Time seems to stand still and yet somehow change at such a rapid rate and it’s been a month since April’s Lanchester SketchClub looked at sound waves but now it’s time to get creative once again remotely and share your artwork online on Twitter using the #CovSketchbook or tag us @lanchester_ia or via our Facebook page.
The SketchClub is a monthly space and time to be creative and sketch anything related to a different Lanchester inspired theme. On the last Wednesday of every month the new theme will be revealed and this month we are travelling through time looking at:- Past and Present!
The short video and pictures below will hopefully provide some inspiration and feel free to delve into the archives for some inspiration. Click on the images to see them in the online archive or download the worksheet.
Past and Present – journeys through time
The Lanchester Interactive Archive has developed a range of digital interfaces – from Augmented Reality to Virtual reality environments.
This ‘artifice’ can take you to another world or time, overlaid with information and evidence of the past.
The overlaid and annotated images and moving models can imbue everyday objects with a new insight that brings together the seen and unseen.
LAN-6-20-3 – Fred was also instrumental in developing early colour photographic technology that could capture the world in a way his generation of contemporaries had not yet encountered.
LAN-7-123 – Look at the impact colour can have in transforming a familiar image – bringing it into the present, bringing it to life
LAN-1-17-7 – Later in life, Fred was also fascinated with time and space, writing a hefty tome on Relativity after meeting Hermann Minkowski
LAN 1-17-7-279 – Based in mathematics and physics, he illustrated his ideas to help explain the complex concepts
LAN-1-17-7-295 – Minkowski stated: “Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.”
LAN 4-6-113 – Timing was also all important in his engine designs
LAN-2-16-7-3 – Lanchester’s experiments into vision also provided curious images that tricked the mind as he tried to understand the optic nerve
LAN-2-16-8-6 – He probed the mysteries of how the brain perceived moving objects – challenging ideas of time and ‘transitory visual image’.
LAN-6-141 – A patent for a timed artillery projectile fuse is a striking but sobering example from the past of the potential for destruction from design
You could also look at the passage of time and its effect on surfaces as they rust, crumble or have years of graffiti added to the surface.