1. SHOW & TELL: Julie Freeman

    Calling all women artists/techies/tinkerers!

    Come and join Julie Freeman introducing the technicalities of her latest work in the next MzTEK P2P show ‘n’ tell.

    Julie recently returned from ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) in Belfast at the end of August, where she showed the piece Specious Dialogue III.

    Specious Dialogue III consists of a pair of movable, sculptural concrete forms that house wireless audio playback systems. Mounted on pairs of swivel castors the forms are designed to be played with – pushed, rolled, kicked and shoved around the exhibition space. They are physical audio curiosities with personality.
    Julie will be discussing the story of the work from the initial commission through to version 3.  She will talk about how she built it from sourcing and constructing the concrete forms, to the writing of the Max>/MSP patch as well as the development of the piece through the sound recording and editing. She will be accompanied by sound producer Dan Grigson (Grantby) who will give hands-on hints and tips on voice-over recording, editing and formating.


    Specious Dialogue was commissioned by Cybersonica for Soundwaves 07 and has been shown in London, Luxembourg, Dublin and Limerick.

    December 3rd, 6pm – 8pm
    Space,  129 – 131 Mare St, Hackney, London, E8 3RH
    How to get there… http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/contact/SPACE/
    Please feel free to bring refreshments

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  2. Hair raising harmonies!

    THIS SUNDAY 28th JUNE, 12 noon – 2pm – Pizza and hair of the dog at Sal’s place.

    Following from her excellent ‘make music with your hair’ workshop at Eclectic Tech Carnival (/ETC) in Umea, Sweden, Joan is up for doing it again for MzTEK.  Check out the blog post I wrote on the workshop at /ETC for an idea of what it in-tales (ha ha!)

    RSVP to info@mztek.org for workshop location, Shoreditch area.



    Joan Healy is in town to perform Becoming a Franz West TONIGHT (wed 24th) at Shunt

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  3. Next P2P workshop – Photoshop

    Calling women MzTEKers and techies!

    Photoshop Workshop

    The next Peer2 Peer workshop is going to be a  Photoshop workshop lead by Laura.

    date for your diary… 14th MAY from 7pm – 9pm

    Laura is keen to know what you want to know (photoshop for web? photoshop for photographers?), and what level you would like the workshop to be aimed at (beginners intro or advanced skills and techniques?). Please RSVP with thoughts and requirements to info@mztek.org or leave a comment on this post.

    Although this will be mainly a photoshop workshop (a useful tool as it is the media industry standard), Laura will also take some time to introduce in brief some of the Open Source tools available for image processing, such as
    Inkscape (for vectors)
    If your are interested we will arrange another geek-out with pizza session to explore these tools in more depth.

    the workshop will take place at SPACE media in Hackney
    129 – 131 Mare St
    E8 3RH

    14th May  7pm – 9pm

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