Interactive Work-table and Escritoire is a work by Jason Cleverly, which was originally commissioned for the exhibition "The House of Words" at Dr Johnson.s House celebrating the 300th anniversary of Dr Johnson's birthday. Dr Johnson is famous for writing one of the most influential dictionaries in the history of English language, published in 1755.
Interactive Work-table and Escritoire is now being shown in the Library at the University College Falmouth, Tremough Campus, Penryn. It is open to the public. See map for how to find us.
The exhibition is supported by iRes Research in Network Art and the Library at University College Falmouth.
Exhibition dates and time:
1 . 16 October, 2009, 9am - 8pm
Interactive Work-table and Escritoire is an installation by artist and University College Falmouth lecturer Jason Cleverly. It has been developed in collaboration with Tim Shear, technologist at iRes Research in Network Art, and software developers from Celtic Internet, with additional support from Autonomatic, research in 3D Digital Production at UCF. It recreates Dr Johnson.s writing table and updates it with interactive and networked technology. Visitors are invited to participate in compiling a modern version of the dictionary by inputting word entries onto paper using a special digital pen. Entries are then uploaded to this website which can be viewed via Internet.
This website gives more detailed information about the processes, collaborations and technologies used in making of the work.
All photographs courtesy of Jason Cleverly, unless stated otherwise