[spectre] WE LOVE TECHNOLOGY + DIGITAL RESEARCH UNIT WORKSHOPS
lisa at blinkmedia.org
Tue Jun 5 17:51:05 CEST 2007
*WE LOVE TECHNOLOGY + DIGITAL RESEARCH UNIT WORKSHOPS*
We Love Technology, a showcase event dedicated to the creative use and
(mis)use of technology kicks off with a series of pre-event workshops in
Huddersfield next month.
With a packed programme led by audio, interactive architecture and games
pioneers, WLT07 offers an antidote to the conventional conference
format. Guest speakers include Sky Ear designer Usman Haque, urban
screens expert Mirjam Struppek, Digital WellBeing Labs’ Alex Grunsteidl,
who will be reviewing technology for the ideal home, and Bitfall
designer Julius Popp who creates displays from droplets of water. The
evening session includes performances by Tom Betts and his Gameboy set,
Coep’s astounding percussion supremo Jaxson Payne, plus DJ sets from
V3ector and Huddersfield’s own, Player Please.
WLT is an annual creative technology showcase programmed by Blink,
compered by Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor, Education New Media at
Channel 4, hosted by The Media Centre, and supported by University of
Huddersfield and Screen Yorkshire. It is important to note that WLT07 is
an intimate affair so places are limited. Registration forms available
to download on www.welovetechnology.org.
DIGITAL RESEARCH UNIT WORKSHOPS
Leading up to WLT07 members of the Digital Research Unit will run a
series of three-day hands-on technology workshops designed to suit
people of all ages and abilities.
So if you’ve always tempted to ‘void the warrantee’, why not let Tile
Toy creators Tuomo Tammenpää and Daniel Blackburn show you how to build
your own electronic instruments; Artist-in-Residence Andy Gracie walk
you through environmental microbiology and digital networks; goto10 help
you use sensors, knobs and switches to generate sound; and gamers Alison
Mealey and Tom Betts teach you how to modifying computer games software.
And much more besides. Sign up today to get skilled up and ready to take
on the world.
DRU Workshops 2+3+4 / 9+10+11 + 12 July the Media Centre and Bates Mill.
Please note most of the DRU Workshops are free but some need a
contribution to cover materials. Workshops are limited to 10 participants.
Contact Lisa Roberts for more information and booking
lisa at blinkmedia.org and check the web site for updates on all schedules
Blink, The Old Caretakers House, J L Brierley Mills, Quay Street,
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 6QT www.blinkmedia.org
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