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Measure Once, Cut Twice : a case study of Snout by Frederik Lesage
Submitted by on March 9, 2009 – 8:34 am2 Comments

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About : Measure Once, Cut Twice is an examination of how an arts organisation like Proboscis produces creative collaborative artworks – specifically their ‘participatory sensing’ project, Snout. The concept of cutting is developed as a means of understanding how objects, people, and practices temporarily come together to produce exceptional moments of social engagement.

Published March 2009

Frederik Lesage is a PhD candidate in the Media and Communications department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. His doctoral thesis deals with the collective construction of artistic conventions among artists who design and use information and communication technologies.

Tags: carnival, Community & Events, conversation, environment, Frederik Lesage, mobile, participatory sensing, pervasive media, pollution mapping, public authoring, public engagement, sensors, snout, urbanism

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    The pages in the pdf are not in sequential order and some of them are upside down. Is this ...
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Social Tapestries by Giles Lane
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About : Social Tapestries was a programme of projects run by Proboscis between 2004 to 2008, and followed on from the Urban Tapestries project. This eBook provides an overview of our aims and objectives as well as some of the key projects which we undertook, including Snout, Robotic Feral Public Authoring, Conversations and Connections, Everyday Archaeology and Experiencing Democracy.

This publication coincides with the Digital Cities: London’s Future exhibition at the Building Centre in London (21 Nov 2008-17 Jan 2009).

Published November 2008

Giles Lane is an artist, researcher and teacher. He founded and is co-director of Proboscis, a non-profit creative studio based in London where, since 1994, he has led projects such as Urban Tapestries; Snout; Mapping Perception; Experiencing Democracy; Everyday Archaeology; and Private Reveries, Public Spaces. Giles is a Visiting Tutor on the MA Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and is a Research Associate of the Media and Communications Department at London School of Economics. Giles was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2008 for his contribution to community development through creative practice.

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Art and Cartography
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Images by Stefan Wagner (left) and Antje Lehn (right)

Proboscis recently took part in the ‘zoomandscale’ exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna. The exhibition took place alongside the Art and Cartography symposium, a collaboration between the Technical University Vienna, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and RMIT University, Melbourne.

Proboscis produced a set of twenty-seven StoryCubes illustrating processes and outcomes from the Social Tapestries research programme. This included details of our collaborations, methods, tools, techniques and aims; as well as activities, artworks, interfaces, communities, partners and concepts of public authoring. The display aimed to evoke the collaborative nature of our process by inviting visitors to construct their own StoryCube landscapes and share their thoughts with other members of the audience.

Tags: art, exhibition, public authoring, StoryCubes

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Author Biogs: Urban & Social Tapestries
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Alice Angus, co-director of Proboscis, is an artist inspired by rethinking concepts and perceptions of landscape and human relationships to the land. Over the last six years Alice Angus has been creating a body of art work exploring the perception of the North and in 2003, she was the only non-Canadian to participate in the first Parks Canada residency in Ivvavik National Park in the Northern Yukon. She began a collaboration there with guide Joyce Majiski investigating issues of landscape, identity and the idea of the North, which took them to Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms, Scotland in 2004 and Klondike Institute for Art and Culture in Dawson City, Canada in 2005 for “Topographies and Tales” due to be completed in 2007. With Proboscis her work combines artistic and curatorial practice with illustration and animation and she is currently working on: ‘Lattice’ a 3 year project for the British Council’s Creative Cities initiative in East Asia; ‘Anarchaeology‘ a new commission with Render at the University of Waterloo Canada, to excavate stories and experiences in the Waterloo Region and ‘Snout‘, a collaboration with inIVA (Institute for International Visual Arts, London) and researchers from Birkbeck College exploring relationships between the body, community and the environment; Topographies and Tales (2004-2007). Recent projects include ‘Navigating History‘ a major series of commissions in libraries and ‘Landscapes In Dialogue‘ a web based series of video clips and essays inspired by the residency with Parks Canada.

Camilla Brueton was a research assistant on Social Tapestries at Proboscis from November 2005 to June 2006. She contirbuted to the eNotebooks created for the Robotic Feral Public Authoring and St Marks Housing Coop projects.

Giles Lane is Founder and Co-Director of Proboscis. Giles led both the Urban Tapestries project and the Social Tapestries research programme of projects.

Victoria Peckett was a team member on Urban Tapestries whilst studying for an MA in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Victoria contributed to the documentation and evaluation of the bodystorming event held at the LSE in April 2004.

Sarah Thelwall runs a small consultancy specialising in working with Creative Entrepreneurs on the development of their businesses. She uses a wide array of 3D objects as visual nmemonics for key learnings – the StoryCubes and eBooks are core tools in her various toolkits. For more information see http://acivilservice.blogspot.com

Nick West was a key team member of Urban Tapestries and co-authored the UT eBook for the Archilab exhibition in September 2004.

Orlagh Woods works for Proboscis as part of the core team with particular responsibility for creative development and evaluation.

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Experiencing Democracy Workshop eBook by Year 4, Jenny Hammond Primary School
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Experiencing Democracy Workshop eBook

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About : an eBook recording the activities and outcomes of the experiencing Democracy Workshop, Jenny Hammond Primary School, London June 2007. The contents were selected by the students of Year 4.

Published July 2007

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Student Learning Diary for Experiencing Democracy Workshop by Loren Chasse, Giles Lane & Orlagh Woods
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Student Learning Diary

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About : A learning diary for Year 4 students at Jenny Hammond Primary School to keep during the Experiencing Democracy Workshop, June 2007.

Published June 2007

Loren Chasse is a sound artist and educator based in San Francisco, California.

Giles Lane is founder and Co-Director of Proboscis.

Orlagh Woods works for Proboscis as part of the core team with particular responsibility for creative development and evaluation.

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Everyday Archaeology Student Learning Diary by Loren Chasse, Giles Lane & Orlagh Woods
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Everyday Archaeology Student Learning Diary

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Abstract : an eNotebook learning diary created for Year 4 students at Jenny Hammond Primary school during the Everyday Archaeology project, June 2006, as part of Social Tapestries.

Published June 2006

Loren Chasse is a sound artist and educator based in San Francisco, California.

Giles Lane is founder and Co-Director of Proboscis.

Orlagh Woods works for Proboscis as part of the core team with particular responsibility for creative development and evaluation.

Tags: archaeology, education, eNotebook, environment, Giles Lane, Loren Chasse, Orlagh Woods, workshop

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St Marks Housing Coop eNotebook by Proboscis
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St Marks Housing Coop eNotebook

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About : an eNotebook created for the St Marks Housing Coop Social Tapestries project.

Published January 2006

Proboscis is an artist-led creative studio. The creative team on this project included Alice Angus, Camilla Brueton, Giles Lane and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: eNotebook, environment, housing, Proboscis, workshop

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Robotic Feral Public Authoring: Pollution Mapping Workshop by Proboscis
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Pollution Mapping Workshop

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About : an eBook documenting the outcomes of the Pollution Mapping Workshop on London Fields held at Space Media in November 2005. Created for the Social Tapestries project, Robotic Feral Public Authoring.

Published November 2005

Proboscis is an artist-led studio. The creative team on this project included Alice Angus, Camilla Brueton, Giles Lane & Orlagh Woods.

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Havelock Community Mapping eNoteBook by Proboscis
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Havelock eNoteBook

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About : an eNotebook for residents of the Havelock Estate to record and share information, stories or memories etc about the local environment. Created by Proboscis as part of our Social Tapestries project, Conversations and Connections (2005-06), funded by the Ministry of Justice.

Published November 2005

Proboscis is an artist-led studio. The creative team on this project included Alice Angus, Camilla Brueton, Kevin Harris, Giles Lane & Orlagh Woods.

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Robotic Feral Public Authoring: Pollution Sensing eNotebook by Proboscis
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Pollution Sensing eNotebook

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About : an eNotebook created by Proboscis for a community workshop on pollution sensing in London Fields, held at Space Media in November 2005. The workshop was part of the Social Tapestries project, Robotic Feral Public Authoring.

Published November 2005

Proboscis is an artist-led studio. The creative team on this project included Alice Angus, Camilla Brueton, Giles Lane & Orlagh Woods.

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Sound Scavenger eNotebook by Loren Chasse, Giles Lane & Orlagh Woods
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Sound Scavenger eNotebook

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About : an eNotebook created for students at Jenny Hammond Primary School for the Sound Scavenging Social Tapestries project, June 2005.

Published July 2005

Loren Chasse is a sound artist and educator based in San Francisco, California.

Giles Lane is founder and Co-Director of Proboscis.

Orlagh Woods works for Proboscis as part of the core team with particular responsibility for creative development and evaluation.

Tags: education, eNotebook, environment, Giles Lane, Loren Chasse, Orlagh Woods, sound, workshop

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Urban Tapestries: Archilab 2004 The Naked City by Giles Lane & Nick West
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Urban Tapestries: Archilab 2004 The Naked City

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About : an overview of the Urban Tapestries project by Proboscis, created for the Archilab Biennial in 2004.

Published October 2004

Giles Lane is founder and Co-Director of Proboscis.

Nick West bio to come

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Social Tapestries: Creative Lab documentation by Giles Lane & Sarah Thelwall
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Social Tapestries: Creative Lab documentation

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About : documentation of the outcomes from a Social Tapestries Creative Lab and Bodystorming Experience held at the London School of Economics in September 2004.

Published October 2004

Giles Lane is Founder and Co-Director of Proboscis

Sarah Thelwall bio to come.

Tags: bodystorming, collaboration, Community & Events, Giles Lane, mapping, mobile, public authoring, Sarah Thelwall

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Urban Tapestries: Bodystorming Experience documentation by Giles Lane, Alice Angus & Victoria Peckett
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UT: Bodystorming Experience documentation

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About : documentation of a bodystorming experience workshop held at the London School of Economics in April 2004.

Published April 2004

Alice Angus is an artist and co-Director of Proboscis.

Giles Lane is founder and co-Director of Proboscis.

Victoria Peckett was an LSE student volunteer on Urban Tapestries.

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Urban Tapestries: a brief introduction by Giles Lane
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Urban Tapestries

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About : an introduction to the Urban Tapestries project, originally written to accompany a talk by Giles Lane for BBC R&D in March 2004.

Published March 2004

Giles Lane is founder and Co-Director of Proboscis.

Tags: Community & Events, Giles Lane, London, mapping, mobile, public authoring

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