………………..The landscape, a fertile, yet unknown territory with ominous beeps, blips and crackles echoing through the corridors. The Universities Art Department hosting space suited figures, mingling with 3D scanned virtual astronauts, aliens and space donkeys! This is Life on Mars, the most excellent and far reaching ARtLab project with Year 8 students from Maiden Erlegh School, Reading, Berkshire. (http://www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk/). Life on Mars is an ongoing … Continue reading [is there] Life on Mars? ArtLab’s intrepid PhD researcher Jon Lockhart, packed his bags preflight, and blasted off with us on our latest mission to Mars!
“Always more than a musical genre, punk allowed a generation to express themselves without deference, to invent without fear, and to create without boundaries.” http://punk.london/ We have spent an amazing four weeks with our co-researchers from Oxford Road Community School in Reading, being inspired by the energy and rebelliousness of 1970s Punk and the potential of wearable technology. Continue reading Hey Ho! ORSANAUTS are Go! – Oxford Road Community School – Reading International and Punk Wearables
We are delighted to have been nominated in the category – Best Education Project: A project that shows the power of art and culture to engage young people and create high-quality artistic outputs. We wish every nominee the very best of luck. Finalists: University of Reading Art Lab Bulmershe Ensemble Infamous – Berzerk Productions ROOM – Jelly About the Reading Cultural Awards: The inaugural Reading … Continue reading ArtLab Nominated – Reading Cultural Awards 2017
Join Adam Stead and Dominique Green at The Museum of English Rural Life for the Digital Late! ArtLab will be demonstrating an array of digital technologies as part of the Digital Late including ‘LittleBits Kits’, 3D pens, 3D scanning and 3D printing. Come and see the 3D printer in action, have a go at scanning and learn more about ArtLab initiatives on Thursday 18/5/2017! As … Continue reading ArtLab @ MERL
Students from Redlands Primary School collaborated on devising and staging elaborate performances of animated creatures in a cup: using craft materials and electronics, the young artists and designers built creatures, devises robotics, composed a sound track, wrote a story and built a set. Students facilitators from the University of Reading Department of Art helped and guided this one-day workshop. Continue reading Students from Redlands Primary School perform creatures in a cup!
Children’s Christmas Lecture 2016 with ArtLab Tuesday 13 December, 4.30pm – Palmer Building, Whiteknights campus The ArtLab team had an absolute blast last Tuesday working with hundreds of children and ‘grown ups’ at the University’s Christmas Lecture. An intrepid and lively audience, embarked on an awesome artistic adventure using each and everyone of their senses! They ate aromatic oranges whilst sketching on an undersea voyage, … Continue reading Children’s Christmas Lecture 2016 – ArtLab
The scholars joined us for two consecutive days in the summer, spending a day each on a clay and a photogram workshop. While both are absorbing analogue processes they both urged us to consider how technology determines our perception of time, and time passing. Photograms Photograms are a form of camera-less image making where objects are placed onto photographic paper and then exposed to light, … Continue reading Reading Scholars 2015/16 – Summer School
In the Christmas and Easter holidays we were joined by a group of year 12 students from across the South of England; our 2016/17 Reading Scholars. The scholars work with us over one year, participating in workshops, university life taster days, and one-to-one sessions on career pathways and applying to university; designed to enable and inspire access to Higher Education. Inspired by the Richard Serra’s … Continue reading Reading Scholars 2015/16 – Verb Sculpture
ArtLab from the Art Department at the University of Reading worked together with student from Redlands Primary School: together, small teams of students explored technology to create creatures living in cups, going on adventures in landscapes where amazing sounds appear. Continue reading ArtLab at Redlands Primary School on Thursday 07. July 2016
A group of students from the Department of Art gaining experience as Widening Participation ambassadors collaborated with students from Battle Primary Academy to explore how Art and Technology can support and enhance each other. Using electronic bits and sound making equipment from the LittleBits kits, our teams explore movement and animatronics as well as sound and composition. They created creatures in cups that moved and had fantastic adventures in … Continue reading University of Reading students and collaborate students from Battle Primary Academy on Wednesday 6th July 2016