Bold Visual Narrative

Bold is the creative practice of Leon Butler. We are interested in telling stories and exploring new ways of look at and using technology to help us tell those stories.

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Volumetric Capture Lab

The 5th edition of the H&D Summer Academy focuses on topics relating to the (human, post-human, trans-human, non-human) body and its interdependence with technology. By creating shared moments of learning and unlearning, H&D invites participating makers to discuss topics related to ubiquitous computing, disappearance of interfaces, transhumanism, digitized bodies, biometric data, agency of user, representation and citizenship.

The goal of the Volumetric Capture Lab was to expose participants of all levels to the ability to utilize volumetric capture experiences for creative purposes. Created with Tanya Ermolaeva we introduced examples and theory around volumetric capture and together we created interactive experiences based on the body, ways to illustrate the different worlds and how people communicate.

The emergence of volumetric filming making has added a new paradigm in the creation of work in which the user can explore the spaces. While some of the solutions in creating this work are prohibitively expensive there is also a thriving open source movement who have hacked hardware and created software to capture performance and space.


Hackers & Designers is an initiative that brings two professions closer to each other in order to develop a common vocabulary and collective design concepts. Since the first H&D meet-ups in 2013, H&D has developed an extensive network of designers, artists, software developers, researchers, scientists, and theoreticians. Traditionally Hackers & Designers activities consist of hands-on short workshops and deal with topics such as web technologies, Peer 2 Peer networks, crypto currencies, typography, conditional design, printmaking, and simple hardware constructions.