Bobby and Stillman up and running at UCL Science Library

UCL Science Library, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT 020 7679 7795
Admission free
Monday to Friday 09:30 – 19.00, Saturdays 11:00 – 17:45
July 27th. – September 22nd. 2017

UCL Science Library, in the heart of Bloomsbury: a longer run for the exhibition Bobby & Stillman, by Susi Arnott and Crispin Hughes, working with Professors of Mathematics Sofia Olhede and Patrick Wolfe (UCL Big Data Institute). Five sound films from a collaboration touching on frequencies, sampling and even the uncertainty principle.   Read more:
Maths notes Prof.Olhede       FOLDING LEAFLET Bobby&Stillman in the Science Library

Poster. Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Professor Sofia Olhede,UCL,Science Library

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Professor Sofia Olhede,UCL,Science Library

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Professor Sofia Olhede,UCL,Science Library

Bobby&Stillman in the Science Library

art, maths, movies and point-of-view

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Professor Sofia Olhede,UCL,Science Library

We’re putting the show up tomorrow Wed. 26th July ready for the public on Thursday 27th. See here for details.

Susi and/or Crispin will be in the gallery on August 1st&2nd, 9th&10th, 19th, 23rd, 30th September 4th, 22nd.

Bobby&Stillman in the Science Library

art, maths, movies and point-of-view

Digital recordings are data, as well as pictures & sounds…
UCL Science Library is screening immersive art; the tides in central London as subject matter for a series of films playing with time, space, sampling and perception. A collaboration between a film-maker, a photographer, and mathematicians from UCL’s Big Data Institute, using Eulerian & Lagrangian approaches to fluid dynamics – and touching on the uncertainty principle.

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

UCL Science Library, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT 020 7679 7795
Admission free
Monday to Friday 09:30 – 19.00, Saturdays 11:00 – 17:45
July 27th. – September 22nd. 2017

Bobby and Stillman completes its run at Bar Juju

‘Bobby and Stillman’, our collaboration with Professors Sofia Olhede and Patrick Wolfe of UCL’s Big Data Institute, completed its run as part of the Creative Reactions show 15 – 18th May 2017.

Stimulating social context for inter-disciplinary discussions!
See explainerising PDF handout here   Bobby + Stillman in more detail

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Bobby and Stillman. Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Bobby and Stillman show

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science
‘Bobby and Stillman’
will be opening as part of Creative Reactions at:

Juju’s Bar and Stage, Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury St. (off Brick Lane),
London E1 6QR.

The free show at Juju’s bar will be open from midday till 6pm Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th May. Do call by and see us.

From 7-10pm 15-18th May there will be special events with the scientists and artists behind the work in the show. You can book for these here.
https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/lifelive

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Bobby and Stillman

A new tidal collaboration with Dr Susi Arnott. This time we’re working with Prof. Sofia Olhede as part of UCL’s Creative Reactions science-art project.

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Two time-lapse cameras (Bobby and Stillman), each accompanied by a stereo sound recorder, eye each-other as the tide rises around them close to London Bridge. Together they create a dialogue between a fixed vantage point and an erratic floating viewpoint.

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Each camera shot 18,843 images during a 12-hour tidal cycle. One photo was taken every two seconds. The two attached sound recorders produced a total of almost 20 hours of continuous audio. All this constituted our ‘data’.

Many art-science projects assume that the artists will produce a subjective ‘creative’ response to the scientists’ objective research. There is an assumption here that scientific work is not creative, or interpretative. We hope to upend this, or at least level the creative playing field. Both scientific statistician Prof. Olhede and ourselves will find ways to respond to our data and present it in different ways.

Currently we have edited two synchronised 37 minute time-lapse films: one looking at the water, the other immersed in the water, each camera looking at the other. But how do we reconcile the sampling of the visual scene every two seconds by the cameras, with the continuous audio? Future posts will explore this issue.

Prof. Olhede is a statistical scientist; amongst other sources, she’s worked with oceanographers on data from ocean research buoys. She and her colleagues are working on a creative response, as scientists; and this is to our raw data, rather than to our completed time-lapse films.

The two sets of interpretations will be projected alongside each other at the Creative Reactions show – Bar Juju in Brick Lane 15-18th May.

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science

Thames Tides, Susi Arnott, Crispin Hughes, Creative Reactions, Pint of Science