Projects

2012

Comic Sans Must Die

November 2012
Comic Sans Must DieVincent Connare designed Comic Sans for Microsoft in 1995. He described it is best being used for “new computer users and families with children”. Comic Sans Must Die is a project that satisfies every designer’s dream: to see Comic Sans die a slow and painful death.
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The People VS The Machine

November 2012
The People VS The Machine
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TOYBOX

June 2012
An exhibition at TROVE that led on from the discovery that the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham used to produce more “toys” than jewellery, guns or pens during the industrial revolution. It was discovered that the term ‘toys’ was used to describe items such as buttons, cuff-links and belt buckles. TOYBOX was an exhibition of performances, modified and hacked toys, and films that explored the different interpretations of the word “toy”.
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Bring Your Own Beamer, Birmingham

March 2012
BYOB is an international series of one-night exhibitions inviting artists, armed with films and projectors, to convene and explore the art of projection in an immersive environment of moving light, sound and performance.
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Network Music Festival

January 2012
A weekend of hi-tech musical performances, installations, workshops and talks where networking is central to the aesthetics, creation or performance practice of the work.
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2011

GLI.TC/H

November 2011
An international gathering of hackers, glitch artists and DIY enthusiasts. GLI.TC/H 2011 took place in Chicago, Amsterdam and Birmingham. I organised and curated the Birmingham event, which received support from Arts Council England, Birmingham City University and VIVID. GLI.TC/H invited artists from around the UK and from France, Brazil and the US and saw people attend from across the UK
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Freecode

April 2011 – September 2012
Freecode is an audio visual collective of artists vjs programmers and musicians who play with ideas related to improvisational live glitch art and noise creation
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Birmingham Laptop Ensemble

February 2011 – Present
A collaborative group of composers and performers of instrumental and electroacoustic music
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What Glitch?

March 2011
A vernacular of lesser-known image file formats
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2010

Glitch Safari

December 2010
Glitch Safari is a project, initiated by myself and noteNdo, that sees the magical quality in these sometimes fleeting instances and celebrates their aesthetic as machine art.
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Birmingham Zine Festival

September 2010, June 2011, October 2012
Co-founder and co-organiser of Birmingham’s first zine festival, celebrating independent publish and featuring artists from all over the UK
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Dataface

June 2010
A generative typeface inspired by glitch art. Over 1000 iterations of Dataface were generated using various scripts and programs. One of these was released as a finished typeface.
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Interpretations of Reality

May 2010
A zine – made in a day – that shows the journey of a pixel and how it can be mutated through different ways of manipulating it, specifically through glitch art.
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fizzPOP residency at The Lombard Method

May 2010
fizzPOP residency at The Lombard Method - Photo by Robert HuntfizzPOP took part in a two-week residency at The Lombard Method
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2009

fizzPOP Howduino

November 2009
fizzPOP HowdunioWith the support of Hello Digital and VIVID, on Saturday 21st November 2009 fizzPOP teamed up with Howduino to present a day-long hackathon!
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fizzPOP

January 2009 – September 2010
Co-founder of Birmingham’s first hackerspace. I organised meetings, events and regularly wrote articles on the website.
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