WHO ARE THE STAN PROJECT?
This multi disciplinary team made up of Architects and Computer Scientists, Richard M Wright, Barbara Griffin, Dr Duncan Rowland, Chris Waltham and Peter Baldwin. They are based in the Lincoln School of Architecture and Design and the Lincoln School of Computer Science within the University of Lincoln. For a number of years the team have been exploring the question ‘how to materialise or make physical and immaterial world of social media?’ They use installations as their main output to represent and explore this question.
Their previous projects include the Gold Medal winning twitter gardens in Chelsea and Harrogate. A twitter garden was also shown at the Lincolnshire Show 2014.
WHAT ARE THEY BRINGING TO FREQUENCY 15?
A mechanised installation known as Pynchon’s Wall creates a facade built from a series of mechanised panels that open and close autonomously. The panels respond to social media on Twitter as well as direct tweets, allowing the audience to interact directly with the piece.
Observe these patterns of behaviour as the piece ‘mines’ themes related to liberty and democracy for the festival and the public opinion surrounding these issues.
You can find Pynchon’s Wall in the Drill Hall Courtyard throughout the festival.