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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.

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.

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. Wiley

.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 cu... Read More about 2.5D Printing Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications.

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.

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.

Reproduction of 16th century multi-colour Chiaroscuro Woodblock Prints using digital technologies (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C., Olen, M., Ortiz-Segovia, M., Baar, T., & McCallion, P. (2017, September). Reproduction of 16th century multi-colour Chiaroscuro Woodblock Prints using digital technologies. Poster presented at Blocks Plates Stones Conference

Inspired by 16th century multi colour Chiaroscuro Woodblock Prints, we have sought to develop methods to recreate blocks from existing onscreen images or from printed facsimiles, by measuring colours and colour separation methods to create individual... Read More about Reproduction of 16th century multi-colour Chiaroscuro Woodblock Prints using digital technologies.

From CMYK to RGB (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2017, June). From CMYK to RGB. Presented at First Impressions

For over a century, commercial printers and artists have sought to colour separate pictures using half toning methods and process colours of cyan magenta yellow and black to reproduce full colour prints. New developments in inks and pigments have tur... Read More about From CMYK to RGB.

Colour design theories and applications (2017)
Book Chapter
Parraman, C. (2017). Colour design theories and applications. In J. Best (Ed.), COLOUR DESIGN Theories and Applications Second EditionElsevier Woodhead

In recent years there has been revolution in many technologies, sciences, digital, globalisation and increase global shift rate to urban living at a macro scale, before 2050 80% of the world’s population will be living in cities. Living longer, healt... Read More about Colour design theories and applications.

Colour printing techniques (2017)
Book Chapter
Parraman, C. (2017). Colour printing techniques. In J. Best (Ed.), Colour design: Theories and applicationWoodhead Publishing Ltd

Invited chapter in the book Colour Design: Theories and Applications. In PART 3 COLOUR, DESIGN AND COLORATION this chapter covers: - Hardcopy colour: analogue versus digital - Colour theory in relation to printing - Overview of halftoning and... Read More about Colour printing techniques.

2017 colour by numbers, thinking through making lecture series, Arnolfini, Bristol (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C. (2017, March). 2017 colour by numbers, thinking through making lecture series, Arnolfini, Bristol. Presented at Thinking Through Making Lecture Series

During the latter half of the 20th century, in the age of mechanical reproduction, a common preoccupation with the term ‘original print’ was the printmaker’s ability to create exactly repeatable images. In the 21st century, and due to the impact of d... Read More about 2017 colour by numbers, thinking through making lecture series, Arnolfini, Bristol.

The material image: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art (2016)
Journal Article
Parraman, C. (2016). The material image: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art. International Journal of Arts Theory and History, 11(4), 33-44

Since the introduction of computers, there has been a desire to improve the appearance of computer-generated objects in virtual spaces and to display the objects within complex scenes exactly as they appear in reality. This is a straightforward proce... Read More about The material image: Artists’ approaches to reproducing texture in art.

How red is Cadmium red? (2016)
Journal Article
Parraman, C., & Mottram, J. (2016). How red is Cadmium red?

Interest in the colour reproduction of artworks and artefacts is gaining more significance, as it is now recognised that some artefacts are too delicate to be exhibited and some important landmarks are no longer around due to damage by war or climate... Read More about How red is Cadmium red?.