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Benjamin Alun-Jones

MA work

‘The only fields where sampling and remixing are done openly are music and computer programming.’ – Lev Manovich


Remixing is a natural human activity. We regularly sample words, clothes, even objects to make collections to describe ourselves. What if, rather than forming collections, we could sample elements of real objects to create new ones? Advances in 3D printing and scanning technology mean this is now possible; the only parts missing are the tools. This project explores the creation of a new set of tools that allow us to remix physical objects ourselves.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2012

  • ‘The only fields where sampling and remixing are done openly are music and computer programming.’ – Lev Manovich


    Remixing is a natural human activity. We regularly sample words, clothes, even objects to make collections to describe ourselves. What if, rather than forming collections, we could sample elements of real objects to create new ones? Advances in 3D printing and scanning technology mean this is now possible; the only parts missing are the tools. This project explores the creation of a new set of tools that allow us to remix physical objects ourselves.


  • Degrees

  • MEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2010
  • Experience

  • Freelance technical designer, Ben Alun-Jones, London, 2010–12; Junior designer, rAndom International, London, 2010; Software development Intern, United Visual Artists, London, 2009; Junior research scientist, QinetiQ, Malvern, Worcestershire, 2005–8
  • Exhibitions

  • Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; IDE: Past, Present and Future, Imperial College London, 2012; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, 2012; In Plain Sight: Ben Alun-Jones, Frameless Gallery, London, 2011
  • Awards

  • Olympic Torch Bearer, London 2012, 2012; The Royal Commission of 1851 Industrial Design Studentship, 2011; Institute of Engineering and Technology Jubilee Scholar, 2006–10