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Exhibition Interactive Work-table and Escritoire

Jason Cleverly in collaboration with Tim Shear and Celtic Internet

Magda Tyżlik-Carver

1 - 16 October 2009
09.00 hrs – 20.00 hrs

Project Presentation:
13 October, 18.00 - 20.00
Lecture Theatre (Chapel), Tremough House, Tremough Campus, Penryn


Interactive Table and Escritoire 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 the dictionary at www.drjohnsonsgarret.net and can be viewed online.
To read more about the project visit www.drjohnsonsgarret.net

Dr Johnson is famous for writing one of the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language, which was compiled and written on a large table at Gough Square in London and published in 1755.

The exhibition of Interactive Work-table and Escritoire presents a work developed by artist and UCF's lecturer Jason Cleverly in collaboration with Tim Shear and Celtic Internet.

The exhibition was organised in order to showcases the kind of work which is made by artists, designers and academics at University College Falmouth. The installation is an example of collaborative endeavour where different disciplines, schools, practices and media are employed to produce work which can be accessed in the exhibition space (Tremough Campus Library)and online at http://www.drjohnsonsgarret.net/

The exhibition is curated by Magda Tyzlik-Carver, iRes Research Assistant.