Kustom Kulture Blastoff 2017

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Fueled Society Harewood Hillclimb

Photos from the 7th August 2016 Fueled Society Harewood Hillclimb
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The Tramsheds S8 9AD

Our landlord and property manager of Colton House and The Tramsheds appears to have gone a bit nuts. He appears to have duct taped our neighbours car and left this in his own car window!!! There are currently a couple of places for sale and rent on both developments if anyone is looking for an Read More

Capesthorne Hall Car Show

Photos from the 45th Cheshire Classic car and motorcycle show at Capesthorne Hall
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Blythe helmet knitting pattern

Blythe helmet knitting pattern - ButterflyThis is another pattern that came about because I don’t want to learn to crochet. All of the beautiful Blythe helmets I see online appear to be crocheted. Necessity is the mother of invention so here is a free pattern for a knitted version of a basic Blythe helmet… Read More

Mara Shawl

Knitted from Mara Shawl pattern. Used 2 balls of 4ply. The multicolored yarn is Donegal 4ply hand dyed yarn from The Old Piggery in a colour beautifully named Northern Lights. The burgundy yarn is 4ply Extra Super Geelong Merino Lambs Wool purchased on eBay from the seller kingcraigfabrics. Read More

Simplicity 1506 Waistcoat

Simplicity 1506 Waistcoat: Big and Tall Boy’s and Men’s Waistcoats Sewing Pattern. I made view B in Scottish tweed in size 2XL

This is a very straight forward pattern. The only major change I made was with the interfacing. It seamed a bit odd to me that the pattern called for interfacing for the whole front of the piece. I considered that interfacing with tweed would make the waistcoat very stiff, so I left it out. I was very glad I did. Read More

Magazine Visualisation

This post looks at the twelfth of the visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

The Curators at Museo della Guerra frequently create custom paper magazines to accompany their exhibitions. Any exhibition might have multiple booklets on different aspects of the same event, e.g. for an exhibition on WWI they might have 3 different books; the first on sanitary conditions, a second on daily fife and a third on the assault & bombing. Read More

Photo Album Visualisation

This post looks at the eleventh of the visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

This technology for this visualisation is based on the HTML5 canvas flip book demo 20 Things I Learned. Each point of interest for the physical exhibition will have an image associated with it. This book display all of these images and their titles. Images for the points the user has seen in the physical space are displayed clearly. Read More

Passbook Visualisation

This post looks at the tenth of the visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

This visualisation was created exclusively for the Atlantikwall exhibition based on the stamps used on the physical postcard that exhibition visitors received. Read More

Personalised Lego Character from Photo

This post looks at the ninth of the visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

While investigating methods of creating personalised characters for online site users we explored the idea of using a photograph of a person to act as the basis for a Lego person. Read More

Animal Path Visualisation

This post looks at the eighth of the visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

This visualisation is loosely based around a French paper; Veron, E., Levasseur, M.: Ethnographie de l’exposition, Paris, Bibliothèque Publique d’Information, Centre Georges Pompidou.

This Ethnographic study proposed that visitors movements in a museum could be compared to the behaviour of four “typical” animals. They used observational techniques to classify visitors as ANT, FISH, BUTTERFLY or GRASSHOPPER.

For meSch we wanted to experiment with this idea and consider how such roles could be assigned to visitors using computational methods applied to the visitors log. Read More

Map Visualisation

This post looks at the seventh of the visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

This map is a combination of static and dynamic content. The background layer is uploaded and configured by the curator. The curator must upload a background map image and drag the points of interest to the appropriate locations on the map. Once the curator is happy with their basic map they can flag the visualisation as public. Read More

Timeline Visualisation

This post looks at the fifth and sixth of the visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

On the meSch platform there are two versions of timeline visualisation for the user to experience. Read More

Grid Visualisation

This is the third of a series of posts looking at each of the different visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

This experimental visualisation was inspired by a page on the Wonderkamers website. Read More

Bubbles Visualisation

This is the fourth of a series of posts looking at each of the different visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

The bubbles visualisation is an abstract interactive illustration. A personalised character (similar to the personalised character detailed here) sits at the centre of a number of rings of bubbles (discs).

The number of rings is determined by how many perspectives were available at the physical exhibition. For example at the Atlantikwall exhibition in Museon in Den Haag it was possible to experience the offering from one of 3 perspective; a German soldier, a civilian and/or a civil servant. Therefore the bubbles visualisation for this will have 3 rings of bubbles. Read More

Word Cloud Visualisation

This is the second of a series of posts looking at each of the different visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

Continuing the exploration of these visualizations we now look at the word cloud visualisation.

The general concept of a word cloud visualisation is nothing particularly novel. As such it is a familiar way for users to interact with a site. The word cloud gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source. For this particular implementation the text content that the visitor is exposed to during their physical visit is used as the source.  Using only the content from the points of interest that the visitor experienced the text is split into an array of words, word frequency is counted, certain words are filtered out and the remaining are displayed in the word cloud. Read More

Personalized avatar using svg.js

This is the first of a series of posts looking at each of the different visualization types created for the MeSch museum post-visit visualization tool. Click here for overview.

Each museum visitor can get a postcard with a 11 character string in the format ABC-123-1234. This string is their unique passcode and can be used to access the digital post-visit visualization tool and view further information about their physical visit.

One of the many visualizations developed for this online platform is the somewhat abstract SVG character visualization. A unique and personalised character to playfully represent the visitor. This specific idea was proposed by a group of Sheffield Hallam University students tasked with coming up with various ways of representing museum visitors visit visually. Read More

Art Journal – What makes a house a home

What makes a house a home? Is it a nice set of curtains? Is it designer furniture? Is it having the biggest TV and hottest new technology? Having lived in 14 houses so far I know that none of the above are what make a house a home for me.

As part of her PhD my colleague Caro Claisse designed a kit, including a blank build-it-yourself laser cut house, to act as a canvas for people to express what makes a house a home for them. Read More

Atlantic Wall post-visit website

“The Hague and the Atlantic Wall: War in the City of Peace” was a museum exhibition which ran from April to October in 2015 at Museon in the city of The Hague, in The Netherlands.

The Atlantic Wall was a set of the defensive lines and placements that were built by the German forces during WWII along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea, from Norway to the French/Spanish border. The wall consisted of a 5,000 km long chain of bunkers, anti-tank walls, cliffs and other barriers and was aimed at preventing an Allied attack on the Reich’s Western frontiers.

This exhibition focused specifically on the Atlantic Wall in The Hague and the impact of its construction on the city and its inhabitants. Visitors were tracked as they interacted with the exhibition and once they had completed their visit they could visit a checkout point and print themselves a personalized visit souvenir postcard. Read More

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