supermanoeuvre (Iain Maxwell & David Pigram) and Mesne (Paul Nicholas & Tim Schork) have won the 2011 Powerhouse International Lace Award in the Digital Multimedia section.

Their collaborative project Pricking was chosen from out of 700 entries from 33 countries. Pricking proposes a custom-made digital construction kit for lace-making, which diffuses the conventional roles of designer and consumer. This will take the form of an interactive interface that allows users to playfully craft and explore the algorithmic procedures of lace-making.

The work will be displayed at the Powerhouse Museum as part of the ‘Love Lace‘ exhibition in Sydney Australia from July 2011.

Dave Pigram is Course Director of the UTS Master of Advanced Architecture in Digital Technologies degree program.