Participating with the Collective

If you want to see what’s already been going on, and what we’re into, you can browse the blog.

Join us at our next meeting if you want to participate in live projects.

If you want to stay informed about what the Collective is up to, have proposals to create crazy stuff, or want to share your own knowledge about interactive artwork, then Get in touch with us.

If you want to lurk and wait for something else to happen, you can subscribe to this blog. In the meantime, follow up on some of the other relevant events listed.

Our New Show

Our new show is a collection of interactive curiosities of all shapes and sizes, with events running between Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th April 2008. Go here for full details.

Archive of Second Exhibition

Our second exhibition (7th April 2007) was a workshop format where we unveiled a number of pieces of work and also taught people to make their own. The event took place as part of the Key Arts Cobbler at St-Mary-At-The-Quay. We showed some more crazy constructions, previews for the coming year, including stuff for Ip-Art, and stuff we just fancied constructing.

You can see photos at Flickr and moving images at Youtube which cover both shows.

Stuff on show at the last event included…

  • drawing with lasers
  • dance-controlled music
  • animation machine with photo canisters, sellotape and paint rollers
  • human kaleidoscope
  • inflatable tentacle monster
  • home-made touch sensitive table
  • inverted depth-perception glasses
  • talking tapes

Archive of First Exhibition

Get Your Own! | View Slideshow

Our first exhibition has now finished (29th July through 6th August St-Mary-At-The-Quay).

There are videos and still photos showing a range of the works shown, and experiments undertaken throughout the show.

Read the press release for a historical view, or take a look at the exhibits page for an out of date but more detailed view of the kinds of things we are producing for the event.

To find out the latest activity from the live Curiosity Blog, then go here

Screensavers For The Apple Mac

If you are looking for wild Curiosity Collective screensavers, then look no further. They are here!


The Curiosity Collective is a group of enthusiasts, designers and artists working in Ipswich, UK. Many are technologists at BT’s Adastral Park Research Labs, and are seeking a fun experimental outlet for their technical skills. Other contributors are audiovisual specialists, photographers, art curators. Any enthusiastic participants who can contribute their skills are welcomed.

The aim is to fill an exhibition space with interactive curiosities, like Regeneration at St Mary’s (update: the Ipswich Artists group is negotiating for access to this space) or the Collision Collective series. These could be graphic pieces, sculptures or interactive work built on technologies such as Processing, Max MSP Jitter, PD.

Although creating Heath Robinson devices is a kind of unifying principle, there is plenty of space for other contributions from people who are not technologists. Sculpture, photography, graphic art and other more static pieces will definitely add to the mix if people want to get involved.

The presentation should overwhelm our visitors with an impression that Ipswich really is full of very interesting people after all. So we welcome suggestions for basically any kind of audio, video wiring, dynamic or static effect we can think of to deliver a distinctive experience.

See the live list of possible pieces at the Exhibits page.

See blog entries about events


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