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Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

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About John Lucy


John Lucy

John Lucy is a designer working in Birmingham and London across a broad range of disciplines. His work includes interactive wall projections, kinetic motorised installations, lighting and sound design for dance and realtime audio-reactive visuals. His research at the Bartlett centers around applying principles from choreography to the design and programming of expressive robotic systems. Projects include creating visuals or installations for the Roundhouse, London's Natural History Museum, Valentino Zucchetti of the Royal Ballet and the UK Space Agency.

Projects By John Lucy

Posts By John Lucy

Choreography and Gesture in Robotic Artworks

June 3, 2020 |

Over the past weeks, I have been researching how gesture can drive the development of robotic artworks. Choreography and robotics are in some ways kindred disciplines; they both deal with the coordination of limbs through space, reacting to and manipulating … Read More

Hypergesture – Work In Progress Report

April 28, 2020 | | One Comment

Hypergesture is a kinetic sculpture exploring gestures of light and sound through robotics. I have chosen a mechanism originally from surgical robotics that constrains end effector movement to along the surface of a sphere. This mechanism only has two degrees … Read More