• Sounds of Design History

    On the 19th I'll be talking about producing and hosting Atomic Radio at the Design History Society for their Sounds of Design History event all about podcasting, broadcasting and working with audio in design history!

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  • My 'Why I Like This' for the Science Museum Media Space

    This week for the Science Museum Media Space's 'Why I Like This' series, I wrote about something I don't just like, I love: a sample of lace based on the crystalline structure of a mineral. It was made in 1951 for the Festival of Britain and came out of a collaboration between crystallographers and designers called the Festival Pattern Group. Read about it here!

    image: Sample of white lace with apophyllite pattern. Part of a collection of 83 samples produced by the Festival Pattern Group for the 1951 Festival of Britain, Designed by H. Webster for A.C. Gill, based on a diagram by W.L. Bragg © Science Museum / SSPL

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  • ATOMIC radio!

    My radio show, ATOMIC radio, about the meeting points of science, art and design is now playing in the Science Museum Media Space and broadcasting Fridays at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM.

    Find out more at atomicradio.org.

    Check out the interview with me about making the show!

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  • 'Building Viruses' @ the 40th Association of Art Historians Conference

    I'm talking virus research, geodesic domes, and the material translations between them in the 1960s at the 40th Association of Art Historians Conference at the Royal College of Art 10-12 April.

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  • multi-sensory banquet

    I'm designing some new krustapseudicals for a collaborative work taking the form of a multi-sensory banquet. It's the brainchild of filmmaker Tereza Stehlíková and chef Charles Michel. Beauty sleep-death-Iceland escape crystals...Some work in progress snapshots:

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  • Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge

    I'm looking forward to going up to Oxford this week for the 4th International Illustration Symposium: Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge where I'll be talking about crystallographer Helen Megaw's atomic inscriptions.

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  • 'EXPERIMENT: Designing Ritual Processes of Making'

    Maya and I will be giving a talk at the Royal College of Art on Monday 28 October at 4pm on our practice as Metalab. More info can be found here.

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  • SIP/SKETCH @ GV Art

    Metalab (an ongoing project by Maya Oppenheimer and me) was invited to hold a workshop at GV Art as part of their programme for the exhibition Generation, a collaborative installation by Rosalyn Driscoll and Tereza Stehlíková. Our workshop SIP/SKETCH takes place Monday, 30th of September from 6.00-8.30 pm and experiments with the ritual act of sipping as part of drawing/writing processes. Find out more info here.

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  • Interviewed for PAPERWEIGHT RADIO on Resonance FM

    An interview with me about X-ray crystallography and design will be broadcast in the second episode of Paperweight Radio, 'Light', on September 12th at 3.30 on Resonance 104.4fm. I'll be on alongside historian of science Simon Werrett on fireworks, design historian and material culture theorist Katherine Feo Kelly who will be talking about home organisation, and architecture critic Douglas Murphy.

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  • Science Museum LATE talk: krustapseudicals

    This Wednesday the 28th of August I'll be giving a talk in the evening at the Science Museum as part of their LATE exploring the theme of Food & Drink. I'll be talking about my edible artwork and why I'm inspired by the mineral kingdom: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/lates/edible_crystals.aspx

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