Category Archives: HACKERS

STEAM Camp For Girls

Community Bridge Video and Tech Liminal are offering another week-long camp for middle school girls interested in STEAM. Featuring hands-on activities, this is a great opportunity to encourage your middle school child to pursue interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Girls will create content for a website about their experiences and….

  • Program HTML & CSS to customize web pages.
  • Make wearable electronics to light up clothing.
  • Explore the mathematics of origami.
  • Creative writing and doodling for the website blog.
  • Build and play with Minecraft.
  • Make a hyperlapse movie.
  • 3-D print a cookie cutter

Dinosaurs and a Raspberry Pi

One of the Isle of Wight’s most popular attractions – a horde of animatronic dinosaurs! had a makeover last week (10th- 11th October) with a Raspberry Pi. This video is a general overview of how the two day event went.

Staff at Blackgang Chine, (where the dinosaurs roam around) were instructed by Lucy Rogers, and Neil Ford on how to hack the electronics the Dinosaurs came with using a Raspberry Pi. Taking inspiration from staff member Mark Butler who had already successfully got the T-Rex working on a Pi, a group of enthusiastic would-be hackers sat around and learned how to use Node Red for the code running it on a Raspberry Pi.

MzTEK and Guerilla Science: Hacked Human Orchestra

MzTEK joined forces with Guerrilla Science, Shauna Concannon (PhD Media Arts and Technology Engineer) and artists Kobakant to design wearable instruments. In a weekend workshop, women spent a day reproducing  electronic instruments and sonic soft-circuits to produce the most amazing Hacked Human Orchestra EVER!
I made this video as part of my Artist In Residence position at The Centre for Creative Collaboration on June 30th 2012. You can see this video on Guerrilla Science’s website here.

Spatialised Instrument – Misha Smith

I was employed by Fulcrum TV to make a short video about Misha Smith’s Music Machine, also refered to as Spatialised Instrument as part of a pitch to the BBC in the hope of securing a commission to make a documentary about him and his wonderful construction. The film was made over a period of weeks and is one of the more involved kinds of video I make. Misha’s project is a flexible, sonic architectural series of structures that explores and questions the relationships between instrument, player, composer, audience and location. It is a musical instrument, an event, an installation and a sonic landscape. It is currently installed at The Centre For Creative Collaboration (C4CC)

Interview with MzTEK

MzTEK is a non-profit organisation with the aim of addressing the imbalance of women artists working in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology. MzTEK is supported by Hackney arts institution [ SPACE ], and the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Kings Cross, where they  hosted a range of workshops, talks, and self-initiated tinker sessions. In this video, MzTEK talks about moving in to C4CC and what MzTEK are and do.

Wicked Device at Maker Fayre 2012 in Bay Area

 

Dirk Swart of Wicked Device talks about Sketch Garden from Maker Fayre Bay Area 2012. Sketch Garden lets you upload sketches to your Nanode over the web instead of with an FTDI cable. You develop your sketches in the Arduino environment as normal, compile and upload them to Sketch Garden.

Home Camp 4 “Hack the House”

Homecamp brings together members of the technical community interested in using open systems and low cost, often re-purposed hardware to bring around a positive change in the way we use energy and appliances around the home. Homecamp 4 brought those  working with technology, whether software, hardware or web based applications to meet at an informal “unconference” held at C4CC to offer presentations, workshops, mash-ups and hack sessions with the aim of sharing information and furthering the development of the open energy community. Of the four presentations that day we hear from Ken Boak – inventor of Nanode.

 

 

YRS: Pupil Data Set


Rewired State and Young Rewired State were given access to the National Pupil Dataset, made available courtesy of The Department For Education over the weekend of July 7th – 8th, 2012. It’s not everyday you get to interview Michael Gove MP who was, at the time, The Education Secretary.  This video gives the viewer an overview of what was covered and discussed over the weekend.  This hack was based around the National Pupil Dataset, a vast and unique dataset that includes the anonymized national public exam results of around 600,000 English schoolchildren through key stages 2, 4 and 5. The Department for Education pre-released the dataset so that both they and the public could better understand it, and also wanted to identify any security risks or obvious stories in the data before public release.

YRS: Festival of Code 2012

This video was commissioned by Emma Mulqueeny to thank all those who supported Young Rewired State – Festival of Code 2012. It was made in collaboration with ipad artist Paul Kercal. It can be seen on Paul’s site here. I would love to work with him again, so if you want to commission us we would be really happy to make an film for you 🙂