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Le Penher Sophie et Guillaume

Wood and glass designer-makers in REZE

"Please Touch" Connected Art

PRESENTED ON JUL 01, 2015
IN NANTES @ VOL 10

"To us there seemed to be an obvious link between the transparent surfaces of interactive technology, omnipresent in our lives, and the tactile nature of our glass wood art pieces.

Just as interactive technology requires the human touch to activate, what if our sculpture responded to the human touch?  Could we fuse these two notions--a traditional art form and interactive technology--while maintaining aesthetic integrity and technical functionality? Our idea for a tactile and interactive installation was born." Sophie et Guillaume Le Penher

 

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Modern Touch DJing

BY LASSE LAURSEN
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

The availability of touch interfaces for DJing has exponentially increased along with the obiquitous influence of smartphones and tablets. But many of these "modern" interfaces stick to applying dated interaction patterns that are unfitting for this new type of interface. In this presentation, Lasse Laursen talks about where he believes the strength of mixing using touch interfaces lie, along with a sneak peak at his own work-in-progress interface.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 4, 2013.

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From Welding to Wood to Bronze

BY RODNEY HILL
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Rodney Hill, Architect and professor, discusses the results of many years of sculpting. From unintended opportunities that opened while covering design gaps in the architecture offices he worked for, he discovered a path that led from welding to wood to bronze as an avocation. He shared his large scale, very intricate wood carvings, some with erotic affordances requested by clients.

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The Art & Science of Connection

BY ERYN-FAYE FRANS
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Canada’s Passion Coach®, Eryn-Faye Frans, creates space for meaningful conversations about sexual intimacy through speaking, writing and personal coaching and feels that one of our biggest secrets is that we are lonely. Listen in to learn the simple steps to connect with your partner and others.

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Authenticity, The Italian Artisan, and Wood

BY KELLEN CATANI
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

Wood speaks for itself. The tree grows for years, learning about the Earth, becoming its own, developing character. Never perfect, but a unique form a life that always seems to mesmerize. Kellen Catani and his company Purebred Wood and Craft Co. cherishes this imperfection. When it is time for the tree to move on, they repurpose its life into functional and beautiful objects, fully embracing the culture of the Italian artisan as they labor. Purebred exposes the persona that resides in the tree and therefrom create their own expression of authenticity, always exemplifying a deep respect for this material that no man can truly comprehend.

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The Human Connection: the Heart of the Arts

BY KAREN COKER
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 27, 2017

Art, music, and dance are common threads that are not restricted by race, age, or language. Join Karen Coker as she follows art through history and tells us about how it can bring pride and unity to communities. 

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The Healing Touch of Body Painting

BY ALICIA COBB
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

For nearly ten years, Alicia Cobb has painted bodies. She did not realize the transformative impact of body painting and the healing powers of the process and the final product.

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Japanese Wood Crafts

BY YUKIKO IZUMI
@ VOL 39 ON MAR 21, 2019

In a short story across the world, Yukiko Izumi tells us how she picked up a keen interest in the japanese wood craftsmanship called "kumiko".

The audience is taken through some beautiful examples and the culture surrounding the art, before finally discussing how to keep it all alive for the next generation.

In this evening's break period, people were even lucky enough to get to try it hands-on, as Yukiko had brought some lovely samples!

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Color Connected

BY PATRICK GABALDON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

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Working with Wood

BY SARA TABBERT
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2019

Sara Tabbert is an artist from Fairbanks who works with wood in a number of different ways. She makes work out of compulsion, curiosity, and a deep love of process and materials.