TECHnique is a podcast where artists talk about how technology is impacting them and their practice. Sam Fry and Richard Adams speak to artists who tell their stories, explain their choices and the lessons that they have learned.
Episode 42 - Events
Sam Fry speaks to Helen Brady, a senior events manager that works for Events Northern in the North West of England.
Helen is an amazing events manager, who runs a variety of corporate events in the UK. She is also one half of ‘Make Do Drink’ – a series of craft making events in Preston that she runs with Graphic Designer Nicola Darwin.
We spoke about what it involves to run events, how the industry has been shaken up by the Covid-19 pandemic and about how the industry is blending the physical and digital.
Episode 41 - Writing
Richard F Adams speaks to Rebecca Denton, an author that sometimes goes under the nom de plume Lizzy Dent.
Rebecca Denton is an author and content creator. Her background is in worked in TV on a variety of interactive and digital concepts. These days, Rebecca has moved away from digital storytelling to focus on writing novels – including a trio of books under the title ‘This Beats Perfect’. Her first novel under the name Lizzy Dent comes out on Penguin next year.
Episode 40 - Philosophy
Richard F Adams speaks to Graham Harman, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.
Graham is known for his work with the metaphysics of objects and in developing of "object-oriented ontology". His recent book, "Artful Objects" is about art and the business of speculative realism. During the episode, the pair discuss philosophy, art, virtual reality and - of course - object-oriented ontology.
Episode 39 - Digital New Media
Richard F Adams speaks to Alex May, a British contemporary artist whose practice forges links between art, science and technology through a wide range of digital new media.
Alex is well known for his work with video projection mapping but, as you will hear, his work has also involved him exploring areas like biology, robotics and interactivity, plus much more. During the episode, the pair discuss Alex’s background and some of the challenges that digital artists face.
Episode 38 - BioArt
Richard F Adams speaks to Anna Dumitriu, a British artist who works with BioArt, sculpture, installation and digital media to explore our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics.
Anna exhibits internationally, is a renowned speaker and her work has been featured in many books including “Bio Art: Altered Realities” published by Thames and Hudson in 2016. During this episode Richard and Anna talk about various diseases, how they are presented in the media and her approach to working with them as an artist.
Episode 37 - Creative Business Coaching
Sam Fry hosts, as he interviews Ellen O'Hara. Ellen is a coach, a facilitator and a strategist that has done a host of work in the creative and cultural industries.
The pair talk about a host of topics, from supporting businesses, what it means to be innovative, the importance of social change and why ‘just getting started’ is often the best approach to innovation.
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Interesting, accessible & important
This is a great podcast for anyone interested in exploring what it means to work at the intersection of art and technology. The breadth of topics presented opens up a necessary dialogue that doesn’t simply advocate the use of technology in the art world but addresses the implications and limitations of such tools when human creativity becomes a secondary resource to the machine.
The selected interviews are conversational and engaging - presenting art as a possible process towards understanding how our world is changing and placing emphasis on blending current and future technologies with what it means to be human. Valid and important in our current times.
Short n sweet!
Great work from the Create Hub team, a good spread of themes from the arts/culture/tech scene and the pods are well-produced which makes all the difference