Today was a day to spend away from the workshop. I wanted to get inspiration for the 'fluid' composition that will be etched onto the perspex element of the final artwork using the laser cutter. As the fluid lines are to evoke the movement in the city, I decided to spend some time walking around [...]
Nous avons accueilli une délégation d'étudiantes et d'étudiants du Business school de l'Université Coventry (Angleterre) en visite avec l'Université McGill dans le Quartier de l'innovation de Montréal.
Today a development video. Some photos of the shapes and lights I am playing with. In the video you see the form that I have evolved. For me, evolving a form is only finished when the art-piece is over. I have developed the overall shape I want in 3ds Max as in the video but [...]
Nous avons eu la visite de Mme Diane De Courcy, responsable du Bureau de suivi de Je fais Montréal. Je fais Montréal traduit la volonté des acteurs du développement de la métropole qui se sont engagés à faire de la relance de Montréal une priorité collective. Concrètement, il s'agit de soutenir et de faciliter la réalisation [...]
Today, I managed to solder a 'Miniduino', an Arduino clone that I won over the weekend! Marc told me that makers can often save a lot of money by buying non-soldered kits, this is a good thing to remember as electrical soldering although takes some concentration is not rocket science so most people should be [...]
Day 5 is Friday. All over the world people get ready to enjoy the weekend. With this general ambience around the lab, I proceeded to develop the sculptural forms that were in my mind and on flat ideas sketches. This is where things come to life, where 2d becomes 3d in reality. Today was also [...]
After the first three days, I used today to develop ideas for the final art-piece. In my artwork as some of you may know www.jamesabellart.com , I am interested in mixing fluid 'energy' lines with monolithic 'architectonic' forms. I want to make a sculptural form that expands on these ideas exploiting the technology available to me [...]
Today I embarked upon learning the Arduino. I thought, should I do this? Will it take me down roads that will take me away from creative artworks. Speaking to other Arduino users in the Fablab, I soon realised that this tool can be used for rapid prototyping of interactive artworks. I want [...]
Visite de Marie Lemay, Sous-ministre et Présidente de l’Agence de développement économique du Canada (Québec)
Visite de Marie Lemay, Sous-ministre et Présidente de l’Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec avec Damien Silès, directeur général du Quartier de l'innovation de Montréal.
Today was a short day at the Lab! However, often when we have less time, we get more done! For the final art-piece, I might want to add cloud form type sculptural elements to it. Watch this space to see it in development in the coming weeks! Use of a 3d printer to make large [...]