history

2007
September
RESIDENCY: Giles Lane is resident at Render, University of Waterloo, Canada, for the first stage of our public authoring collaboration (10-21/09/2007).
TALK : Giles Lane gives a talk at University of Western Ontario, London Canada (19/09/2007)
SMPOSIUM : Alice Angus & Karen Martin present Proboscis’ work at the iDesign Symposium, Royal Festival Hall, London (18/09/2007)

July/August
RESIDENCY : Proboscis Case Study Residency participants Eloise, Georgia, Ayalouwa & Vanda complete a week long residency using the DIFFUSION Generator to create eBooks and StoryCubes (23/07-01/08/2007).
SYMPOSIUM : Alice Angus attends the British Council’s Creative Cities symposium in Yokohama, Japan (23-27/07/2007).
PERFORMANCE : Loren Chasse gives a performance, Footpaths, at Proboscis’ Studio (04/07/2007)

June
WORKSHOP: Experiencing Democracy workshop with Loren Chasse at Jenny Hammond Primary School, London.

May
PUBLICATION : Proboscis published the Conversations & Connections Project Report for the Ministry of Justice (18/05/2007)
TALK : Giles Lane participates in a debate for New Media Scotland’s Poker Club series (22/05/2007)
TALK : Giles Lane prsents Snout at the TakeAway Festival, Dana Centre, Science Museum London (10/05/2007).
PANEL DEBATE : Giles Lane participates in the Social Technologies Summit at Futuresonic, Manchester (11/05/2007).
WORKSHOP: Giles Lane participates as a tutor at Mediamatic’s Hybrid World Lab, Amsterdam (7-9/05/2007)

April
CONFERENCE : Proboscis creates a Public Authoring Zone at the Enter Festival, Cambridge (26-27/04/2007).
PERFORMANCE: Snout performance and public forum in Shoreditch, London (10/04/2007).

March
TALK : Giles Lane gives a talk for Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths College, University of London (20/03/2007)
TALK : Alice Angus gives an Artist’s Talk at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney Australia (15/03/2007)
RESIDENCY: Proboscis principals Alice Angus & Giles Lane are resident at Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of dLux’s Coding Cultures Concept Labs and Symposium.

February
TALK : Giles Lane gives a talk on Social Tapestries and public authoring at CARTE, University of Westminster (15/02/2007)
TALK : Giles Lane presents ST at Uncharted Territories: The Brave New World of Mapping at the British Library (14/02/2007)
WORKSHOP : Giles Lane gives a design masterclass on storytelling techniques for the Interaction Design Lab at Duncan of Jordanstone College, University of Dundee (7/02/2007).

January
RESIDENCY: Proboscis principals, Alice Angus & Giles Lane are resident at Render at the University of Waterloo as part of the Winter Lecture series in the School of Architecture.

2006
July
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Robotic Feral Public Authoring – demo at Futuresonic Festival, Manchester.

June
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: policy seminar on 
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: project exhibited at Citymined Exhibition & Conference, South London Gallery (June 16-25). 
URBAN TAPESTRIES: project exhibited at Sonar Festival, Barcelona (June 15-17th).
URBAN TAPESTRIES: project exhibited at Digital Hub, Dublin (June 9th). 
URBAN TAPESTRIES: launch of beta trial of new Urban Tapestries software platform

May
DIFFUSION GENERATOR: launch of private beta trial of eBook Generator platform

March
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Robotic Feral Public Authoring – demo and presentation at the Takeaway Media Festival, Dana Centre London
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Robotic Feral Public Authoring – publication of new Cultural Snapshot
DIFFUSION GENERATOR: launch of private alpha trial of eBook Generator platform 
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Proboscis awarded an innovation grant by the Electoral Policy Division of the Department of Constitutional Affairs.

February

SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Robotic Feral Public Authoring – Field trial of experimental Feral Robots in London Fields.

2005
November
DIFFUSION eBooks: Proboscis publishes three new DIFFUSION eBooks in the Liquid Geography series by: Hayden Lorimer & Kate Foster, Joyce Majiski & Louise K Wilson.
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Community Collaborations: Havelock (HIRO) Open Day.
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Education Collaborations: Jenny Hammond Primary School Open Day.
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Robotic Feral Public Authoring. Bodystorming Workshop at Space Media Arts for local residents and users of London Fields.

October
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: presentation at May You Live in Interesting Times Conference Chapter Arts, Cardiff
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: presentation at Middlesex University (Lansdown Lectures Series)
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: presentation at Re:Activism Conference Central European University, Budapest, Hungary SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Keynote at Future Wireless Cybersalon, Dana Centre, London

September
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: presentation at The Matching Link Symposium Stroom, Den Haag, Holland
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Proboscis is seeking a part-time temporary assistant for the Social Tapestries Project. details here
NAVIGATING HISTORY: Neville Gabie’s project, 10th September 2001…Archive Within An Archive launched.
NAVIGATING HISTORY: Workshop at Worthing Library for Jason Bowman’s project, Untitled (Reading)

August
TOPOGRAPHIES & TALES: work-in progress film by Alice Angus & Joyce Majiski screened in the Picturing the Yukon: Yukon Films on Tour series, Canada

July
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES PUBLIC FORUM: half day event focussing on research and future direction of the programme, hosted by the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research. 
TOPOGRAPHIES & TALES: Sound Scavenging Workshop at Jenny Hammond Primary School, in collaboration with Loren Chasse.

June
DIFFUSION eBooks: Proboscis publishes new DIFFUSION eBooks in the Species of Spaces series by: Raoul Bunschoten, Nina Czegledy, Scott delaHunta, & Minna Tarkka.
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Community Collaborations. Bodystorming Workshop with St Marks Housing Coop in West London.

March
TOPOGRAPHIES & TALES: Creative Lab & Public Forum at Canada House
URBAN TAPESTRIES: presentation at Whitehead Lecture Series, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Proboscis: presentation at Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford

February
TOPOGRAPHIES & TALES: talk by Alice Angus at Yukon College, Dawson City, Canada
URBAN TAPESTRIES: presentation at University of Cambridge Computer Science Dept
URBAN TAPESTRIES: presentation at PLAN, ICA, London

January
30/1/2005: Proboscis announces a new CULTURAL SNAPSHOT by Nick West.
TOPOGRAPHIES & TALES: Alice Angus & Joyce Majiksi in residence at the Klondike International Arts Centre, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.

 

2004
November
URBAN TAPESTRIES: presentation at Devices of Design Colloquia, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal Canada

October
URBAN TAPESTRIES: exhibition at ArchiLab, Lyons, France
URBAN TAPESTRIES: launch of UT web browser & RSS Feeds
4/10/2004: NAVIGATING HISTORY: project launches – website | events calendar

September
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: 1 day Creative Lab at the London School of Economics

August
Proboscis awarded funding by EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council) to host a Visiting Fellowship by Natalie Jeremijenko in 2004/05.

July
30/7/2004: Proboscis announces two new CULTURAL SNAPSHOTS by Giles Lane and Katrina Jungnickel.

June
10 Years of Proboscis: we celebrate our tenth anniversary since founding Proboscis in 1994
URBAN TAPESTRIES: field trial of mobile phone prototype, London

May
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at PsychoGeoConflux, New York

April
29/4/2004: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at Cybersalon Mobile Futures, Dana Centre at Science Museum London
26-27/4/2004: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Participation in the Crossing Project, Finnish Institute London
21/4/2004: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at DigiPlay Symposium, University of Surrey
21/4/2004: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at Critical Platform, HTBA Hull 
14/4/2004: Panel Session at Life of Mobile Data Conference, University of Surrey
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Bodystorming Experience at London School of Economics 
Proboscis becomes an Arts Council England RFO (Revenue Funded Organisation) 2004-2006

March
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentations at Nokia, BBCi, Middlesex University, University of Westminster
SOCIAL TAPESTRIES: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation awards funding for collaborations with civil society organisations to develop experiments using Urban Tapestries.
NAVIGATING HISTORY: Arts Council England, Creative Partnerships Kent, West Sussex County Council, Mid Kent Arts & Libraries and East Sussex County Council award funding to new series of commissions in archives in South East England.

February
14/2/2002: Proboscis launches new website
URBAN TAPESTRIES: DTI awards funding extension to UT

January
31/1/2002: Proboscis announces new CULTURAL SNAPSHOT
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at Approaching the City conference, University of Surrey

 

2003
December
URBAN TAPESTRIES: public trial of prototype system in Bloomsbury, London: details
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at Intelligent Media Institute Workshop, Imperial College London

November
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at DMZ Festival, London
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at CHArt Conference, London

October
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentations at Blur03 (New School University), Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU), Parsons School of Design and School of the Visual Arts, New York
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at Department of Trade & Industry Knowledge Transfer Club

September
URBAN TAPESTRIES: Participation at Place Conference, Intel Research Labs Oregon 
DIFFUSION eBooks: Presentation at The Digital Hub, Dublin
Presentation at People Inspired Innovation Conference, Adastral Park Suffolk 
MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM screening at the British Council Film Festival in Berlin
2/9/2003: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Bodystorming Experience at London School of Economics

August
21/8/2003: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Bodystorming Experience at London School of Economics

July
30/7/2003: Proboscis Privacy Policy updated
18/7/2003: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Presentation at Wireless World Conference, University of Surrey
10/7/2003: DIFFUSION eBooks selected for EXHIBIT3 at The Digital Hub, Dublin (runs until 30/9/2003)

June
20/6/2003: URBAN TAPESTRIES: Bodystorming Experience at Hewlett-Packard Research Labs, Bristol
6/6/2003: P2P CREATIVE LAB 2: Creative Interventions: digital technologies & public libraries 
with Lighthouse Media Centre Brighton
4 & 7/6/2003: MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM screening at Cheltenham Festival of Science
4-9/6/2003: MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM screening at International Short Film Festival Hamburg

May
30/5/2003: Proboscis announces 5 new DIFFUSION eBooks in the Species of Spaces series | Press Release
by: Caroline Bassett, John Foot, Melanie Jackson, Simon Pope and Anne Sobotta
1-2/5/2003: P2P CREATIVE LAB 1: Wireless Networks, Public Authoring & Social Knowledge at London School of Economics.
Daniel Langlois Foundation supports URBAN TAPESTRIES
SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OFFER: MAPPING PERCEPTION BOOK & CD-ROM & PAL VHS VIDEO
PLUS COIL 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9/10 AND GHOST STORIES ALL FOR ONLY £25: DETAILS HERE 
ONLY 14 SETS REMAINING

April
26/4/2003: MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM screening at European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany 
25/4/2003: MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM screening at LUX Open, Royal College of Art, London
18/4/2003: MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM screening at Singapore International Film Festival

March
18/3/2002: Proboscis announces four new CULTURAL SNAPSHOTS

January
URBAN TAPESTRIES receives approval for DTI funding as part of the City & Buildings Research Centre 
(Hewlett Packard Research Labs, Bristol) of the Next Wave Technologies & Markets programme.
Arts Council of England Collaborative Arts supports URBAN TAPESTRIES
MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM screening at the British Film Festival in Israel, January 2003

 

2002
November
30/11/2002: SONIC GEOGRAPHIES presentation at ULTRASOUND SYMPOSIUM, Huddersfield: details here
23/11/2002: MAPPING PERCEPTION FILM premieres in UK at Brief Encounters Film Festival,Watershed, Bristol

October
8/10/2002: MAPPING PERCEPTION BOOK & CD-ROM Published.
9/10/2002 to 3/11/2002: MAPPING PERCEPTION INSTALLATION exhibited at Cafe Gallery Projects

September
MAPPING PERCEPTION presentation at Sciart Symposium, Liverpool Biennial: 26th September 2002
12/9/2002: Dr Mark Lythgoe to present the prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Award Lecture for the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) on MAPPING PERCEPTION at the University of Leicester.

July
London Arts supports further DIFFUSION eBooks for SPECIES OF SPACES series

June
25/6/2002: Proboscis and MEDIA@LSE host PRIVATE REVERIES, PUBLIC SPACES: PUBLIC FORUM 
launch of prototypes and new website | Press Release
14/6/2002: Proboscis and INIVA host Liquid Geography Creative Lab 2
14/6/2002: Proboscis announces new series of DIFFUSION eBooks: Liquid Geography | Press Release
14/6/2002: Proboscis announces new DIFFUSION website 
4/6/2002: SoMa presentation at New York University’s Centre for Advanced Technology: details here
Arts Council of England New Media Projects Fund supports PRIVATE REVERIES, PUBLIC SPACES

May
3/5/2002: CELEBRATING GEORGES PEREC, Architectural Association
an evening celebrating Perec and marking the publication of AA Files 45/46 & DIFFUSION eBooks series, SPECIES OF SPACES
Peer2Peer Creative Labs postponed to Autumn 2002

March
22/3/2002: Proboscis and INIVA host Liquid Geography Creative Lab 1
3/3/2002: Proboscis announces new series of DIFFUSION eBooks: Species of Spaces 
Press Release for Species of Spaces

January
Arts Council of England supports Peer2Peer Creative Labs

 

2001
December 
2/12/2001: SONIC GEOGRAPHIES presentation at the Architecture Foundation as part of Calling London

November 
South East Arts supports P2P Creative Labs

October 
Proboscis launches new online publishing series: CULTURAL SNAPSHOTS

September 
PRIVATE REVERIES PUBLIC SPACES commissions for conceptual prototypes awarded to: 
Natalie Jeremijenko/Bureau of Inverse Technology (Feral Robotis Sniffer Dog) 
Ben Hooker & Shona Kitchen (Hard Shoulders and Soft Verges) and 
Rachel Baker (Platfrom).

August 
SoMa – social matrices think tank for culture: new website here.

July
Proboscis launches new website for Peer2Peer: www.peer2peer.org.uk
London Arts supports new DIFFUSION eBook series: SPECIES OF SPACES.

June 
New website for MAPPING PERCEPTION launched.
Proboscis receives major award from the Fondation Daniel Langlois, Montreal for PRIVATE REVERIES PUBLIC SPACES

May 
Proboscis announces new projects in development for 2001/2002:
PRIVATE REVERIES PUBLIC SPACESSONIC GEOGRAPHIESAUDIO HARVEST and a new series of DIFFUSION eBooks: SPECIES OF SPACES

April 
Proboscis now undertaking commissions to design and produce DIFFUSION eBooks for clients.
Peer2Peer documentation available: here
SoMa – social matrices think tank for culture inaugural event: Peer2Peer one day seminar held at the Royal College of Art
Arts Council of England adopts DIFFUSION eBook format for CODE conference essays:
Stewart Home | Matt Locke | Steve Beard

March 
Arts Council of England (Collaborative Arts Unit) supports SoMa: social matrices think tank

February 
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation supports further research and collaboration of MAPPING PERCEPTION project.

January 
SoMa – social matrices think tank for culture: aims and objectives published.

 

2000
December
1/12/2000: COIL final double issue 9/10 published.

September 
19/9/2000: PERFORMANCE NOTATIONS, the first series in the online imprint DIFFUSION eBooks goes online at www.diffusion.org.uk
4/9/2000: Proboscis publishes TOPOLOGIES RESEARCH & FEASIBILITY REPORT

August 
Ghost Stories by Pavel Büchler selected for the American Center for Design’s 23rd Design 100 Show: Not Yet the Periphery
The 23d 100 Show was chaired by Allen Hori of Bates Hori and juried by Gaye Chan of the University of Hawai’i, 
Siobhan Keaney of London, and Harmine Louwe of The Hague.

July 
7/7/2000 at the LUX CINEMA: evening of screenings celebrating forthcoming publication of final issue of COIL journal of the moving image

June 
initial research phase for TOPOLOGIES public art for public libraries initiative completed.
Proboscis awarded major funding by National Lottery through the Film Council for MAPPING PERCEPTION film

April 
Proboscis wins major Sciart Consortium Production Award for MAPPING PERCEPTION installation

March 
Proboscis awarded funding by South East Arts towards MAPPING PERCEPTION film

January 
Arts Council of England support initial research phase of TOPOLOGIES public art for public libraries initiative

 

1999
November
Arts Council of England support DIFFUSION project

September 
Proboscis awarded funds by London Production Fund towards MAPPING PERCEPTION film

June 
COIL issue 8 published

March 
Ghost Stories: stray thoughts on photography and film by Pavel Büchler published

February 
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish COIL final double issue 9/10

 

1998
September
COIL issue 7 published
London Film & Video Development Agency award grant for COIL

June
Channel Four Television awards grant from Cultural Fund for COIL

May 
COIL issue 6 published
New associate director appointed to the board: Brandon LaBelle of Errant Bodies Press, Los Angeles
Damian Jaques leaves Proboscis

April
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish Ghost Stories by Pavel Büchler

February 
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish COIL issues 7 & 8

 

1997
November
COIL screening programme at LUX Cinema: films by Brothers Quay, Walerian Borowczyk, Clio Barnard & Jayne Parker

September 
COIL issue 5 published

June 
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish COIL issue 6

May
Channel Four Television awards grant from Cultural Fund for COIL

February 
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish COIL issue 5

January 
COIL issue 4 published

 

1996
November
Proboscis incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (non profit)
Founding Directors: Giles Lane, Damian Jaques & Joan Johnston

October 
COIL journal of the moving image featured in Life/Live exhibition at ARC – Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

June 
COIL issue 3 published
Proboscis moves into shared office with MUTE Magazine in Curtain Road, Shoreditch

January 
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish COIL issues 3 & 4

 

1995
December
Channel Four Television awards grant from Cultural Fund for COIL

November
COIL issue 2 published & launched at Glasgow Film & Video Workshop

June 
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish COIL issue 2

March 
COIL issue 1 published & launched at 152c Gallery, Brick Lane, London

 

1994
December
Arts Council of England awards grant to publish COIL issue 1

June
Proboscis founded by Giles Lane and Damian Jaques as a partnership to publish COIL journal of the moving image