‘Ceramic Thinging’ will focus on how digital technologies can be used to augment how we experience traditional ceramic objects through sound and touch. This talk will illustrate through a series of ceramic works my ongoing research into how physical computing, ceramic materiality, traditional craft skills, digital fabrication and augmenting technologies can be combined to create interactive works which extend our experiences of familiar ceramic objects. The talk explores how shifting a pot from the sphere of static object to interface, allows for more fluid and relational transactions for the audience/user.
Ingrid Murphy is an Irish ceramic artist and works as a Principal Lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design where she is also a member of the school’s FabCre8 interdisciplinary research group. As a ceramic artist Ingrid combines traditional making skills with digital technologies to create interactive artefacts, her research focuses on reimagining or augmenting domestic or historical ceramic objects to create new and engaging experiences. Ingrid has worked in various institutions in her 30-year educational career and has a special interest in interdisciplinary curriculum design. Ingrid was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2015.