This is a post on Ann Marie Shillito’s personal interest about tacit knowledge and VR for Applied Artists: how we apply our ‘personal’ knowledge to working digitally and in virtual reality (VR). Ann Marie is a jeweller and joined Applied Arts Scotland’s DISTANCE2 Project to investigate ways in which makers could and would want to use immersive technology in their practice and to engage others with their craft practice. The theme that her small supportive group (ALM) focused on is how our tacit knowledge, as makers, enables us within our different disciplines to effectively make use of VR.
This is a blog about the explorations of 8 applied artists in Scotland into the potential of using Virtual Reality in their practice. The DISTANCE Project was initiated by Applied Arts Scotland
and the objective craft engagement, about collaborating and sharing experiences and objects in new and exciting ways.
This is how prototyping progressed. Update on the post below: October 2016: three units were 3D printed in paper in colour on Mcor’s new 3D printer, prototyping them to check whether the holes through the length of the units could be cleared easily and how best to do that. The design of the units was moving towards what I wanted. Mcor’s ARKe technology offers high deffinition colour and our Anarkik3D Design package has some exciting ways to crisply colour surfaces by using coloured objects with complex curves and boolean subtraction. Serendipity is a delightful element in Anarkik3D Design which can be explored and played with as unexpected
SlideShare presentation for #shemakes, a GirlGeekAcademy event in Melbourne, Austratia, 10th Sept 2016. Here is more information on each slide: Slide 1. My story: a career move from designer jeweller to running a software development company. The move seems a big leap but is really a very straight path helped along the way through collaborating with super techies and computer scientists and demonstrates the value that STEAM collaborations bring to innovation. Slide 2. My jewellery business specialised in using refractory metals such as titanium and niobium. Refractory metals are not easy to cut by hand but laser cuts them like butter and the technology made
We set up Anarkik Creations Ltd to create a place where we can bring together the jewellers using Anarkik3D’s haptic 3D modelling software, and 3D printing to produce amazingly delicious pieces, and the people who relish wearing such outstanding statement jewellery that makes them stand out from the crowd! A range of these pieces are currently available through our crowdfunding project. Go see if you dare: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/anarkikcreations. The project ends at 7 pm GMT on 18th April 2016.
Nessie-coat-hook Designed using Anarkik 3D Design, 3D printed on an Ultimaker2. Here is a story about creating a nessie-coat-hook. This came about because BlackCountryAtelier posted a blog about designing a coat hook for 3D printing. Their design instructions for the kids to do in the class was very functional – but boring! So I pretended to be an uninhibited 10 yr old and set about designing a coat hook within one class teaching period, at the most 2. Probable took about 40 minutes, may have been less. It was fun and I have created a visual to ‘scroll down’ with screen captures of the design process and photos of the
AnarkikCreations designed and produced ‘thank you’ gifts presented to the speakers, host and organiser. Ann-Maree Morrison, Managing Director and Founder of labels4kids (a multi award winning provider of personalised name labels across the globe) was a speaker at the Celebrating Women in Business event which was part of the activities happening during University of Stirling’s International Women’s Month in March 2015. She was joined by Carol Smillie, TV personality and Diary Doll co-founder, Hinda Miller, co-inventor of the world’s first sports bra, and Rachel Gunn of The Butterscotch Bakery. Celebrating Women in Business: https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2015/02/international-women’s-day/ Six pendants were designed using the remarkable Anarkik3D Design haptic 3D modelling software and the models 3D
Exciting project and commission for Elizabeth Armour to create 200 little ‘aurora’ models, each piece with an LED to make it glow. She used Anarkik 3D Design software and 3D printing to create the models, and each guest will be given one to wear at ‘The Northern Ceilidh’ in Dundee City square on 10th of August beginning at 8pm! The effect will be amazing as the light trails will be captured as the guest dance around. Anarkik3D is especially proud to promote Elizabeth and this project as not only is our software used with great effect we also 3D printed the prototype to test for fit on