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Book Illustrations to support St.Oswald Hospice

On 31, Dec 2019 | No Comments | In | By admin

Book Illustrations to support St.Oswald Hospice

As part of the Enabling Ongoingness EPSRC Research Project, I illustrated a collection of short sci-fi stories that are quirky, inspirational, and personal. One of our research partners Claud Regnard (a former Specialist Palliative Medicine Consultant at St Oswald’s) self-published the book. Claud Regnard who was St Oswald’s first Doctor when opened in 1986, has donated over 200 copies of his book to St Oswald’s and has kindly offered to donate all money made from the book to the hospice. I have illustrated three stories.

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Exploring the Private IoT through Found Physical Interactions Exploring the Private IoT through Found Physical Interactions Exploring the Private IoT through Found Physical Interactions

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On 12, Oct 2019 | In | By admin

Exploring the Private IoT through Found Physical Interactions

Found objects inspired me to think ways of controlling, storing and sharing personal data. Different interactive qualities of these objects triggered conversations on how to protect ourselves in times of when digital connectivity is not always desirable. Reflections from the Design Sprint on Connected Home organised by Mozilla Foundation.

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Sketched-collages: Capturing lived experiences

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On 16, Sep 2019 | In | By admin

Sketched-collages: Capturing lived experiences

 Έχω αυτά τα δέκα σκίτσα μπροστά μου και ψάχνω τρόπο να βάλω σε σειρά τις σκέψεις μου για να ξεκινήσω. Γιατί η αρχή μου ακολουθεί την αρχή τους. Η σειρά και η τάξη υπάρχουν αλλά είναι καλά κρυμμένες. Εικόνες,  κομμάτια εικόνων, γραμμές, σχήματα, χρώμα, διευθύνσεις, αφορμές, συνέπειες, ανάγκη, εμπειρία, κολάζ, περιήγηση, περίπατοι, περιπλάνηση, παραπλάνηση, φαντασία, δημιουργία, πλοκή, σύνθεση.

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Making Objects as Emotional Responses Making Objects as Emotional Responses

On 16, Sep 2019 | In | By admin

Making Objects as Emotional Responses

By using a series of probes as an initial trigger, I was able to begin a conversation through pictures and short stories based on the pictures. Pictures were exchanged via email approximately once a week. The pictures my mother shared were small details of a shared space in my home in Greece, and I shared similar details from my house in the UK.

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Knittistruments: Exploring music and knitting

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On 16, Sep 2019 | In | By admin

Knittistruments: Exploring music and knitting

The main aim of this research was to investigate how an auditory feedback, which makes the knitters aware of their bodily movement, affects their performance and triggers creativity.

To which degree can a skilled practice, and the tacit knowledge that characterizes it, be faithfully translated into a different expressive domain? To what extend can this translation question knitters’ creativity?

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Hide & Seek piece: Working with thermochomic inks Hide & Seek piece: Working with thermochomic inks

On 16, Sep 2019 | In | By admin

Hide & Seek piece: Working with thermochomic inks

Hide and Seek is a brooch made of a cover of A5 paper and a brooch pin made of steel and brass. The green cover has Greek text screen-printed onto the paper using black thermochromic ink. Parts of the text are visible and parts of the text are concealed by the folds around the brooch pin. If the temperature raises over 31°C, the ink becomes transparent and the text disappears temporarily. This is possible because the ink reacts to changes in temperature. I imagined that in Greece, where the temperature often exceeds 31°C, the text would disappear and when travelling back to the UK, the temperature would decrease, and the text would appear.

Let it Go piece: Forms explorations Let it Go piece: Forms explorations Let it Go piece: Forms explorations

On 16, Sep 2019 | In | By admin

Let it Go piece: Forms explorations

Let it Go is a hand-held piece made out of a found tree twig, a plastic bubble and silver. The piece is a thought piece that acts as a vessel for my thoughts and feelings of transition by recording my narratives and reflections. The recordings stored within the piece cannot be accessed immediately, however, they are saved in the piece and can be accessed at later times.

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Digital Jewellers in Dialogue

On 16, Sep 2019 | In | By admin

Digital Jewellers in Dialogue

Digital Jewellery is created by individual practitioners who combine art, craft and design skills with electronics. Understandings of these practices are fragmented as the different commentators and creators draw upon different traditions from a diversity of artistic, fashion, engineering and participatory design approaches. It is difficult to develop a synthesis of different perspectives as their abilities, inspiration, motivations, methods, materials and techniques are idiosyncratic. To address this, I engaged six leading digital jewellers in a structured and iterative dialogue to establish a collective understanding of their approaches and attitudes.

Making Microfilms for Digital Jewellery Making Microfilms for Digital Jewellery Making Microfilms for Digital Jewellery

On 16, Sep 2019 | No Comments | In | By admin

Making Microfilms for Digital Jewellery

For my doctoral research, I created tiny microfilms from the pictures I received from my participants about things that are important to them. The microfilms were created in collaboration with the Archives and Collections Department at the Woodhorn Museum in Newcastle. The process of creating microfilms from personal images was something that the staff in this department have not yet explored, however it was an area that they wanted to experiment with the purpose of this research.

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Logo design for the Journal of Jewellery research

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On 06, Mar 2019 | In | By admin

Logo design for the Journal of Jewellery research

The Journal of Jewellery Research (JJR) is a peer-reviewed online and open-access publication that focuses on the design, theory and praxis of jewellery studies. I was asked by the editors Roberta Bernabei, Jayne Wallace and Sandra Wilson to design the logo for the journal and the template. Happy to have contributed to my designs in a platform that celebrates jewellery and research.

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