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Speaker cables run through gaps in the paving and into a drainage channel

Installing at King’s Manor

Today was spent installing the audio equipment for Damian’s piece in King’s Manor. As the building is a historic setting we have to be very careful about how we place and secure the equipment. Luckily most of the courtyard is covered in gravel, so it’s been possible to run cables without being too obvious. The […]

Listen to ‘A Sense of Place [Revisited]’

You can now listen to the remixed version of ‘A Sense of Place’ on SoundCloud.

Intel’s ‘Museum of Me’

It seems that the concept of identity is in the air again, as over the past few days several new ways to produce a modern day portrait have emerged. The latest is from Intel and makes use of your Facebook profile. It creates a virtual museum with different rooms showing pictures, connections, videos and status […]

Beatboxing Brain Scan

The BBC today features this video story about carrying out an MRI scan on UK champion beatboxer Reeps One. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13620058 You can read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13613891

Social portraits

Is ‘Memolane‘ the future of digital portraits? It creates a timeline using all your online social media, both old and new. You can easily scan through the timeline to see what you did when and with who. Maybe this is what we’ll need as we make more and more use of sites like Flickr, Facebook […]

New ways of making portraits

There are constantly new ways evolving to create portraits and show who we are to the world. Why not try ‘Textify‘ to turn an image of yourself into a text portrait? You can choose the letters that you use and mess around with various settings.

Me, Myself & MRI website launches

With the exhibition completed, the project team have been working on documenting and archiving the whole project for the web. The new Me, Myself and MRI project website was launched earlier this month bringing this 4 year long project to a formal close.

Guest post on Wellcome

Kirsty did a guest post on the Wellcome Trust blog today, to mark the official launch of the newly revamped ‘Me, Myself and MRI’ website. You can read the post at: http://wellcometrust.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/me-myself-and-mri/

MRI helps track link between music and feeling good

Research just published in Nature Neuroscience suggests that listening to music releases mood enhancing dopamine into the brain. The researchers used PET and fMRI. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12135590

Will brain scans be a feature of the Apprentice?

The BBC today continues the almost weekly trend of showing how useful MRI scanners are, by reporting on a study looking into people who make decisions. It is thought that this could allow you to spot people who might make good leaders. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11730685 There is also a nice video showing a participant going […]