Access Space Small Research & Development Bursary 2011

Richard Bolam has been awarded the Access Space Small Research & Development (R&D) Bursary 2011, which is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Access Space arts programme.

He will be spending one day a week on-site at Access Space, Sheffield, beginning 8th March 2011, carrying out technical and production research towards Flying Monkey TV’s “Missing Link” interface project.

The Flying Monkey TV Missing Link is a proposed multi-protocol hardware interface to connect multiple digital stills cameras to enable simultaneous time-lapse capture. The device will use a number of technologies including RS232 serial, Universal Serial Bus (USB), Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Infrared (IR) and radio to synchronise capture from multiple sources in different locations, in different parts of the country, even across continents.

The bursary supports research and development and he will be gathering together many existing free and open-source technical resources, and publishing the work online. The resulting design may be suitable for manufacture in the Access Space Fab Lab.

Flying Monkey TV is a collaborative project conceived by Richard Bolam and Matt Lewis, making low-impact and playful documentary videos.

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