Category Archives: INNOVATION

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)

Novalia Interactive Poster – Kickstarter Video


Novalia is an award winning technology company based in Cambridge, UK. They combine conductive print and capacitive touch to create smart surfaces that act as sensors and speakers. They wirelessly connect the digital world to the physical through the touch of your fingertips. They wanted to raise money through  Kickstarter and I filmed their pitch.

British Council – Spoof

In order to make what became the video “What has the British Council Ever Done For Me”  a film made  for Counterpoint who are the cultural relations thinktank of the British Council I decided to first  ‘sketch’ out my idea.  I therefore played all the character types I wanted to have in  the final video,  just to give me some kind of idea as to how it might look. It was such a success that I decided it was worthy of showing it in its own right.  Both films were shown at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK.

i-Teams at C4CC


i-Teams offers a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to build go-to-market strategies for ground-breaking university technologies and inventions. Bringing together university researchers with multidisciplinary teams of the brightest students and experienced business mentors. These teams worked together to help SME’s working out of C4CC to grow their business.

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.

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.