A one day symposium, text + image = message



Two messengers go on an allnighter !

Tom Barwick & LInda Scott have both just completed a 24hr non-stop occupancy at the EDEN project in St Austell, Cornwall.

Find out all about it here at the live blog from the event here. Ssanned artwork from their drawing marathon will be uploaded to this sight, just as soon as the organisers have a chance to get some sleep. Thanks to organisers Tom and Phil , our live blogger Luke, the two Eden volunteers who brought us tea and coffee and made us feel so welcome and all the team at EDEN. And lastly all the other artists that took part, including Emma Carlisle a year 3 student on BA(hons)Illustration here at the University of Plymouth.

Art & Order Management


This was taken at about 09:00 – 21 hours into the event.


And this must of been around the same time, looking at all the artwork LInda has produced by this point.

Message exhibition

Cross Point
Roland Levinsky Building
University of Plymouth

A one day symposium, text + image = message

text + image = messagen
Designers, illustrators and film-makers are alchemists
who experiment with this formula to transform their ideas
into visual gold.

The successful visual message is arguably an ingenious
blend of the spatial world of pictures and the temporal world of words. Words evoke images, yet images do not always evoke words. Words need an agreed system in which to
operate, whereas pictures can refer directly to their subject without any such agreement.

Increasingly in our western culture our main forms of
communication utilise the formula of words and images – film, internet, television, newspapers. Words and images
inform us about the world and shape how we perceive it.

With the evolution of technology, the balance between word and image has shifted back and forth over the millennia from image to word to image – this balance of relationship reflects
and informs cultural and sociological shifts and concerns.

It leads and follows. It is serious and irreverent. It confirms and subverts.

It is such a simple equation, yet is very difficult to get right
and has an infinite number of possible solutions and outcomes to keep us engaged, entertained and outraged.

Usa Art for Sale

Made for Design and Communication practitioners
Graphic designers / art directors
Editorial and publishing designers
Illustrators and their agents
Photographers and their agents
University post-graduate students
University research groups and centres

Rob Mason – Illustrator and senior lecturer
Norwich University College of the Arts

David Pearson – Designer
David Pearson Design

Rebecca Pohancanek – Curator
The Art of Lost Words

Graham Rawle – Writer, collage artist and lecturer
University of Brighton

Lizzie Ridout – Designer and lecturer
University of Plymouth

Professor Brian Webb – Designer
Webb and Webb, London

Funded by Centre for Media Art and Design Research – MADR
Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth.

The Day
Includes a lunchtime viewing of Message 41, an exhibition of ongoing work by the Message research group and a private view / drinks reception of The Art of Lost Words in the
Peninsula Gallery, with gallery talk by exhibition curator
Rebecca Pohancanek,

Early bird booking (by 28 February 2011) – £30
Bookings (after 1 March 2011) – £40
University of Plymouth staff / students – no charge
Includes lunch and refreshments

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“Plymouth Hoe and the Surrounding World” is an Augmented Reality Artwork by UK digital artist Vlad Geroimenko.

Visitors to the beautiful Hoe often ask “Which direction is Paris? Which direction is New York?” The artwork depicts 6 of the world’s best known landmarks as they would appear if they were visible from the Hoe:
 Big Ben (London)
 St Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow)
 Eiffel Tower (Paris)
 Sagrada Familia (Barcelona)
 Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro)
 Statue of Liberty (New York)

A description gives the distance to each place in miles and kilometres. Each landmark is depicted in a digital oil painting by the artist.
Meeting Point
Plymouth Hoe, Promenade
(in front of the Plymouth Naval Memorial)
Don’t forget to bring your iPhone or Android mobile!

What is Augmented Reality?
Mobile Augmented Reality is a new emerging technology that can display real time digital information on top of the real world. It augments the real world as seen through your mobile phone, based on your location.
How to View the Augmented Reality Artwork
 You will need an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or Android mobile equipped with the necessary browser.
 To get the browser, open the iPhone App Store or the Android Market and search for “Layar”.
 Choose the “Layar Reality Browser” (free) and then select “Install”.
 Make your way to the Hoe, launch the browser and search for the “Hoe” layer.
 Enjoy the artwork!

Artist’s Statement
With this project, I’m launching my research into the use of Augmented Reality in art, design and architecture. The purpose of the project is to try to combine the artistic and practical application of the new emerging technology. The artwork is intended to connect Plymouth Hoe (a spot of outstanding beauty and historic heritage) with some famous places from around the world (represented by digital photo paintings of their landmarks). This artistic augmentation of the real world shows the creative potential of Mobile Augmented Reality and provides a framework for my future projects.