Chris Gaul is a designer and artist who works with everyday objects to create moments of mindfulness in everyday life. Chris studied Visual Communication Design and International Studies at UTS and went on to teach in the UTS School of Design.
In 2012, Chris became the UTS Library’s first Creative in Residence. The program was initiated to assist the Library during a period of change, as it prepared to store 80% of the physical collection in the Library Retrieval System (LRS) and planned for the new Library building (now UTS Central).
The UTS Library Spectrogram reinterprets the Dewey Decimal System as a palette of colours with each colour representing number ranges from the system. The Spectogram was implemented as an interactive tool for searching the UTS Library’s online catalogue, allowing the user to then refine search results by subject area. The outcomes of Chris’s residency were showcased in his exhibition Shelf Life, which also included the Library Frequency Tuner and the Call Number Telephone. Find out more about his residency via his blog.