Tuesday, November 14, 2006

AI is clearing out 10 years of stuff.

If there is widgit, a cable, a camera or office furniture that you are searching for it may just be in the pile of stuff we are getting rid of. Email us at info@i-am-ai.net if you are interested...

The list includes...
A walkman
Computer monitors and bits
3 bags of AV cables
2 Ikea high stools
3 large wooden desks (made from fire doors)
3 mike stands
a digital 8 camera and posh camera bag
an old Kodak digital camera
an LED display screen
a star wars puzzle
a small IKEA sofa
a coffee table

Please email us if you want to have a look through and see what bargains you can pick up.
Please pass this on to anyone you think may be looking for this kind of stuff...

Nearly all moved

The server at our secret location.

We have nearly moved all our stuff from our office in the Fashion Design Studios to a secret location in Nottingham.

Our base will be in Broadway which is our official postal address and no doubt we will be found lurking in the corridors there... but our admin base is moving to a secret location.

Meanwhile, we start filming for the Equal Project on Saturday with our trusty team from Leicester (the original Peepul in the Making group) - Bhanu Mistry, Ken Hugget, Stuart Corley and the new member of the group Neeta Chohan. With the help of Jim Boxall and John Ross, the film makers.

Love City testing starts next week too, where we will be sending students from Derby, Leicester and Nottingham out to test the prototype of the game, should be fun...

Taiwan appears to be postponed, which gives us time to properly evaluate Dragons and make a new video about Berlin and the game... and put together our plans for UK domination, or a tour.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Back in Blighty

So now we are back, we've had a couple of weeks to recover and prepare for the next big thing.

We are waiting with baited breath to receive confirmation of our proposed trip to Taiwan, planned for December to show Dragons at the Third Pblic Art Festival in Taipai. We are getting somewhere towards a bluetooth heart rate monitor with a smart phone and are simplifying the whole project, so we hope we get a chance to try it out underneath the tallest building in the world (with extreme GPS shadow to interrupt the game play no doubt!)

We are looking closer to home and are moving... more to come on this but lets just say it is getting quite exciting as we plan to go back to our artist roots, spend more time away from the computer - planning Love City, Dragons for touring and some new projects that are even more interactive, performative, cinematic and whatever else takes our fancy.

Sadly Zini will be leaving AI in January, just as we hit our 10th birthday! So me and Matt will be busy keeping it all going in a more artistic direction - of course with the help of Robin who is a permanent, associate member of AI, Leif and the rest of the Mixed Reality Lab guys at Nottingham Uni, and all the other lovely people we work with and drag into our wierd world.

We still do commercial design stuff but Matt is the man to speak to about that...

10th annivisary ideas are being pushed around, we've got to celebrate having survived the world of art, new media and all that for this long and still trying... party ideas welcome on a postcard (or posted comment)!

... so where will we go next?