ArtLab @ Marden Henge

Adam Stead and Dominique Green were out with ArtLab for the last time this summer showcasing their research and explorations in 3D Scanning and Printing at the place where it all began in 2016, Marden Henge, Wiltshire. The Neolithic Henge at Marden, which sits in the middle of the Vale of Pewsey between Stone Henge and Avebury has been the prime excavation site for the … Continue reading ArtLab @ Marden Henge

ArtLab @ Big Band Big Lunch

Adam Stead and Dominique Green took ArtLab out for the University of Reading’s Big Band Big Lunch 2017! There was music, dancing, food and much more show casing the best of Reading’s diverse culture for an afternoon to remember for all. Adam and Dominique exhibited the best of ArtLab with 3D scanning and printing demonstrations. Check out this amazing scan of candy floss done by … Continue reading ArtLab @ Big Band Big Lunch

ArtLab @ MERL

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

Children’s Christmas Lecture 2016 – ArtLab

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

University of Reading students and collaborate students from Battle Primary Academy on Wednesday 6th 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

ArtLab at Marden Henge Archaeology Field School

The University of Reading Archaeology Field School is digging in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire – the ancient land between the iconic prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury, find out more about the project here. A group of students from the Art Department joined the archeologists at Marden Henge, each student proposed how they would create an artwork in response to the dig and … Continue reading ArtLab at Marden Henge Archaeology Field School

Tim In Space

Dear Tim, We would like to mark your departure from the International Space Station with an exhibition that has been made by the children of Maiden Erlegh School in East Reading. The children are co-researchers in the ArtLab at the University of Reading working alongside artists and space scientists. The children researched you and your achievements for inspiration and created artworks with clay and basic … Continue reading Tim In Space

PhD Studentship in Art

ArtLab: Engaging with People and Technology We are offering a practice-based research PhD opportunity for an artist to explore their creative practice through the diverse applications of 21st century creative technologies. We are looking for an artist who works with or is keen to learn to work with a range of technologies, including but not limited to virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, programmable electronics … Continue reading PhD Studentship in Art

ArtLab UROP Poster Presentation 2015

Laura Nicholson was our Undergraduate Research Opportunity Placement (UROP) 2015 student. On Wednesday 11th November Laura presented her UROP research poster. The poster reflected the two strands to Laura’s UROP experience. Laura began UROP in the ArtLab developing ideas for Widening Participation workshops in schools to introduce children to electronics through art. The sessions were developed over the summer, trialling them in local Reading schools, discussing and refining … Continue reading ArtLab UROP Poster Presentation 2015

UROP Student Workshop for laser engraving and cutting

We planned on giving our UROP Summer placement students some time in the ArtLab so they could try some of the equipment (e.g. the laser cutter, 3D printers and 3D scanner), as they are directly involved with the WP workshops that start this coming week. On Wednesday this week they were given some time using the laser cutter. The workshop started with a simple example … Continue reading UROP Student Workshop for laser engraving and cutting