Wednesday, 28 September 2016


yesterday ran a problem solving workshop at the NanoDTC  Autumn School. As has been illustrated and proved over and over again this week everybody works to make things happen - constantly looking for solutions and creating a quite energizing air of positivity. So the workshop could not fail to work because the participants were so excellent. Models of structures were visualized, hybridized, collaborated on, built and rebuilt through the guiding hand of oblique strategies. it really was a good worshop. To revisit the talk about my work follow the link -

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


in the middle of the Autumn nanoschool and just acclimatising myself the world I am entering - trying to...... grasp an understanding of individuals research, work out how groups and science as a collaborative exercise functions, make connections with people I may contact later and explain my presence - so what is it YOU do? - finding the correct words that will land the idea on both sides has been interesting and I have valued individuals perseverance when trying to explain what they do to somebody not in their world - there is a language beyond the words - an approach... my last formal science experience was  as a 15 year old rejecting it for the arts - I have met many who have had the same experience through the education system but with science at the fore. But equally I have found that we have many things in common - a desire to ask questions, to communicate, to make sense of the world - some fundamental ideas - but as I have been told - this is what we are here for... I have been so impressed by the amount of work asked of and undertaken by everybody.

Friday, 23 September 2016


I wanted to introduce my work to the new students and the space in general - there a number of short extracts of 10 films on the screens around the building - hopefully connections will be made between what they see there and what I show at the Summer school. links to some of the films.....

Thursday, 15 September 2016


my first visit to the Maxwell Centre after receiving the news of the successful grant application - everybody is so friendly and helpful - I spent my time getting access to wifi and generally starting the process of making sense of the project - Michelangelo said that Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. The beginning of a project feels like that - slowly feeling my way to determine what the project actually is and hopefully taking people along the way. Well I've marvelled at the seating - now it's the turn of beverages - boiling and freezing water out of the same tap and then almost everything out of another including coffee of every description size, strength and type. This is controlled by an ipad and free 24 hours a day.........................

The day was only let down by the shabby Abelio train 'service', - slow trains, missed connection leading to me be abandoned at Ipswich station for an hour.