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A New Chapter for Diffusion
Submitted by on October 15, 2012 – 5:44 pm18 Comments


Its been 12 years since we published Performance Notations, the first series of Diffusion eBooks, and launched our unique publishing format on an unsuspecting world. In that time, we have commissioned and facilitated hundreds of original eBooks and StoryCubes by an incredibly diverse range of people from all kinds of disciplines and backgrounds. In that time we also began to evolve our own free and online software platform for people without professional design skills to be able to create their own eBooks and StoryCubes. Our first proof of concept prototype was made in the summer of 2003. We then spent a few years building a fully working version – the Diffusion Generator – which was online between 2006 and 2009. In September 2009 we launched bookleteer, a whole new set of ways for making and sharing eBooks and StoryCubes.

A New Place for Future eBooks & StoryCubes
This summer we made a series of technical changes to bookleteer that allow users to share their own publications directly with others via a Public Library. Each user has their own personal profile page listing all their shared publications (for instance, here’s mine) and each publication has its page listing both the downloadable PDFs and the bookreader online version (for example, see Material Conditions: Epilogue). We have further exciting developments in the pipeline too.

To continue our long tradition of commissioning and publishing new work, we have created a new Curated by Proboscis library which will, from now on, be where all new commissions and featured eBooks and StoryCubes will be listed. This website (the Diffusion Library) will remain online indefinitely as an archive of more than 12 years of pushing the boundaries of what we think of as publishing and creative practice.


As part of these changes we are also launching a new monthly publication – the Periodical – which will select, print and send out to subscribers some of the most exciting, experimental, imaginative and insipring eBooks created and shared on bookleteer. Anyone can take part – just sign up, make and share something on bookleteer. Each month we’ll pick one eBook to print and send out. We are also devising special projects, like Field Work, that will enable people to participate in other ways. And we are developing partnerships and collaborations to commission new series that will also be distributed as part of the Periodical’s monthly issues.

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Tags: bookleteer, bookleteering, diffusion, diffusion ebooks, diffusion generator, Proboscis, StoryCubes, the Periodical

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Agencies of Engagement by Proboscis
Submitted by on November 16, 2011 – 10:00 am2 Comments

  

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About : Four books exploring the process, methods, observations, insights and recommendations from a collaborative research project by Proboscis, the Centre for Applied Research in Education Technology (CARET) and the Crucible network at the University of Cambridge.

Published November 2011

Proboscis is a social and cultural innovation studio. The creative team for these books was : Alice Angus, Giles Lane, Frederik Lesage, Haz Tagiuri and Mandy Tang.

Tags: Alan Blackwell, Alice Angus, bookleteer, cambridge, caret, collaboration, engagement, Frederik Lesage, Giles Lane, Hazem Tagiuri, interaction design, Mandy Tang, Proboscis

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Visual Essays by Elena Festa
Submitted by on October 21, 2011 – 11:58 amOne Comment

   

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About : These eBooks are extrapolated from the visual essay I composed at Proboscis during my four months internship, loosely based on their work and projects.

First it developed as a concise mind map which outlined the fundamental design underpinning Proboscis’ long journey. It then evolved and bloomed in different and unexpected directions, drawing on my past knowledge, feeding on fortuitous connections and new sources of inspiration. It was elaborated following different paths even if I found myself juxtaposing pictures or quotations, originally designed for separate ‘themes’, pleasantly coming together. The lines I have drawn are just some of the infinite possible threads I could have kept to.

This is my own series of allusions, suggestions, relations and reflections about citizenship, storytelling, the mapping process and space, place, city.

Published October 2011

Elena Festa completed a PhD in Comparative Literature and Culture in Rome and after that worked as an intern at Proboscis. Her main interests are postcolonialism, literature and issues concerning cultural dynamics and urban imaginary.

Tags: bookleteer, Elena Festa, engagement, intern, internship, Proboscis, visual essay

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City As Material : Skyline eNotebook
Submitted by on November 8, 2010 – 8:56 pmOne Comment

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About : a notebook designed by Haz Tagiuri for participants in the Pitch In & Publish : City As Material event on Skyline to use to collect notes and ideas, paste in pictures and cuttings.
Includes a photo essay by Skyline’s event special guest, Simon Pope.

Book a place at Skyline (Friday 12th November) or one of the other forthcoming events, Underside & Sonic Geographies.

Published November 2010

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: bookleteer, city as material, eNotebook, Hazem Tagiuri, London, pitch in & publish, Proboscis, Simon Pope, urbanism, walking, workshop

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City As Material : River eNotebook by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 28, 2010 – 11:46 amOne Comment

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About : a notebook designed by Haz Tagiuri for participants in the Pitch In & Publish : City As Material event on River to use to collect notes and ideas, paste in pictures and cuttings.

Published October 2010

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Tags: bookleteer, city as material, Hazem Tagiuri, London, pitch in & publish, Proboscis, river, Thames, urbanism, walking, workshop

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Streetscapes eNotebook by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 1, 2010 – 5:36 pmOne Comment

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About : a notebook designed by Haz Tagiuri for participants in the Pitch In & Publish : City As Material event on Streetscapes to use to collect notes and ideas, paste in pictures and cuttings.

Published October 2010

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Tags: bookleteer, Hazem Tagiuri, pitch in & publish, Proboscis, streetscape, urbanism, walking, workshop

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Graffito by BigDog Interactive & Proboscis
Submitted by on September 17, 2010 – 9:48 am3 Comments

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About : Graffito is an iPhone/iPad app for collaborative drawing, an experiment in massive crowd-made graffiti. This eBook introduces the project and the team behind it, with photos and screengrabs of it in action at 2010′s Vintage@Goodwood festival.

Download the App from the App Store

Published September 2010

BigDog Interactive is a small company of creative computer programmers who invent mobile applications, interactive art installations and live events.

Proboscis is an artist-led studio combining artistic practice with commissioning, curating, design and consultancy to explore social, cultural and creative issues.

*** made with bookleteer.com ***

Tags: app, BigDog Interactive, bookleteer, bookreader, collaboration, drawing, eBook, Giles Lane, graffiti, Graffito, interaction, Jennifer Sheridan, Proboscis

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A StoryCube about bookleteer.com by Proboscis
Submitted by on September 14, 2010 – 8:00 am2 Comments

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About : A simple StoryCube created by Giles Lane, Karen Martim & Hazem Tagiuri as a promotional device for bookleteer.com

Published September 2010

Tags: bookleteer, Giles Lane, Hazem Tagiuri, Karen Martin, Proboscis, StoryCube

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Belo Horizonte Anarchaeology by Giles Lane
Submitted by on November 17, 2009 – 3:42 pm4 Comments

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About : Fragments towards an anarchaeology of Belo Horizonte is a series of eBooks created as part of Proboscis’ contribution to arte.mov festival and symposium 2009. Very simply the aim is to offer an outsider’s eye on some of the outstanding features of the city by going for a series of walks and photographing the things that seem particular to the city. The walks were done during gaps in the symposium programme over two days, so are a very cursory engagement with Belo Horizonte, its people and life. However, the patterns discerned and organised into thematic eBooks perhaps give a taste or hint of what could be revealed in a deeper anarchaeology.

Waves – captures some examples of the use of waveforms in Brasilian design: from motifs printed on city rubbish bins, to the ubiquitous wave patterns embedded into the pavements.

Corners – Belo Horizonte is Brasil’s first planned city, the central district laid out on a rigid orthoganol grid cut through by diagonal avenues. At many intersections there may be up to eight streets converging leading to numerous wedge shaped buildings, almost all with elegant curved corners.

Street Art – much of Belo Horizonte seems to be colonised by elaborate street art and graffitti, on a scale I’ve not seen anywhere else. Complex artworks are sometimes run the length of an entire city block or radically transform municipal features such as bridges and stairs. These are clearly artworks, not just random graffitti – some are clearly commissioned for private or public buildings, but most seem to be tolerated if not officially sanctioned.

“Fragmentos para uma anarqueologia de Belo Horizonte” é uma série de eBooks criados como parte da contribuição do Proboscis para o Simposio do Festival arte.mov de 2009. Muito simplesmente, o objetivo é apresentar um olhar estrangeiro sobre algumas das principais características da cidade, através de uma série de caminhadas nas quais foram feitas fotografias daquilo que parecia ser particular na cidade. As caminhadas foram feitas nos intervalos do simpósio durante dois dias e são, assim, um engajamento muito superficial com Belo Horizonte, sua gente e seu cotidiano. No entanto, os padrões eleitos e organizados nos eBooks temáticos talvez possam apresentar um sabor ou uma dica do que poderia ser revelado em uma anarqueologia mais aprofundada.

Ondas – capta alguns exemplos da utilização de formas de onda no design brasileiro: desde motivos impressos em lixeiras da cidade, até os padrões repetitivos de onda assentados como pavimento no chão.

Esquinas – Belo Horizonte é a primeira cidade moderna planejada no Brasil. O centro da cidade foi colocado sobre uma grelha ortogonal rígida, cortada por avenidas em diagonal. Em muitos cruzamentos, pode haver até oito ruas convergentes levando a numerosos edifícios em forma de cunha, quase todos com elegantes curvas na esquina.

Arte de rua – grande parte de Belo Horizonte parece ser colonizada por uma arte de rua elaborada e por graffiti, numa escala que não vi em nenhum outro lugar. Obras complexas são, por vezes, do comprimento de um quarteirão inteiro ou transformam radicalmente obras municipais tais como pontes e escadas. São claramente obras de arte, não apenas graffiti aleatório – alguns são claramente encomendados para os edifícios públicos ou privados, mas a maioria parece ser tolerada se não oficialmente sancionada.
(tr. Renata Marquez)

Published November 2009

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 TapestriesSnoutMapping PerceptionExperiencing DemocracyEveryday 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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Tags: anarchaeology, bookleteer, environment, language, listening, mapping, Proboscis, psychogeography, storytelling, urbanism, walking

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More Diffusion Shareable Notebooks
Submitted by on June 26, 2009 – 12:18 pmNo Comment

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Axonometric A4 | US Letter PDF 240Kb
Cornell Lined A4 | US Letter PDF 210Kb
Genkoyoush A4 | US Letter PDF 225Kb
Perspective A4 | US Letter PDF 215Kb
Polar A4 | US Letter PDF 225Kb
Squarecross A4 | US Letter PDF 235Kb
Tumbling Blocks A4 | US Letter PDF 250Kb

A few weeks ago I came across Kevin Macleod‘s website, incompetech, where he has created a series of free graph and notepaper generators for making all sorts of useful and intriguing designs.  We’ve combined a small selection of his page designs into Diffusion eBooks as examples of how we can further extend the Shareable Notebook range, and offer custom and personalised eNotebooks for different purposes.

*** ‘book’ version eBooks made with the new Diffusion Generator ***

Tags: drawing, eNotebook, Giles Lane, graph papers, ideas, Proboscis, shareable notebooks, Shareables, sketching

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Dominion Dundas by Seth
Submitted by on February 3, 2009 – 12:10 amOne Comment

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About : The Dominion Dundas eBook has been produced to accompany the exhibition of Canadian cartoonist Seth’s model city at the Dundas Museum & Archives (Dundas, Ontario, Canada). Organized by RENDER (University of Waterloo), Dominion takes Seth’s distinct vision of urban space off the printed page and into the format of an installation infused with the cartoonist’s characteristic air of melancholy and ambiguous nostalgia. This eBook features images of 10 of Seth’s buildings and has been developed as a story collecting tool to accompany the exhibition, encouraging museum visitors to reflect on their own town’s history and to share stories of buildings, people and sites of the area.

Published February 2009

Seth is the cartoonist behind the painfully infrequent comic book series Palookville. Currently he is serializing the story Clyde Fans between its covers. This is a task that has gone on for a decade now and will likely continue for several more years. His books include It’s A Good Life I You Don’t Weaken, Wimbledon Green, Bannock, Beans and Black Tea, and the above mentioned Clyde Fans Book One. One volume of his sketchbooks has appeared under the title Vernacular Drawings and another will likely appear within the following few seasons. His books have been translated into 5 languages.

As a book designer he has worked on a variety of projects including the recent Penguin reprinting of The Portable Dorothy Parker. He is the designer of the 25 volume series The Complete Peanuts and the upcoming two volume series on Canadian master cartoonist Doug Wright. As an illustrator/hack he has produced commercial works for almost all of the major Canadian and American magazines. His work has appeared inside and on the cover of the New Yorker. Last year he serialized the story George Sprott (1894-1975) in the New York Times for 25 weeks and will appear in an expanded form as a book in the spring of 2009.

Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario with his wife and three cats and appears to rarely leave the basement.

For more information about RENDER and the Dundas Museum visit:
www.render.uwaterloo.ca
www.dundasmuseum.ca

Tags: Andrew Hunter, art, canadiana, Dundas Museum, Lisa Hunter, local history, Proboscis, Render, Seth, storytelling

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Diffusion Shareable Notebooks
Submitted by on January 21, 2009 – 2:36 pmNo Comment

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Portrait Versions
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Blank classic A4 | US Letter PDF 144Kb | book A4US Letter PDF 144Kb
Graph classic A4 | US Letter PDF 720Kb | book A4US Letter PDF 720Kb
Lined classic A4 | US Letter PDF 650Kb | book A4US Letter PDF 650Kb
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Storyboard classic A4 | US Letter PDF 150Kb | book A4US Letter PDF 150Kb

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Storyboard classic A4US Letter PDF 150Kb | book A4US Letter PDF 150Kb

About : Inspired by the enthusiasm for Paper/Digital Hybrids at the recent PaperCamp in London, we have prepared a range of Diffusion Notebooks. Proboscis has designed custom Diffusion eNotebooks for many of our own projects going back five or more years, however we’d not created generic ones that could be used off the cuff. This selection of Notebooks is based on some simple notepaper designs that we like to use: blank and lined pages, graphs and squares. Each Notebook is made up of 4 sheets of paper with 14 pages for you to use. The Multipurpose Notebook combines five types on 7 sheets (26 pages). Print them out using different paper stocks and colours for different effects. Once you’ve filled them up, take them apart, scan the pages and you’ve got an instant digital shareable notebook.

Customisations : We are happy to design customised variations of these Notebooks (with more pages, additional page designs or various combinations of the ones used here). Please add your suggestions to the comments section below and we’ll endeavour to oblige. We are also happy to take on design commissions to create Notebooks for exhibitions, conferences or other activities.

Update : two new variations have been added – music staves and storyboards.

Update (22/5/09): the notebooks have been completely re-created using our new Diffusion Generator and now include landscape as well as portrait options and both Diffusion eBook bindings (book and classic).

Published January 2009

Designed by Giles Lane for Proboscis

Tags: drawing, Giles Lane, ideas, notebook, Proboscis, shareable notebooks, Shareables, sketching

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Perception Peterborough – Underused Assets StoryCubes by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 29, 2008 – 10:57 amOne Comment

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About : These StoryCubes were created by Proboscis as part of a pack of ‘Impressions’ for the Perception Peterborough project. The Impressions were created through an Anarchaeology process which Proboscis conducted with over 20 local people in the city during July and August 2008 – uncovering stories, experiences and histories of the city as well as hopes and aspirations for its future. The process sought to raise the voices of people who would not usually be heard as part of a major urban regeneration plan, and form part of a Culture of Listening. The StoryCubes themselves focused on ‘underused assets’ – those things which through conversations, observations, encounters and journeys appeared abundant within the city, yet not used or utilised to their full potential:

  • creative talent of the local population
  • diversity of the local population
  • green spaces
  • the River Nene

Perception Peterborough is a dynamic and creative visioning project which brought together key local representatives with creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough. Proboscis was commissioned to develop and lead a series of creative workshops alongside consultants Haring Woods Associates

Published September 2008

Proboscis is a non-profit, artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The team working on Perception Peterborough were: Alice Angus, Niharika Hariharan, Matt Huynh, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Carmen Vela Maldonado and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: anarchaeology, creative cities, digitally printed StoryCubes, environment, landscape, listening, Perception Peterborough, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability

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Perception Peterborough – Briefing Pack StoryCubes by Proboscis & Matt Huynh
Submitted by on October 29, 2008 – 10:55 am3 Comments

Perception Peterborough StoryCubes 

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About : These StoryCubes form a key part of the Briefing Pack prepared by Proboscis and Haring Woods Associates for the participants in the Perception Peterborough workshops, held in September 2008. The illustrations and folding cube format were designed by Matt Huynh and are a playful way of engaging with the themes of the project, as well as a creative interpretation of existing policy documents. The black and white illustrations respond to the overarching theme of ‘Environment’, whilst the red panels refer to ‘growth and development of the built environment’; the blue panels refer to ‘green infrastructure and environmental technologies’; and the yellow panels refer to ’social cohesion within a climate of migration’.

Perception Peterborough is a dynamic and creative visioning project which brought together key local representatives with creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough. Proboscis was commissioned to develop and lead a series of creative workshops alongside consultants Haring Woods Associates

Published September 2008

Proboscis is a non-profit, artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The team working on Perception Peterborough were: Alice Angus, Niharika Hariharan, Matt Huynh, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Carmen Vela Maldonado and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: anarchaeology, creative cities, digitally printed StoryCubes, environment, landscape, Matt Huynh, Perception Peterborough, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability

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Perception Peterborough – blocks of change by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 28, 2008 – 2:54 pmNo Comment

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AboutBlocks of Change takes a look at the brick industry in Peterborough and how it changed the landscape and social make-up of the city. It is one of three eBooks created by Proboscis as part of a pack of ‘Impressions’ of the city, its people and environment for the Perception Peterborough project. Blocks of Change was created and designed by Karen Martin.

Perception Peterborough is a dynamic and creative visioning project which brought together key local representatives with creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough. Proboscis was commissioned to develop and lead a series of creative workshops alongside consultants Haring Woods Associates

Published September 2008

Proboscis is a non-profit, artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The team working on Perception Peterborough were: Alice Angus, Niharika Hariharan, Matt Huynh, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Carmen Vela Maldonado and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: anarchaeology, architecture, Community & Events, creative cities, environment, Karen Martin, landscape, listening, mapping, Perception Peterborough, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability

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Perception Peterborough – lines of mobility by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 28, 2008 – 2:47 pmOne Comment

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About : Lines of Mobility is a brief exploration of the role that the railways played in shaping the social, environmental and spatial landscape of Peterborough. It is one of three eBooks created by Proboscis as part of a pack of ‘Impressions’ of the city, its people and environment for the Perception Peterborough project. Lines of Mobility was created and designed by Karen Martin.

Perception Peterborough is a dynamic and creative visioning project which brought together key local representatives with creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough. Proboscis was commissioned to develop and lead a series of creative workshops alongside consultants Haring Woods Associates

Published September 2008

Proboscis is a non-profit, artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The team working on Perception Peterborough were: Alice Angus, Niharika Hariharan, Matt Huynh, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Carmen Vela Maldonado and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: anarchaeology, architecture, Community & Events, creative cities, culture, environment, history, Karen Martin, landscape, listening, mapping, memory, mobility, Perception Peterborough, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability

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Perception Peterborough – bus adventures by Proboscis
Submitted by on October 28, 2008 – 1:00 pmNo Comment

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About : Bus Adventures traces a series of journeys taken by bus through Peterborough and its villages chatting to locals, taking images and recording sounds. It is one of three eBooks created by Proboscis as part of a pack of ‘Impressions’ of the city, its people and environment for the Perception Peterborough project. Bus Adventures was designed and created by Orlagh Woods with Karen Martin. 

Perception Peterborough is a dynamic and creative visioning project which brought together key local representatives with creative thinkers to develop innovative approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing Peterborough. Proboscis was commissioned to develop and lead a series of creative workshops alongside consultants Haring Woods Associates

Published September 2008

Proboscis is a non-profit, artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The team working on Perception Peterborough were: Alice Angus, Niharika Hariharan, Matt Huynh, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Carmen Vela Maldonado and Orlagh Woods.

Tags: anarchaeology, Community & Events, creative cities, environment, Karen Martin, landscape, listening, mapping, Orlagh Woods, Perception Peterborough, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability

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Sensory Threads Workshop eNotebook by Proboscis
Submitted by on September 15, 2008 – 11:26 amNo Comment

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About : Proboscis are running a creative workshop on September 18th at ZAIM, Yokohama as part of the Dislocate08 festival. The workshop is the initial stage of our research for Sensory Threads, engaging artists, urbanists, designers, technologists, musicians and dancers in an active investigation into the sensorial patterns and rhythms to be found in our environment. The area around ZAIM in Yokohama will become our research field as we seek out and evidence the recurring, overlapping and intersecting sounds and movements that take place as we act in, and react to, our environment.

Sensory Threads is a work-in-progress to develop an instrument enabling a group of people to create a soundscape reflecting their collaborative experiences in the environment. For this interactive sensory experience, we are designing sensors for detecting environmental phenomena at the periphery of human perception as well as the movement and proximity of the wearers themselves. Possible targets for the sensors may be electro-magnetic radiation, hi/lo sound frequencies, heart rate etc). The sensors’ datastreams will feed into generative audio software, creating a multi-layered and multi-dimensional soundscape feeding back the players’ journey through their environment. Variations in the soundscape reflect changes in the wearers interactions with each other and the environment around them. We aim to premiere the work in 2009.

Sensory Threads is being created by Proboscis in collaboration with Birkbeck College’s Pervasive Computing Lab, The Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary (University of London), the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham and the School of Management at University of Southampton.

Published September 2008.

Proboscis is an artist-led creative studio based in London, UK. The Sensory Threads workshop is being led by Giles Lane and Karen Martin with Frederik Lesage.

Tags: anarchaeology, bodystorming, collaboration, creative cities, eNotebook, environment, mobility, pervasive media, pollution mapping, Proboscis, public authoring, sensors, workshop

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A Proboscis StoryBox
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Proboscis is proud to announce our first ‘StoryBox’ of digitally printed and die-cut StoryCubes: an 8 cube set printed on both sides which enables people to explore Proboscis, our projects, themes and ideas in three dimensions. 

We have a limited number available to buy from our webstore.

This is the first of a number of StoryBoxes which we will be publishing in the next year. Future ones include creative works by sound artist, Loren Chasse; a special set on our Snout project; a 27 cube set about Social Tapestries and a new edition of the Gordon Pask cubes, first shown last year in the Maverick Machines exhibition,  Edinburgh.

Custom Printed StoryCubes
Proboscis is now offering a service to design and manufacture custom printed StoryCubes – e.g. for marketing campaigns or communication projects – for single or double-sided cubes with as many different StoryCube designs as you like.
Please contact us for pricing at sales(at)proboscis.org.uk 

 Survey Sampling StoryCubes
A set of 7 StoryCubes created for Survey Sampling International Ltd as marketing tools for their offices in the UK, France, Spain, Holland, Germany and Scandinavia.

Tags: art, collaboration, diffusion, digitally printed StoryCubes, feral robots, listening, mapping, pollution mapping, Proboscis, public authoring, Shareables, sharing, StoryCubes

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Manchester Beacon Workshop & b.TWEEN StoryCubes
Submitted by on June 26, 2008 – 10:48 pmOne Comment

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About : The eBook is a document of the ideas, issues and challenges for an “an online service that maps connections between people, places, knowledge and creative activity in Manchester” – an new tool for public engagement and knowledge transfer for Manchester to be commissioned by the Manchester Beacon Project and Just b. Productions. It records the activities of workshop facilitated by Proboscis in Manchester in June 2008; 16 StoryCubes created during the workshop are also available, as well as 24 of the StoryCubes created by delegates and the public at b.TWEEN08 as part of the ‘landscape of ideas’ for the commission brief.

The workshop and StoryCubes installation was facilitated and documented by Proboscis for Just b. Productions by Giles Lane and Karen Martin.

Tags: btween, creative industries, cultural industry, knowledge transfer, Proboscis, public engagement, sustainability, workshop

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Pioneers of pie in the sky by Proboscis
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About : a short eBook about Proboscis – what we do, why we do it and who we are.

Proboscis are Alice Angus, Jo Hughes, Giles Lane, Karen Martin, Catherine Williams and Orlagh Woods. Design by Carmen Vela Maldonado.

Tags: art, diffusion, eBook, listening, Proboscis, public authoring

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geeKyoto eNotebook: your ideas on intervention and risk
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About : This eNotebook has been created for geeKyoto2008. Proboscis and the organisers have collaborated to design this notebook for delegates (and others who can’t make it to the event) to share their thoughts and ideas, observations and hopes, fears and aspirations for the future of the planet. The completed eBooks will be collected up, scanned and made into an online library of ideas to inform and help shape future geeKyoto events. If you can’t attend but would like to share your ideas download and make up the eBook, fill it in and post it to Proboscis at 1st Floor, 24 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4SX, UK. We will scan it in and add it to those completed during the event.

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Fixing The Broken World
10:00 – 16:30 – Saturday 17th May 2008. Conway Hall, London. £20.

We broke the world. Now what?
A one day conference in central London organised by Mark Simpkins and Ben Hammersley, with designers, technologists, artists, architects, policy-makers, explorers, economists and scientists, and clever people like you, to discuss the future and how we’ll live in it.

Tags: environment, geekyoto2008, Proboscis

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Lattice::Sydney Unwrapped by Proboscis, ICE & Lattice Participants
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Lattice::Sydney Unwrapped

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About : An eBook for the Lattice Forum (07/03/2008), a day event exploring issues of cities and sustainability arising from Lattice: Collaborative Anarchaeologies of the City. It looked at the workshop’s achievements, discussed the ways culturally diverse communities engage with their environment and considered issues of creative cities and sustainability. Proboscis spent three weeks in Western Sydney working with ICE (Information and Cultural Exchange) hosting a collaborative workshop and exchange labs with Western Sydney artists/ cultural producers and Thai community architect Kasama Yamtree.

Published March 2008

Lattice::Sydney participants include: David Capra, Ali Kadhim, Sanez Fatouhi and Amin Palagni, Ben Hoh, Tiffany Lee-Shoy, Fatima Mawas, Ben Nitiva, Matt Huynh, Tak Tran and Tina Tran of Popperbox, Denis Asif Sado, Trey Thomas, Maria Tran, Todd Williams and Kasama Yamtree.

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Enter Conference Participant eNotebook by Proboscis
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Enter Conference Participant eNotebook

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About : a participant eNotebook for conference delegates to record and share their experiences at Enter Conference, Cambridge, April 2007 made by Proboscis as part of the Public Authoring Zone.

Published April 2007

Proboscis is an artist-led creative studio based in London, UK.

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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.

Tags: Community & Events, eNotebook, London, pollution mapping, Proboscis, workshop

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