Dominic Wilcox

Dominic Wilcox


Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects.

Recent projects include the design of a pair of shoes with inbuilt GPS to guide the wearer home, a Binaudios device to listen to the sounds of a city, a race against a 3D Printer at the V&A and a stained glass driverless car of the future.

Designer Thomas Heatherwick had this to say on Wilcox's invention drawings, "Dominic Wilcox's drawings aren't just witty and beautifully drawn, they are serious challenges to the real world to keep looking at itself with innocent eyes, wondering what else is possible."


The search for inspiration

Come in, sit down and take an inspiration pill I have concocted. Well, you can hear the ingredients first in the form of this talk.

I spend most of my life attempting to find ideas wherever they may be hidden. I've convinced myself that within everything that surrounds us there are hundreds of brilliant ideas waiting to be found, we just have to look hard enough.

Experimentation, self imposed potential public humiliation, bathing and the usefulness of bad eyesight are just some of the things I use in my obsessive and desperate search for inspiration.

This talk takes a speedy journey through my ideas and the stories of how I found them including the methods I use to defeat that nasty creative block virus that is going around.

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