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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.

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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 37 - Creative Business Coaching

    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.

    • 40 min
    Episode 36 - Light

    Episode 36 - Light

    Sam Fry hosts, as he introduces a talk from Maja Petric. This talk was taken from Lumen Art Projects "Artists on Artificial Intelligence" event, hosted at IBM in London.

    Maja is an artist that creates interactive light installations and sculptures. She’s interested in how light appears in nature - especially it’s ability to evoke the sublime. She is known for creating interactive installations and sculptures that combine light, sound and cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics to expand the multi-sensory apparatus through which art can be experienced.

    • 24 min
    Episode 35 - Artificial Intelligence

    Episode 35 - Artificial Intelligence

    Sam Fry hosts a series of talks from artists talking about artificial intelligence. Each talk was taken from Lumen Art Projects "Artists on Artificial Intelligence" event, hosted at IBM in London.

    The artists featured are Mario Klingemann, Dave Murray-Rust and Rocio von Jungenfeld. Between them, they cover a range of topics including people’s understanding of AI, how to create visual art with Artificial Intelligence and the “accidental” mistakes that you make along the way.

    • 39 min
    Episode 34 - Materials

    Episode 34 - Materials

    Richard F Adams speaks to Anna Ploszajski, a material scientist, engineer and communicator based out of the Institute of Making at University College London.

    By day, Anna is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Making, researching 4D printing and metamaterials. By night she communicates materials science on stage, on radio, on TV and on the page. During this episode Richard and Anna talk about a variety of making and materials-based topics – including materials science, the properties of slime, access to knowledge, recycling plastic and the need for a society that reuses materials.

    • 50 min
    Episode 33 - Minecraft Art

    Episode 33 - Minecraft Art

    Sam Fry speaks to Adam Clarke, a leading Minecraft artist and digital producer, responsible for some of the most innovative Minecraft projects in the world.

    Adam uses Minecraft, alongside other games, traditional art materials and technology to create entertaining and engaging work. His projects have involved him collaborating with organisations such as Tate Britain, Artichoke Trust and many others. Adam also produces his own a YouTube Channel, alongside starring as Wizard Keen in Stampy's Minecraft educational series Wonder Quest.

    The pair of them talk about Minecraft, creativity and how art can help with mental health.

    • 28 min
    Episode 32 - Teaching Creativity

    Episode 32 - Teaching Creativity

    Richard F Adams speaks to Paul Carney, a former teacher who now works as an arts consultant.

    Paul is a big advocate of teaching creative skills and last year published a new book, called “Drawing for Science, Invention & Discovery: Even if you can’t draw”. The pair of them talk about arts teaching, education and the challenges that schools face today where they need to prioritise their efforts, often at the expense of encouraging the creativity of students.

    • 29 min

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