I created the interactive BugBox for 'Curiovan: Explorium of Natural Wonderment' in response to their challenge to depict "beauty, brutality and complexity of nature" any medium they wanted, any approach as long as it fitted within the confines of a matchbox.
A world in miniature, a magical natural history collection, funded by Arts Council England,
Curiovan is curated around an imagined Victorian explorer's library packed with cabinets of
This is just the beginning of my study and I intend to play with the possibilities and see where they lead. I have begun my research by exploring childhood memories. As a child I loved collecting bugs, tadpoles, wild flowers etc. I created an App as part of an exploration of what can be achieved with visual programming. It’s called the 'Bugbox'
at Edge Hill University CAKE Conference, July 2014:
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