INITIAL REFERENCES & iNSPIRATION
10,000 hour rule
(Anders Ericsson 1992, Malcolm Gladwel 2004) 
 
Solar Sinter      
www.markuskayser.com/
 
The idea of a tree – recorder 1      
www.mischertraxler.com/projects_the_idea_of_a_tree_recorder_one.html
 
Rotational moulded shoe. Marloes ter Bhömer    
www.todayandtomorrow.net/2009/03/12/rotational-moulded-shoe/
 
Device for experiencing lightening strike       
http://andrewfriend.co.uk/lightning.html
 
The other volcano    
www.nellyben.com/projects/the-other-volcano/
 
The soyuz chair     
www.nellyben.com/projects/the-soyuz-chair-2/
 
Menstruation machine – sputniko    
www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/09/an-artists-menstruation-machine.html
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2011/feb/18/menstruation-machine-video
 
Natural Deselection – Tim Simpson 
(should be in machines that measure and count… )   
www.trendhunter.com/trends/natural-deselection-by-tim-simpson
 
The centre for genomicgastronomy and mutagenic meals  
www.genomicgastronomy.com/
 
Fancy Cat Club    
www.somewhere.org.uk/cats/ 
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2011/02/cat-fancy-club.php
 
Tuur Van Balen – Pigeons & Synthetic immune system.    
www.tuurvanbalen.com/projects/pigeon-dor
www.tuurvanbalen.com/projects/synthetic-immune-system
 
Cruiser Charisma  
www.jonas-loh.com/cruisercharisma.php
 
The five obstructions – Lars van Trier and Jorgen Leth   
http://worldfilm.about.com/od/scandinavianfilm/fr/5obstructions.htm
http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2011/09/the-power-of-making.php
 
Interview with Jan Bolen – Director of Z33
http://www.arterritory.com/en/texts/interviews/538-between_art_and_design,_without_borders/1/
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Organisations are no longer required for people to be organised. And amateur’s are passionate about what they do.  The change, Charles Leadbeater tells us, is that they want to do it to very high standards. On one hand, this can have economic implications but it can also lead to alternative ideologies and systems. With growing social networks, the diversity of specialist areas opening up to the amateur is also expanding.
 
 *The Pro-Am Revolution: How enthusiasts are changing our economy and society  (2005) Charles Leadbeater/ Demos Think Tank publication…http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_leadbeater_on_innovation.html
 
Design a device/machine which enables an amateur to do something that an amateur has never been able to do before.
 
Notes on Scientific Models (from Wikipedia):
All scientific models are simplified reflections of reality, but, despite their inherent falsity, they are nevertheless extremely useful. A science model is also a way in which the human thought processes can be amplified. A simulation brings a model to life and shows how a particular object or phenomenon will behave.
 
STAGE ONE: Sketch & Speculate. Using lo-fi 3D modelling techniques and film.
STAGE TWO:  Make it real (convincing), to a very high level.  
either 
– a full scale working model
– a complex material model
– a hybrid simulation, using detailed props and film.