James E Smith’s Model, by Nicholas Alfrey

University of Nottingham, History of Art lecturer Nicholas Alfrey revisits James E Smith’s Model as it is exhibited as part of Nottingham Castle’s Reportrait exhibition. A striking work made by the artist James E Smith during his time as Leonardo Fellow in the Digital Humanities Centre has just gone on show again in Nottingham. James …

Being Human festival launch -Nottingham Portrait of a City by DHC Leonardo Fellow Amber Forrest

A Nottingham Muse project by Amber Forrest and Theodore Zeldin opening the Being Human festival on November 17th, 2016 with the Digital Humanities Centre team and student volunteers of Nottingham University. ‘I didn’t think you’d pull it off’. Were some of the first words that Pro Vice Chancellor Jeremy Gregory said to me when he …

Introducing DHC Leonardo fellow Amber Forrest and the Conversation Dinner.

Amber Forrest is the DHC’s new Leonardo Fellow and artist in residence and this Thursday evening she will be co-hosting Conversation Dinner at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Nottingham, as part of the Being Human Festival. DHC student volunteers will be providing support and this year’s DHC volunteer blog co-ordinator, Ranait Flanagan was tasked with finding …

Model Making: Part two by DHC Leonardo Fellow James E Smith.

In my previous post I wrote about the scanning and video element of my work ‘Model’. In this post I’m going to focus on my first experience with 3D modelling software and 3D printing. From the scanning session with Marta I was left with an STL file. This is a ‘point cloud’ or in other …

DHC Personnel and Projects 2014-15

There is a lot going on in DHC at the moment and now that the new Research Associate and Student Volunteer team are in place, and the projects well underway, I thought it time to provide an update. Research Assistant. History Post Graduate Harriet Davis is this year’s DHC’s Research Associate. Previously the role primarily …

Model Making: part one by DHC Leonardo Fellow James E Smith

I have been juggling numerous new projects recently but I thought it was about time I followed up my introduction post with something about my piece ‘Model’, made during the first months of my residency at the DHC and currently on show at The Collection in Lincoln until September 7th. Having been commissioned by The …

Introducing DHC Leonardo Fellow, James E Smith

I work mostly with photography and moving image but have recently been researching 3D scanners as a tool for generating images and objects. I knew of the DHC’s 3D scanner and after a conversation with Matt Davies the DHC manager I was invited to take up the position of Artist in Residence / Leonardo Fellow. …