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30

Nov

On Libraries

Re-Dock intern, (and now librarian – edited 2014) Becky Mulvaney discusses the her research through own relationship to libraries, developed early on thanks to her Grandmother’s weekly trips. Read more…

23

Nov

On Chapbooks

Becky Mulvaney (Liverpool University English student,  work placement and Re-Docker) introduces us to the world of Chapbooks

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22

Nov

Graham House Project

Last month, I did a three weeks research in London working with artists Mark Whitelaw and Robin Whitmore on a potential Duckie project with Graham House, a homeless hostel for chronic alcoholics in Vauxhall, London, looking at residents lives and looking at routes into recovery.

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26

Oct

Hello Chici

This is my first blog post, as part of the Child Computer Interaction at the Chici Lab in the University of central Lancaster. There aren’t many other artists at the ChiCI Lab, so thought I’d spend this first post explaining why I’m doing an Mres in this subject area and not in digital art.

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22

Oct

Introductions

My name is Becky, we may have met. I was introduced to Re-Dock through a two week internship during the Summer of 2011, organised through the University of Liverpool, where I am currently studying English.  My passions can be surmised as; comics, children’s literature and folk tales, cross stitching cartoon characters, writing bad poetry and baking cakes without wheat in them. I also nurture an obsession with zombies, taxidermy and an increasing interest in how/what/why people communicate with each other.

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29

Sep

Swan Pedalo Broadcast – AGF

Going backwards in time a small bit: enjoy this poetry performance by AGF (aka Antye Greie) on Barrow Park Lake as part of the Full of Noises Festival 2011 (organised by Octopus Collective).

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28

Jun

Making an eBook

I had a cracking time recently, delivering an eBook workshop as part of the Library of Dreams project. Although I dont own a Kindle myself, I really like the way it presents images and text with a kind of retro / gameboy aesthetic. For the workshop I facilitated a group of people in creating their own collaborative eBook using an online tool called Booktype.

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06

Jun

Interview with Alan Dunn

A very quick post to point to an interview conducted by The Aesthetic Trust with Alan Dunn about the installation “Constellation of Signs” which was one of several outcomes of our long-running collaborative work with Liverpool Biennial, which began with the “Canal &” research in North Liverpool.  Read more…

01

Jun

Liverpool Processing Meetup

We have started hosting a meetup at our base the Ranch for people interested in using Processing, the programming environment designed for artists and visual thinkers. Read more…

13

May

Sam Meech

Sam is an artist and videosmith based in the North West. His interests range from cinema ecology and projection design, to video hardware and digital archiving. Read more…

09

May

SYNTAX: Coding for Writers

At the end of June Mercy will deliver a new iteration of “Syntax: Coding for Writers” in the form of a two-day intensive skills-based workshop, which will be presented as part of FACT’s Open Curate It programme.  SYNTAX was originally devised in 2011 by John O’Shea and Nathan Jones as a framework for writers and coders to work together.  The SYNTAX experiment was the first time that our different collectives (Re-Dock and Mercy) had formally collaborated – it’s really great to see this initiative moving forward!

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27

Apr

As swan journey ends, another begins

On March 18th, Grace completed an extraordinary feat, pedalling the 127 miles of the Leeds – Liverpool canal. It was a massive achievement for Grace, and of course for the BBC Radio Leeds team who seconded her on this crazy mission, and between them they raised over £50k for Sport Relief.

The project was remarkable in other ways too though… Read more…