Library current awareness blog for Computing, Product Design, Design Engineering, Maths and Stats at Middlesex University, London, U.K.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Institute of Making-open day
Our next Public Open Day is on the theme of
Light, which is in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.
2nd May 2015
of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE Map
No need to book.
It is free but space is limited.
Join us for an extravaganza of materials and making around
the theme of light. Make your very own electrical circuit to power
an LED with Codasign, discover how reflective
materials do their thing, and explore the magic of invisibility. Have a
go at photography without a camera with light artist Angela Easterling, using only light
sensitive paper and the sun. Watch yellow road markings being
painted and test how they reflect and catch our eyes and deconstruct a
range of cat’s eyes.
In our wondrous Materials Library
discover phosphorescent living organisms and see how,
under UV light, tonic water fluoresces, sun cream turns black and
Discover ongoing research project Light.Touch.Matters, which brings
together designers and materials scientists from all over Europe to
develop a new generation of flexible materials that respond to touch with
light. Get hands-on with some early samples.
The street outside the Institute of Making
will be coming alive with a range of activities from UCL researchers.
Participate in an attempt to set a new world record by creating the world’s
largest cyanotype print and discover how light became the power behind the
internet. Explore a 21st-century cabinet of curiosities from UCL Museums,
step inside a camera obscura and visit the bicycle trailer photography
darkroom. Refreshments will be available to buy, and Psychedelic folk band Circulus will be helping the party go with a
swing. Click here for further info