8/17 Darn It!

A workshop teaching people to mend holes in fabric using centuries old stitching techniques.
28/7/17 Pattern Craft
28/7/17 Pattern Craft
Use punchcards to build patterns in Minecraft, write text and create music.

28/7/17 Pattern Craft

Use punchcards to build patterns in Minecraft, write text and create music.
29/7/17 Design thinking as a tool for Activism
29/7/17 Design thinking as a tool for Activism
Dr Anne Schiffer's workshop explores design thinking in relation to activism.

29/7/17 Design thinking as a tool for Activism

Dr Anne Schiffer's workshop explores design thinking in relation to activism.
27/7/17 FrankenToys Workshop
27/7/17 FrankenToys Workshop
Become a Brain Surgeon for Toys with @ShrimpingIt's 'Cockle' Internet of Things platform.

27/7/17 FrankenToys Workshop

Become a Brain Surgeon for Toys with @ShrimpingIt's 'Cockle' Internet of Things platform.
28/7/17 The Art and Science of Shadow Puppets
28/7/17 The Art and Science of Shadow Puppets
Explore the art and science of shadow puppetry by making and performing with shadow puppets…

28/7/17 The Art and Science of Shadow Puppets

Explore the art and science of shadow puppetry by making and performing with shadow puppets over a half day workshop.
3/8/17 Perfume as Portraiture
3/8/17 Perfume as Portraiture
Michael Borkowsky's perfume making workshops give participants the opportunity to learn more about the perfume…

3/8/17 Perfume as Portraiture

Michael Borkowsky's perfume making workshops give participants the opportunity to learn more about the perfume making process and how it can be applied to portraiture.
4/8/17 Real Sugar Molecules (Drop-In)
4/8/17 Real Sugar Molecules (Drop-In)
Help us build a model polysaccharide molecule and out of confectionary learn about sugar chemistry…

4/8/17 Real Sugar Molecules (Drop-In)

Help us build a model polysaccharide molecule and out of confectionary learn about sugar chemistry at the same time.
30/7/17 More Conductive Thread Workshop (Intermediate)
30/7/17 More Conductive Thread Workshop (Intermediate)
[Intermediate] Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy…

30/7/17 More Conductive Thread Workshop (Intermediate)

[Intermediate] Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy accessories for Toybox!
30/7/17 Conductive Thread Workshop for Beginners
30/7/17 Conductive Thread Workshop for Beginners
Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy accessories…

30/7/17 Conductive Thread Workshop for Beginners

Join artist/maker Alison Smith to make conductive thread circuits and create playful, flashing toy accessories for Toybox!
29/7/17 Encoding a Minecraft Adventure
29/7/17 Encoding a Minecraft Adventure
Decode secret messages and program Minecraft using PatternCraft punchcards and Micro:bits

29/7/17 Encoding a Minecraft Adventure

Decode secret messages and program Minecraft using PatternCraft punchcards and Micro:bits
5/8/17 D.I.Y Spinning Colour Wheel (drop in)
5/8/17 D.I.Y Spinning Colour Wheel (drop in)
Create a spinning colour wheel using rainbow colours and learning colour facts along the way

5/8/17 D.I.Y Spinning Colour Wheel (drop in)

Create a spinning colour wheel using rainbow colours and learning colour facts along the way
3/8/17 Introduction to Aperiodic Tiling (Drop-In)
3/8/17 Introduction to Aperiodic Tiling (Drop-In)
Drop in colouring in workshop... Intro to aperiodic tiling systems.

3/8/17 Introduction to Aperiodic Tiling (Drop-In)

Drop in colouring in workshop... Intro to aperiodic tiling systems.
4/8/17 Gravity Synth Workshop
4/8/17 Gravity Synth Workshop
An introduction to connecting sensors and physics equipment to synthesisers.

4/8/17 Gravity Synth Workshop

An introduction to connecting sensors and physics equipment to synthesisers.
26/7/17 Internet of Things Rainbow Badges workshop
26/7/17 Internet of Things Rainbow Badges workshop
Workshop: Join Cefn Hoile to prototype and program your own Internet of Things, with a…

26/7/17 Internet of Things Rainbow Badges workshop

Workshop: Join Cefn Hoile to prototype and program your own Internet of Things, with a…

29/7/17 The Maker Games
29/7/17 The Maker Games
The aim of The Maker Games is to create a humorous and surreal environment where…

29/7/17 The Maker Games

The aim of The Maker Games is to create a humorous and surreal environment where games develop skills, confidence and self-belief of individuals and groups.
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