The Pecha Kucha presentation format of '20 slides in 20 seconds' worked brilliantly (apart from a few technical issues!). It was great getting a 'good grubby' overview of several topics. Claire Potter was a brilliant discovery. Not only did I learn that 'twitten' is a Sussex word (a combination of betwixt and between) but that she provides urban foraging walks. It's been a while since I've done one and could definitely do with a refresher or I'll be at risk of indiscriminately eating random bits.
Kate Jenkins – crocheter extraordinaire – talked about her latest exhibition, Kate's Plaice the Stitchmongers which is absolutely delightful. You can check it out this month – 19 and 20 December to be exact – at the Cameron Contemporary Gallery in Hove. The 'squid and ink' image below doesn't do justice to her work but I had to include it. It's a squid!
Then Christina from Street Diner also gave a talk and considering I'm a big – HUGE – fan of street food and in particular, Dead Good Burrito, it was really interesting to learn how they started out and all of the additional projects they're now engaged with.
But of course mostly it was great to see the wonderful and innovative Sarah Hyndman. She presented some of her results from the Type Tasting surveys which revealed interesting results. Her surveys show how much fonts can affect our ability to follow a recipe or how expensive chocolate tastes. And this is using a comparison of 'classic' fonts (one serif, one sans) rather than say, Fette Fraktur versus Helvetica.
Oh, and the food from Silo was really.. mmmmm. I'll be back!