Category Archives: TECH

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.

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.

Open Plaques

As an Artist In Residence at Centre for Creative Collaboration it is my job to document activities around the centre. Open Plaques was one such group that came to the centre.  Open Plaques is a community-based project begun in 2009 which documents, catalogs and promotes commemorative plaques installed on buildings and other public landmarks in the UK and beyond with the aim of making its website and database these historical markers.

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.

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.

Stabby Man

You may not know but I not only do I make video but I also work as an Artist and just one of the items I have made is Stabby Man.  Stabby Man is a very silly felt fabric man I made and sell on that site. You can stab Stabby Man in the underpants and his eyes will light up. Heart Man on the other hand is much sweeter, to get his eyes to light up all you need to do is squeeze his hand.

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 🙂