Creative Language Lab

April 18, 2017

Creative Language Lab is a hub for creative and communicative activities through which learners of English can develop their language skills. Please visit.

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Riverrun3 at Interactivos?’ 14

November 25, 2014

Interactivos?’14: Rethinking collective behaviour and action. Riverrun took part in Interactivos 14?’ from November 13-23, 2014 at Medialab-Prado, Madrid. This allowed us to make great advances. The event kicked off with a presentation of the projects selected. This was followed by a series of lectures. I gave a talk entitled “Creation, Creativity and Working Collectively”. […]

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Riverrun: New Video

August 9, 2014

This video shows the real-time crystalisation of a Riverrun trial experiment run at Medialab-Prado in Madrid. The fonts, size, colours and shape of the text have been set on the visualisation control panel and patterns of repetition are shown through changes in the colours of the text.

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Riverrun at Literaturas digitales/Artes digitales

July 1, 2013

Event: Literaturas digitales/Artes digitales. Time: 04.07.2013, 18:30 – 21:00. Place: Medialab-Prado Auditorium (2nd Floor). On Thursday 4th July 2013, Kevin McCourt and Guillermo Casado will  present Riverrun and participate in an open discussion at Literaturas digitales/Artes digitales, an event organised by Medialab-Prado, Complutense University and Université Paris 8, in collaboration with Amelia Sanz y Philippe Bootz. For further details, please see: http://medialab-prado.es/article/literaturas_digitalesartes_digitales

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Riverrun is now exhibition ready.

June 18, 2013

On the 12th and 17th June 2013, collective writing experiments were undertaken with teachers and adult students at the British Council in Somosaguas, Madrid. The purpose of these tests was to evaluate the new visualisation controls developed by Guillermo Casado, in collaboration with Kevin McCourt, and gain further feedback on the usability and reliability of […]

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Production Grant for Riverrun

July 15, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we have received a production grant from Modelico (http://www.modelico.es/). This will enable our excellent new programmer Guillermo Casado (http://www.peripecio.com/) to develop the logic of Riverrun’s architecture and enhance the visual impact of its presentation. This will ensure that Riverrun’s real-time experiments adequately serve both a scientific and artistic function.

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Two new texts on Riverrun: Concept, Process and Collective Creative Function

June 25, 2011

1. A brief description of concepts and processes. 2. A description of Riverrun’s collective creative function as a transdisciplinary project.  

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Objectives: Riverrun and Colourwall

January 21, 2011

Both Riverrrun and Colourwall address how we are influenced by others; how we compete and collaborate, as we collectively create in a social network. They are conspicuously contemporary in this regard. Our general objectives could be described as follows: Present a series of experiments in collective creativity, involving public participation (or indeed the participation of […]

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Action Plan: Riverrun and Colourwall

January 21, 2011

Our action plan: Phase 1: A re-working or refinement of design and programming i.e. to produce the release version of each project. Having performed various public experiments we have identified the following problems with the current versions of Riverrun and Colourwall: Riverrun: The number of participants is fixed. This rigidity is problematic. People may leave […]

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Description of Process: Riverrun and Colourwall

January 21, 2011
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Riverrun and Colourwall: Kevin McCourt (Artist) and Bartolo Luque (Theoretical Physicist). See: www.kmccourt.org & http://www.dmae.upm.es/bartolo.html The name Riverrun refers to the “first” word in the circular work Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Colourwall is a playful reworking of the title for Ellsworth Kelly’s 1951 painting, Colors for a Large Wall. Riverrun and Colourwall: Concept and […]

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