QR-3D Press Release
National Science & Engineering Week
18 January 2012
Natalie Ireland, Director of Manchester Science Festival and one of the QR-3D selection panel is planning to talk to colleagues in science interaction about QR-3D and its innovation in engaging people creatively with technology.
Find out more about National Science & Engineering week here.
Cornerhouse reported that a staggering 2000 visitors came and saw the QR-3D exhibition during its ten-day run. Anecdotally I heard great feedback that the exhibition was fun, inspiring, looked at technology in new ways, turned people on to the potential uses of QR codes, and brought visitors to Cornerhouse who had never been before.
If you visited the exhibition please do get in touch and share your views.
The QR-3D exhibition opens today. Hosted by Cornerhouse as part of their Micro-Commissions scheme, and also part of the Manchester Science Festival programme, we're all quite excited to see it there in all it's fibrous glory. Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far.
The exhibition ends Sunday 30th October. Admission is free.
1st September 2011
11 pieces of work from across the country and overseas have been selected by the panel for the exhibition at Cornerhouse at the end of October. Congratulations to those people and a reminder that the exhibition is just a window onto the larger project.
Selections are Go!
18th August 2011
The panel is complete.
Joining Mike and Lin are:
Natalie Ireland, Director of Manchester Science Festival, representing technology and Manchester (where the exhibition will be held).
The exhibition will be part of the Festival's exhibitions programme. You can see more about the Festival, which has a very strong interest in technology, on the website here and Natalie's festival twitter stream here.
Rachel Hobson, staff writer for Make and Craft, representing DIY craft and technology. Rachel recently had the enviable honour of watching a piece of her embroidery go with the astronauts up in the final space shuttle launch in July.
You can find Rachel around the web in many places here.
And finally... to announce that selections have officially begun.
The Selection Panel
12th August 2011
As promised, a special guest selection panel has been assembled to get a broad insight on what makes textile QR codes innovative and exploratory in digital culture, textiles and exhibition worlds.
Welcoming the first two members of the panel:
Representing contemporary design and craft:
Mike Press, Professor of Design Policy / Associate Dean of Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the University of
You can follow him on twitter here.
Representing computer coding:
Lin Jones, Operations Manager at the National Museum of Computing.
The museum website is here and Lin too is on twitter here.
More panel members will be revealed next week, when the selections officially begin.
We will be contacting those selected for the exhibition during the first week of September.
Manchester Science Festival
27th June 2011
The QR-3D exhibition will be an official part of this year's Manchester Science Festival, proudly waving the banner for technology. The festival has a tradition of including exhibitions and has also increasingly been interested in craft as a means of drawing new people to science, technology, maths and engineering subjects. We're honoured to take part.
18th June 2011
It seems something about QR-3D is definitely catching people's imagination. The Guardian's Life & Style channel included the project this week with a gallery in their Craft section , which was rather exciting.
17th June 11
Eskimimi just blogged about her QR ipod / iphone cosy.
She's offering to blog a tutorial if people show interest so if you need some extra help, pop over there and leave her a comment.
14th June 11
It's great to see QR-3D spreading across the blogging world. Recent posts have included:
"QR Code Textiles Transform Fabric Into Hyperlinks, Increase Geek Cred" on PC World news of all places!
And on a Russian blog which I won't pretend to try and understand though if you're reading it in Google Chrome hopefully the auto-translate feature will kick in nicely and help you out.
Finally for today the lovely team at UK Handmade have also featured it in their 'Inspire' column.
Rumour has it there are other posts to appear elsewhere very soon. Watch this space...
Subversive Cross Stitch Pattern
9th June 11
We stumbled on some patterns of QR embroidery on the Subversive Cross Stitch site which you might like to check them out if you enjoy stitching four letter words of a certain nature. (A reminder: don't submit them for exhibition consideration, that would be against our criteria - we're keeping it family friendly!) But just for fun...
7th June 11
QR-3D was featured on the popular US DIY site Craft today.
They also picked up on a new entry in the QR-3d flickr pool - this wonderful piece called Do Androids Dream of Electronic Embroidery by Rachel Rose.
Double Dog Dare
4th June 11
Jemimah Knight blogs about the electro-textile QR make-off that's spiralling on twitter.
Read her post *here*
Change of Deadline
2nd June 11
A few people feel the deadline of July 10th was just too much of a push. For various reasons it needs to be relatively soon, but to ensure it doesn't exclude anyone who wants to join in, it's now been pushed back to July 30th, where it will now be staying firmly fixed. Get stitching.