Category Publications & Artworks

Hidden Families StoryCubes

This morning a new set of custom StoryCubes made with bookleteer arrived in the studio fresh off the press. Designed and illustrated by Alice Angus, they are part of a collaborative research project we’ve been working on since last summer with Lizzie Coles-Kemp of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London, performer Freya Stang, NEPACS and […]

bookleteer, Avery labels & StoryCubes

Over the summer we’ve been experimenting with using standard office labels to print StoryCubes designs created with bookleteer and mount them onto blank StoryCubes made and sold by Proboscis. This is proving to be the simplest, cheapest and most effective way we have found to make small numbers of cubes at home or work using […]

StoryCube Cairn

  This week we tested StoryCubes made with the bookleteer API, as used in artist Simon Pope and programmer Gordon Joly’s StoryCube Cairn project. Simon & Gordon have been experimenting with a simple interface allowing people to embed web links (URLs) as QR Codes onto the cubes which can be read by devices like mobile […]

Feature Post on the Bird Song StoryCubes

This weeks feature post is based upon Melissa Bliss’s ‘Bird Song’ set of StoryCubes, which she used as an invitation. Read the e-mail interview I had with her below. RP: What inspired you to use a StoryCube as the invitation leaflet? MB: I chose to make a storycube for several reasons. My exhibition was of a […]

Telling Worlds by Frederik Lesage

Telling Worlds A Critical Text by Frederik Lesage A recurring theme underpinning Proboscis’ work is storytelling. Their preoccupation with it is not only reflected in the stories they have told – through works such as Topographies and Tales and Snout – but also in their efforts to explore the practices and forms that enable people […]

Feature Post on the Rijeka StoryCubes

The second edition of my ‘feature post’ collection, is based around Dodolab‘s Andrew Hunter and Lisa Hirmer’s set of Rijeka StoryCubes. I emailed Lisa especially because of her design knowledge and background and she came back with some insightful thoughts. Asked why and how the StoryCubes were used Lisa mentioned, “The Rijeka StoryCubes were designed […]

Feature post on ‘In the Shadow of Senate House.’

It’s time to take a trip down memory lane I think and visit a featured collection of cubes. In the upcoming weeks I will be writing a few featured posts consisting of e-mail interviews I conducted with the makers of various StoryCubes. This week is the turn of Esther Leslie’s ‘In the Shadow of Senate […]