1. E&C Mini Maker Fair

    MzTEK will be there! See our famous Chi-TEK teapots, workshop projects, wearable tech projects, soft-circuites, hardware, Hacked Human Orchestra, and more…


    6th July 2013

    Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

    It’s free, but make sure you register here to attend.


    London College of Communication Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB


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  2. Data as Culture: Open Day

    The Open Data Institute (ODI) and MzTEK invite you to the Data as Culture Open Day on 16 March 2013, 12pm – 6pm.

    The Data as Culture collection is set in the offices of the ODI, and aims to bring tangible interventions into the mass accretion of data around us. This is an opportunity to see the artworks in the collection and speak to the curators and some of the artists.

    Vending Machine

    Informal presentations from 2.30pm – 4pm, refreshments provided.

    Confirmed Artists

    Ellie Harrison, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Phill Archer, Benedikt Gross

    Learn more about the artists and the artworks.


    Open Data Institute, 3rd Floor, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE


    16 March 2013, 12pm – 6pm,  informal presentations take place between 2.30 – 4pm.

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  3. MzTEK Exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre

    To mark the 95th Anniversary of The Representation of the People Act, which first allowed women to vote, Norwich Arts Centre has commissioned MzTEK to exhibit a selection of artefacts and photographs illustrating our work over the last 4 years.

    Artefacts will include projects devised and developed through MzTEK workshops, the Hacked Human Orchestra wearable instruments, e-textiles, hardware, and the a selection of the amazing teapots from our Chi-TEK showcase of technologically modified teapots.

    We will also be running a soft-circuit a workshop at 9th March at Norwich Arts Centre. More details coming soon.

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  4. Data as Culture at the ODI

    Some exciting news! This week sees the opening of the exciting Data as Culture art showcase installed at the Open Data Institute

    In curating the showcase for the ODI we wanted to select a range of works that would not just reflect different data sources, but that would challenge our understanding of what data is, and how it may affect and reflect our lives.  The works range from geomagnetic data visualisations, to wall painted cellular automata, to tabloid newspapers of search term trend graphs – all tangible interventions into the mass accretion of data around us.

     Semiconductor’s 20Hz (2011)

    Martin John Callanan’s Text Trends (2012) 

    As data becomes more accessible to artists, as it opens up for use as a raw material, we are seeing more of its integration into works that explore environmental socio-political and economic aspects of society. By utilising data in an experiential way, this selection of works pulls data out of the virtual domain and into our physical world. We hope the exhibition provokes discussion around what open data is, how it informs and affects us, and how we interpret it in a way that is meaningful.

    Find out more about the commissioned Artists and the Artworks.

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    Viewing is by appointment. Please contact the ODI at info@theodi.org.



  5. ODI Data-driven Arts Commission Artists

    We’re very excited to announce the artists selected for the ODI Data-driven Art Commission.  The selected artists represent the diversity of work in the field. Between them they have utilised a variety of data sources that explore potential impacts on the world around us.

    The Artists:

    Existing work commissions

    Ellie Harrison
    Benedikt Groß & Bertrand Clerc
    La Société Anonyme
    Fabio Lattanzi Antinori
    Martin John Callanan

    New work commissions

    Phil Archer
    Ben Garrod

    More details about the commissioned works will be available shortly.