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Client :
Rachel Maclean
Title :
R U Satisfied
Info :

Lasercut glowing smiley buttons connected to a touchscreen happiness counter was created for acclaimed Scottish Artist Rachel Maclean. A glove was made with finger tip button combinations that triggered voice samples from speakers hidden within a large bear suit allowing Rachel to converse with shoppers at Birmingham's Bullring center.

The costume was part of the 'R U Satisfied' film and featured in the BBC documentary 'Artist in Residence'. Shown on BBC TV and at the Bullring. As well as creating the embedded technology I also proudly appear as a character in the film. Stills from 'R U Satisfied' used by kind permission of Rachel Maclean.

Year :
"always at the cutting edge of technology, education and arts practice"
- Andrew Pearsall (Birmingham City University)
"continually exceeded my original design brief"
- Tony Coleman (TheLAB)
"expert advice and solutions"
- Shayal Chhibber, PHD student
"easy to communicate with, very creative, extremely reliable...
good value for money"
- Dr. C. Samantha Porter (Loughborough University)
"...deliver on time ...very high standard ...adapt to the brief brilliantly!"
- Simon Reece, Manager (Eastern Garden, Syberghost)
"a talented and consummate creative force, and a pleasure to work with'"
- Shaun Kelly, Musician (The Lights)
"passion & enthusiasm for projects & challenges...
an invaluable contact"
- Charlie Levine, Arts Curator
"understands... no matter how bizarre or impossible the task"
- Nat Pitt, Gallery Owner & Teacher (Pitt Studio)
" extremely talented, versatile creative ...very proficient..."
- Matt Robinson, Artist (Jin Pow)
"made it possible ...thanks to his computer wizardry."
- Will Parker, Artist (World of Parker)
"stretching the boundries of what most people could conceive"
- Matthew Rowley, Business Associate
"very genuine passion about the work and the final product"
- Ria Butler, Manager (Eastern Garden)
"excellent creative input to improve on the original prototype"
- Matthew Head, PHD Student
"understood exactly what I needed."
- Sandra Graham, Artist
"we love working with him!"
- Louise Latter, Head of Programme (Birmingham Open Media)
"took up the challenge of working with very young kids with digital technologies and got them hooked. Very impressive. "
- Graham Peet, Artist