Sorry this post got saved as a draft and it's taken me ages to finish it.
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Visited the LCC show and went back to CSM yesterday. Popped into the RCA one evening last week. Some observations.
Bahamut That by Hiro Hong fires smoke rings at the dragons. (Subtly aimed at the Head of College's office.)
I liked these letterpress posters "visualising how dyslexia looks and feels to non dyslexic readers' by Hannah Constable.
"An interpretation of the main character's development within the film Fahrenheit 451, with each sequential book chronologically symbolising his standpoint within a dystopic society that has outlawed books." by Thomas Fursdon
There was an Oculus project at every show.
We enjoyed these screens a lot. No idea what they were about. But Mark described it as "sick".
And now the grumpy bit. There was a lot of this.
One show I got to early, a student turned up and spent a good half an hour trying to turn on various projects. I reckon they managed to get less than half working.
I know I'm not saying anything new here and I know it's hard to organise and put on a show. I've done it, as a student and at the Designs of the Year show.
It's genuinely a tricky problem. Visit any gallery and you'll see screens with error messages or mistaken screensavers. But this feels like a design problem - design something that works in a display without you having to be there - and it feels like a challenge design courses should be tackling, particularly the interactive ones.
Grump over. Anyway.