London Design Festival

09 2018

I worked with Dr John Fass to create the work Of Machines Learning to See Lemon. Of Machines Learning to See Lemon is a part of an extended project that aims to materialise the way machine learning algorithms categorise and assign value to the data they are trained on. With this installation we hope to situate machine learning as open to creative exploration and critique. See more here:

Of Machines Learning to See Lemon.

Of Machines Learning to See Lemon

What if we could look at the sun with x-ray vision (contact x-ray plates on the Vulcan Target Area West vacuum chamber, 36 separate shots) is a collaborative artwork created with scientists at the Central Laser Facility in Oxfordshire, England. I was invited to be part of their experiment as an artist as well as an active scientific participant. The exhibit included a large image, metal test object and a physics paper that I was included in as an author. See more here:

What if we could look at the sun with x-ray vision

What if we could look at the sun with x-ray vision (contact x-ray plates on the Vulcan Target Area West vacuum chamber, 36 separate shots)

afaketruth.com is a website that explores issues around truth using the 1996 Microsoft Core Fonts as a medium. See the website here: and read more here: afakethuth.com

This work was published during the exhibition in the Velocity book.

afaketruth.com
Velocity publication

The Ministry of Tax was a speculative project as part of Communicating Tax a project by Rebecca Bramall and Liam Stanley. The project examined the government’s Annual Tax Summary (ATS), a personalised tax and spending statement sent to income taxpayers, and explored alternative ways of reporting on tax and public spending.

Alongside David Simms and Oliver Smith I created a physical installation and website in the London College of Communication as part of the London Design Festival 2018. The work involved using the government styling system to make a website that created an Annual Tax Summary based on an income. The Welfare slice of the tax summary was investigated by using a JavaScript D3 diagram to include a speculative break down of the tax, based on researched data. The website was designed to allow an Annual Tax Summary to be printed, a specialised version of the website was used in the exhibition performance.

On the opening night of the London Design Festival a Ministry of Tax office was opened at London College of Communication. People were invited to provide their salary and physical, bound copy of their Annual Tax Summary was created, using laser cut rubber stamps to provide an analogue version of the web based D3 data.

The ministry of tax website can be seen here: http://ministryoftax.uk

The Ministry of Tax
The Ministry of Tax
The Ministry of Tax