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Close-up of a pen plotter drawing machine as it draws a pattern onto a page.

Drawing from Machines: pen plotters in contemporary art (talk)


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  • TheGallery
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  • Innovation Studio


Date: 17 November 2022
NorthWest Gallery, AUB

Speakers: Edward Ward and Richard Hurst

This is an event organised by TheGallery, it forms part of the events for the opening night Private View of the exhibition ‘Drawing from Machines’. We’re running the event under our external engagement as it’s tied to our Innovation Studio projects.

This lecture is part of the AUB Open lecture series, a series of events sharing specialist knowledge on topics of design thinking and creative practice. The lectures support the university's commitment to its civic agenda.

In this talk, exhibiting artists from AUB’s exhibition 'Drawing from Machines' will deliver PechaKucha style presentations on their practice and bring new perspectives to the intriguing and innovative world of digital drawing.

PechaKucha is a presentation form of 20 images for 20 seconds. The slides change automatically, and the speaker must synchronise their speech with the images. The concept originated in Tokyo in 2003, designed by architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham.

About this event

The event will begin with an overview from the exhibition curators and AUB senior lecturers, Richard Hurst and Edward Ward, who are co-developers of the Terra Pen; a digital drawing machine that allows users to experiment with multimedia drawing utensils to create digital artworks. During summer 2022, the Terra Pen was developed in the AUB Innovation Studio with co-funding through AUB's staff innovation and entrepreneurship programme.

Following the PetchaKutcha talks, attendees are welcome to stay for the Private View launch of the ‘Drawing from Machines' exhibition taking place 18.30-19.30 in TheGallery.

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