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Unknown Unknowns or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Balloon!

Jackson, CS and Spencer, J (2017) Unknown Unknowns or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Balloon! In: Jones, N, (ed.) Critical Kits and How We Use Them. Torque editions, pp. 70-73. ISBN 978-09932487-5-7

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Produced in response to the Critical Kits symposium on 30th November 2016 which was organised by Redock, a community arts collective, at which creatives and makers dissected notions of critical kits with regard to their own practice. In this context ‘Critical Kits’ was used as a shorthand for all the issues around documenting participatory artistic practice that uses technology of various kinds, not just projects that use kits. Written in collaboration with Jonathan Spencer, and due for publication by Torque later in the year as part of the book Critical Kits which presents an edited series of critical reviews of design and artistic practice, the article reflects on our practice and experiences with the OLO project and the Gym Jams event, particularly with regard to integrating technologies into participatory events / artworks and cross disciplinary collaboration between designers, artists and makers. It examines and critiques our own relationship to the project, expectations versus reality, the ambition of the project, the processes involved and the intersection of art and public engagement. These findings can be used by practitioners to inform future works and collaborations as part of an iterative process.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Art & Design
Publisher: Torque editions
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:35
Editors: Jones, N
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7955
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