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Laurence Symonds

MA work

Digital screens are ubiquitous portals to the modern connected world. Smart phones and computers rely on screens to communicate their visual information. As we work our way through each new device, does the mystery of how these devices operate lower the value we place on them? My project explores new ways to realise the workings of digital displays. Through interactive installations, I describe the visual functions of frame-rate and resolution via mechanical action and physical motion.


  • Profile pic
  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2014


    Platform 17

  • Degrees

  • BEng Product Design & Engineering, Swansea University, 2008
  • Experience

  • OLED researcher, Holst Centre, Eindhoven, Netherlands 2006-7; Designer, Concept Shed, Falmouth, 2009-12
  • Exhibitions

  • Tide Clock, Cornwall Design Festival, Lemon Quay, Truro, 2010; Is Land, Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, 2011; Is Land, Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada, 2011; Lune, Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, 2012; Lune & Tide, Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada, 2012