• Exhibited in:
  • Hybrids, MIC, Auckland, NZ
  • Inside Out – Object Gallery, Sydney, AUS
  • Inside Out. Pheonix Square, Leicster, UK


iFrom was also exhibited in an installational form in a New Zealand based show – Hybrids, curated by Brit Bunkley and held at MIC Gallery Auckland. In this version of the work Shown in the last two images the work was only constrained by the scale limitations of the printer. The work was extended by a mapping of gps movements of participants projected onto the from from above. The project as made using iPhones supplied by Auckland University of Technology. The free spatial mapping app develped by Edinburgh Unvivesity and Edinburgh School of Art was used to galler the GPS data. Thanks to Dr Chris Speed and Comob for assistance with this project.

iForm resin stereo-lithography print. Guidlines for works: * The object should be entirely generated through 3D visualisation and modelling tools. * The object is to be machined and shipped within the dimensions; 6cm x 6cm x 6cm. * Objects may be comprised of multiple components. * Objects can be designed to require a degree of construction and reconfiguration and take up an area larger than 6cm square but no larger than 36cm square. * Objects should not exceed 200,000 polygons.

iForm was composed by 10 participantsusing an iPhone app – Comob. Each participant started at a designated bus stop. At a designated time the participants boarder the first bus to arrive and rode the bus for the duration -40mins. If another member of the group boarded the bus they were to get of an catch the next bus in either direction. iForm Participants were free to travel in either direction on a circular route.



Comob is an app produced as part of a joint research project by Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh and University of Lancaster Thanks to Dr Chris Speed for supporting iForm. Initial visualisations of form could be viewed in real time using custom software developed by Nico Refiti. Rather than using the GPS data to determine spefici point within the form the cordinates of a given point are derived from relative positions. For each user the distances to the next closest three participants forms the X, Y, Z cordinates for a point. The resulting shape is not illustrative of the physical journey but is a visualisation of the relational positioning of members: Rather than bieing a from about where each person it it is a from about the relationships between people.

An installational version of iForm was presented at MIC in Auckland. In this version a colour 3D print was produced and the scale was increased to by joining two prints together. A movie of the GPS positions represented by the white circles was projected onto the from from above with the center of orign for the form and the projection being common. In a loop the moving circles all converge oon the cener of the from as participants conclude their journeys.