Artist Interview: Robin Hunter

Chester Visual Arts sits down with Creative Technologist Robin Hunter to discuss his work, recent CVA commission, and the need for a creative arts centre in Chester.

Robin Hunter is a Creative Technologist exploring how technology can help people express themselves. Originally from Handbridge, Chester, he studied Creative Computing at postgraduate level at Goldsmiths, University of London. At Goldsmiths, the course explored the fundamentals of Computing and programming through the medium of art, media and sound. His highlight work produced a series of sound-reactive graphics & an interactive globe visualisation.

His post-graduate year explores the technical and design considerations for digital music making collaboration, which has resulted in building and launching Ocean, a simple and fun way to make music online. Since graduating, he has worked as a Creative Technologist at Fjord, the world’s largest design agency. There he explores novel new technologies and how they can enable new interactions and services and engineering consumer-facing web apps. His work creating a new eye-enabled keyboard for MND patients has recently won D&AD Future Impact Pencil. Robin has worked with clients such as Intel, Facebook, Vue and more.​

Robin Hunter’s Adventures in 10 Print enables users to create playful, maze-like pattern drawings using a classic computer art algorithm. The original 10 Print algorithm started life as a one-liner party trick on the Commodore 64. It randomly printed a forward or backward slash that filled the screen. In Adventures in 10 Print, users control the visual rules, such as the line size and colour, generating original designs each time. It’s fun, simple to use – and highly addictive!

Music: Siddhartha Corsus, Illumination

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