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Sid Smith and Jim Bicknell-Knight


Word In Transit #1

Verbal description is a way of using words to represent the visual world. This kind of description enables persons who are blind or visually impaired to form a mental image of what they cannot see. Verbal description has been used to make visual information accessible in film, television, and, more recently, in museums. In museums, verbal description may be used before, after, or during a standard gallery tour. Having a lecturer who can respond to particular questions and engage museum visitors in thought-provoking conversation is one way of providing descriptions of works of art. Additionally, descriptions may be provided in the form of an audioguide, enabling museums to develop an archive of narratives for specific works of art.
Usually verbal descriptions might start with the standard information found on a museum's object label: artist, nationality, title, date, mediums, dimensions, and the custodian or location of the work. These are bits of information available to one set of people (the visually able) but not to another (the visually impaired). Ideas on the other hand are not something rooted in physicality, they are neither hard or soft, long or short, here or there. It is these ideas that will take president during our time, taking the audience through the cognitive process around the conceptual production of a work (or works) in question.

Sid Smith and Jim Bicknell-Knight 


Word In Transit 2 - Art Licks Weekend


Sid and Jim present a leaflet detailing other artworks happening on the London Underground XCommisions have teamed up with word in transit in Association with Art Licks Weekend 2017: Finding Solutions.

ENTIRE LINE (publication) 
Sid & Jim (@sid_smith , @jimbicknellknight
For Word in Transit 3 - Campfire Tales, Sid & Jim presented a short children's storyabout Bussy, the proposed Citymapperbus service.


The bus is being introduced by the company to ‘plug the gaps’ in the city that TFL neglects. The story will imagine how Bussy deals with the changing landscape of the city, from the ‘rejuvenation’ of areas as well rising sky scrapers that confuse Bussy’s GPS as a result of multi-path interference.


Like a young adult leaving home Bussy deals with feelings of guilt, liberation, and a general curiosity of the mysteries of the world outside the Internet and the city.

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