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Colour deceives continually (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C., & Klein, S. (2021, January). Colour deceives continually. Presented at Electronic Imaging 2021, Color Imaging XXVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, online

This paper explores the relationship between additive and subtractive mixing for printing colour. Using mica pigments that are based on additive colour mixing principles, that when combined, create white. Although currently used for decorative effect... Read More about Colour deceives continually.

Printing the light (2021)
Journal Article
Parraman, C., & Klein, S. (2021). Printing the light. Coloration Technology, 137(1), 86-89. https://doi.org/10.1111/cote.12523

This paper explores the relationship between additive and subtractive mixing for colour printing. Using Spectraval mica pigments (Merck)—marketed as RGB pigments—colour is generated by selective reflection and prints are based on additive colour mixi... Read More about Printing the light.

The art of the maker – Craft, design and technology in the 21st century (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2020, October). The art of the maker – Craft, design and technology in the 21st century. Presented at Printing for Fabrication, Japan (online)

Invention, innovation and insight are keywords for any technologist and designer working in the academic or commercial sector. In the twenty-first century, a wealth of new and emerging materials, alongside digital methods for the manufacture of produ... Read More about The art of the maker – Craft, design and technology in the 21st century.

Retrieving the ancient colours: Artistic practice as a tool for heritage reconstruction (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Trujillo Vazquez, A., Klein, S., Calvet, X. A., & Parraman, C. (in press). Retrieving the ancient colours: Artistic practice as a tool for heritage reconstruction

The frieze of the Palace of the stuccoes, dated between the 5 th and 6 th century BC, was a polychrome Maya relief discovered in the 1907 in Yucatán, Mexico. It was documented in watercolours and hand tinted photographs by Adela Breton. After years o... Read More about Retrieving the ancient colours: Artistic practice as a tool for heritage reconstruction.

The reconstruction of the appearance of the Acancéh frieze by 2.5D printing (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Klein, S., Trujillo Vazquez, A., Calvet, X. A., & Parraman, C. (in press). The reconstruction of the appearance of the Acancéh frieze by 2.5D printing

The aim of the project is to reconstruct the appearance of the Maya frieze of the Palace of the Stuccoes in Acancéh Yucatán, dating from c. 350 BC to AD 850. The frieze itself is destroyed by now but was documented by Adela Breton in 1907. Her waterc... Read More about The reconstruction of the appearance of the Acancéh frieze by 2.5D printing.

Transplant (2020)
Book
Fahy, N., Lightfoot, S., Mandrile, C., & McDonagh, T. (2020). C. Parraman (Ed.), Transplant. (Printed Edition of 200). Bristol: Impact Press

Urban lighthouses and a tactile city (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C., & D'Agnano, F. (2020, June). Urban lighthouses and a tactile city. Paper presented at AMPS Architecture, Media, Politics, Society, Online

Wayfinding strategies for visually impaired are fundamental for providing social inclusion, a better quality of life, a level of independency and urban accessibility for people with special needs. Recent digital technologies can provide significant b... Read More about Urban lighthouses and a tactile city.

Urban Lighthouses (2020)
Presentation / Conference
D'Agnano, F., Parraman, C., & Roberton, N. (2020, June). Urban Lighthouses. Paper presented at CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART, MEDIA, Canterbury, UK

Wayfinding strategies for visually impaired are fundamental to provide social inclusion, a better quality of life, level of independency and urban accessibility to people with special needs. Recent digital technologies are a great help (GPS localizat... Read More about Urban Lighthouses.

Historical 2.5D photomechanical printing (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Klein, S., & Parraman, C. (2019). Historical 2.5D photomechanical printing. In Proceedings of the Imaging Conference JAPAN 2019, (215-217)

One of the technological achievements of the 19th century was the mass reproduction of photographic images. Woodburytype was the first commercially successful photomechanical continuous tone printing method, of unsurpassed quality until today, and, a... Read More about Historical 2.5D photomechanical printing.

Reproducing Images: Colour and Texture (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2019, October). Reproducing Images: Colour and Texture. Presented at APPAMAT - Material Appearance Workshop, Sorbonne University, Paris

This presentation will explore the relationship between the appearance of colour and materials and how these are captured as paintings and photographs. It will also explore parallels between paintings made by old masters of Still Life and Trompe l’Oe... Read More about Reproducing Images: Colour and Texture.

Printing the Muses: Reimaging digital musical instruments through 2.5D printing (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Parraman, C., & Gaster, B. (2019). Printing the Muses: Reimaging digital musical instruments through 2.5D printing

The objective is to explore cross-disciplinary methods of converting musical terms for tactile interfaces, thus enabling people unfamiliar in creating music to be explorative through the development of novel musical interfaces. The project involves w... Read More about Printing the Muses: Reimaging digital musical instruments through 2.5D printing.

Fun with Interfaces (SVG Interfaces for Musical Expression) (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Gaster, B., Nathan, R., & Carinna, P. (2019, August). Fun with Interfaces (SVG Interfaces for Musical Expression). Paper presented at 7th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling, and Design

In this paper we address the design and implementation of custom controller interfaces, bridging the issue of user mapping between action and sound in interactive music systems. A simple framework utilizing functional specifications for musical inter... Read More about Fun with Interfaces (SVG Interfaces for Musical Expression).

2.5D Printing: Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D applications (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C., & Ortiz Segovia, M. V. (2019, July). 2.5D Printing: Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D applications. Presented at Imaging Conference JAPAN 2019

In our fast evolving manufacturing world, as more things are designed and created digitally, how do we bridge the gap between images we see on screen and how these are physically reproduced? How convincing are these? As more images are digitally repr... Read More about 2.5D Printing: Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D applications.

RTI for RGB: Photographing mica based inks on black paper using reflectance transform imaging (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C., & Klein, S. (2019, April). RTI for RGB: Photographing mica based inks on black paper using reflectance transform imaging. Paper presented at Transactions: Imaging/Art/Science: Image Quality, Content & Aesthetics

Over the last century printers rely on the combination of halftones and subtractive CMYK ink primaries to translate an image on screen into a colour print on paper. This is certainly commercially expedient for many industrial applications. However, t... Read More about RTI for RGB: Photographing mica based inks on black paper using reflectance transform imaging.

How to weave a rainbow? Artists’ approaches to the phenomenology of colour and printing with red green and blue (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2018, September). How to weave a rainbow? Artists’ approaches to the phenomenology of colour and printing with red green and blue. Paper presented at IMPACT 10 - ENCUENTRO

Artists have been expert at transcribing the world around us through many different materials - from pigments to photons. This presentation presents an evolution of scientific measuring and mapping colour, alongside artists’ responses to spectral col... Read More about How to weave a rainbow? Artists’ approaches to the phenomenology of colour and printing with red green and blue.

2.5D Printing Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications (2018)
Book
Parraman, C., & Ortiz Segovia, M. V. (2018). 2.5D Printing Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications. Chichester: Wiley

2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications examines the relationship between two- and three-dimensional printing and explores the current ideas, methods, and applications. It provides insights about the diversity of our material c... Read More about 2.5D Printing Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications.

The tactile mapping project – partnership with CFPR – the potential of partnership (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2018, May). The tactile mapping project – partnership with CFPR – the potential of partnership. Presented at You Are Here

Bristol Legible City is a unique concept to improve people’s understanding and experience of the city through identity, information, transport and public art projects. The first of its kind in the world, legible city projects now extend to over 30 ci... Read More about The tactile mapping project – partnership with CFPR – the potential of partnership.

The art of printing in the digital age (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2018, May). The art of printing in the digital age. Presented at Hong Kong Open Printshop Lecture

Technology has had an enormous influence on Artists, and yet time and again, Artists have demonstrated how they use and subvert print technology for their own creative requirements. The impact of new materials, digital printing, disruptive technologi... Read More about The art of printing in the digital age.