Comic Books and Digital Technology Workshop

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19 Jun 2017

10am to 3.30pm

As a preview event for the ‘Sounds from the Archive’, we would like to invite you to:

Comic Books and Digital Technology Workshop
19 June 10:00-15:30
T304, London College of Communication
Free and open to all UAL students
Booking essential - book your place via Eventbrite

How can technology influence how we read and experience comics? A collaboration between LCC academics, technicians and students, this event will aim to explore comic book narratives using Augmented/Virtual Reality and Powerpoint.

Session One (10:00 -11.30)

In this opening session, will examine existing approaches to digital/VR/AR comics with a survey of current digital platforms and approaches such as webcomics, Comixology, Sequential and Madefire, as well as some more experimental work like that of Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Karrie Fransman. We’ll also look at the ways comics are presented to academic audiences and hopefully explore and develop some new ideas for presenting visual materials using multimedia strategies.

Sessions 2 and 3 (11.30-13:00 | 14:00 – 15:30)

In this exploratory and hands-on session, we will facilitate a two-part workshop around the use of Virtual Reality & 3D environments to consume and reinterpret comic books and zines from the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre. Initially focusing on the understanding and producing affordable, lo-fi Virtual Reality Headsets for participants to keep. Then exploring methods of generating 3D environments from 2D content based on the RGB colour space and archiving them for online viewing and sharing. Please bring a laptop with you. 

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Sounds from the Archive
LCC Studio, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
17 July - 18 August

Celebrating post-60’s popular and underground culture, Sounds from the Archive uses material from the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre to explore music through the decades. The theme of music draws together threads from these collections, defining a framework for discussing punk and underground comic publications through work represented in the Les Coleman Collection, Her Noise Archive and London Musicians’ Collective. These archives are contextualised by the work of photographers Colin Jones and Dick Scott-Stewart, observers of youth culture and music in these decades.

LCC Studio is situated in Elephant and Castle shopping centre; a public space where the audience of residents, workers and travellers through the space will be exposed to an insight into this material from the UAL Archives and Special Collections.