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UWE Bristol Talks: Intersection of Art and Technology

Thursday 23 February 2017, 18:00 to 19:00

A talk concerning the intersection of Art, Design and Technology; Paul O'Dowd and Peter Walters will discuss the most recent developments from the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR).

Paul O’Dowd and Peter Walters will present recent research from within the CFPR, which explores novel approaches to design, materials and fabrication. Peter will demonstrate his recent applied research, which investigates “smart” shape-changing materials and 3D printing. Paul will present on his research toward robotic machines with the capacity for the sympathetic use of material within the Arts.  

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About Paul O’Dowd

Paul’s interests sit at the intersection of art and technology, and the relationship between intelligence, movement and authenticity.  Paul’s cross-disciplinary approach is reflected in his prior endeavours. He completed a PhD in 2013 in Swarm Robotics, which drew influence from self-organising biology, evolutionary computation and theory of mind. He co-founded Rusty Squid Ltd in 2012, an award winning Bristol based start-up that merges robotic technologies with the visual and performing arts. 

About Peter Walters

Peter has an academic and professional background in Industrial Design. Since 2007 he has been employed as a Research Fellow within the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol. His research explores intersections between design, 3D printing and smart materials. He enjoys collaborating with researchers and practitioners in other disciplines, from fine art to engineering and robotics.  Peter is a tutor for MA Design and he also supervises research students in art and design practice.

Free for UWE staff and students with ID, subject to availability. Tickets can be collected in person from Arnolfini Welcome Desk.

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