Actions and Detail Panel
Drawing v Digital: Creativity in a data driven age
Thu 3 November 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
We live in an age where it is just as easy to pick up a tablet and draw as it is to pick up a pencil. As technology advances, the closer the gap between the handmade marks of a pencil and those of an on-screen pixel become. Will there be a tipping point where one overtakes the other? Will computer aided design and drawing dominate leaving the humble pencil to go the way of the LP and tape cassette?
In this lively debate we will explore the role of drawing in both it's most cutting-edge digital and low-tech analogue guises. We'll hear from three very different perspectives - an architect, a graphic designer and an artist. Their respective approaches and relationships to digital and analogue processes can vary widley, but to what extent does this affect and shape their work? Is one better or more relevant than the other?
Guest speakers include:
- Ben Adams, Founder, Ben Adams Architects
- David Johnston, Founder, Accept & Proceed
- Emma McNally - Artist
- Rory Olcayto - Director of Open City & Open House London (Chair)
The event will also be a chance to view the work of Ben, David and Emma through a series of gallery spaces including Accept & Proceed's Flora's Dial series and a number of specially commissioned pieces by Emma McNally.
This event will be hosted by Ben Adams Architects. Refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.