This is a unique incubation space for the development and presentation of creative practice, ideas and projects, used for a multitude of activities including exhibitions, workshops, installations and performances, equipped with overhead media/lighting rig, under floor network/power facilities and specialist audio visual resources.

Present Projects:

Neural String Network

To coincide with DecodeRecode, we have developed an interactive collaborative drawing network, designed on the concept of a neural network, allowing students to experience collaborative creative practice, using the principles of social networked communication through an analogue string system.

Drawings and performance by BA Graphic Design Students (Level 4), installation by Tim Isherwood and Paul Sermon, concept by Paul Sermon. Opening performance, 19th March 2012

Future Projects:

Past Projects:

Arduino Mask Mirror

By James Medd, MA Creative Technology

February/March 2012

Physical Computing’ and Arduino devices have made physical interaction affordable and available to non-experts. Whether creating interactive installations, information systems, prototyping products, or making new interfaces, there is a whole world of DIY electronics, interaction design and rapid prototyping available through this platform.

Basic MAX, Thursday 8th March 10.00am to 12.00pm

By James Medd, MA Creative Technology

Learn Max from the ground up, work through the basics and get an introduction to the concept of modular programming. Approach the environment in a way that avoids 'the things you'll never use'. I'll be passing on tips and techniques from my experience, giving starter advice without overloading on the unnecessary details. If anyone has ideas, they can let me know and I'll perhaps try and work through them once we've gone over all of the basic concepts. If possible, please BRING LAPTOPS.

The Arduino Lab Project

By Dave Mee, MadLab Manchester

December 2011

Physical Computing’ and Arduino devices have made physical interaction affordable and available to non-experts. Whether creating interactive installations, information systems, prototyping products, or making new interfaces, there is a whole world of DIY electronics, interaction design and rapid prototyping available through this platform.

Vampire Knights

By David Hancock

November to December 2011

David Hancock focuses on forms of escapism, whether through youth subcultures, the fantasy worlds of computer games or by directly referencing historical utopian visions. His work is rooted in the tradition of Romanticism. The signifiers are taken from historical works of art, sources and themes. These are suggested through the appropriation of composition, gestures or objects. David Hancock is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Salford.

MEYOUANDUS

By Alastair Eilbeck

October 12th to 28th 2011

Alastair has 10 years experience as a senior creative within the digital industries, specialising in interactive design and works for Digital Media marketing agency, Amaze. Over the last few years he has developed an arts practice outside his commercial role. His participatory artwork has been seen in Manchester and Paris. He holds an MA in Creative technology from Salford University.

-Contact: Professor Paul Sermon

-Email. p.sermon@salford.ac.uk
-Tel. 0161 295 6149
-Project Space room plans PDF file
-Project Space resources PDF file
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