RCA SHOW 2012

Benjamin Alun-Jones

Innovation Design Engineering


Remix

Image: Ford 2.0


'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.



+44 (0)7708 545 410

ben.alun-jones@network.rca.ac.uk

www.benalunjones.co.uk


Supported by: Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851


CV

Degrees

MEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Imperial College, 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, Worcs, 2005-8

Exhibitions

Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; IDE: Past, Present and Future, Imperial College London, London, 2012; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 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