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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

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.

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.

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.

What is Collaboration Part 1of 2

I was asked to speak and run a workshop at New Art Exchange in June 2014  on the topic of “Collaboration” for Real Creative Futures.  I wanted to interview those who work out of The Centre for Creative Collaboration where I am an Artist In Residence about their experiences of working in collaboration with others. What it means to them and how it operated in their working practice. I split it into two half, you can see here What is Collaboration Part 2of 2.

What Is Collaboration? Part 2of 2

I was asked to speak and run a workshop at New Art Exchange in June 2014  on the topic of “Collaboration” for Real Creative Futures.  I wanted to interview those who work out of The Centre for Creative Collaboration where I am an Artist In Residence about their experiences of working in collaboration with others. What it means to them and how it operated in their working practice. I split it into two half, you can see  first half here,  What is Collaboration Part 1 of 2.

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.