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

Laser Cutter workshop 2

On Tuesday we held another session using the LS3060 laser cutter so that staff members in the Art Department at Reading University could try out the laser cutter. Those present were: Tina, Wendy and Nick. To kick off, there was a short demo to illustrate the basic process in which we engraved some text on a digestive biscuit, just for the fun of it: The … Continue reading Laser Cutter workshop 2

Unblocking the print head on the CubePro

The CubePro is shown in the image above on the left. The week before last one of the extruders became jammed, which meant that it had to be removed, dismantled and then examining to see where the blockage came from. Here’s what I had to do according to the procedure supplied by Cubify: 1. Level the plate and uninstall filament from the other extruder. 2. … Continue reading Unblocking the print head on the CubePro