1. MzTEK at Digital Shoreditch!

    Yesterday Digital Shoreditch kicked off for its second year, celebrating the creative techiness which can be found in East London! MzTEK is very proud to be part of the festival and we’ll be participating in a couple of events this week.

    Today MzTEK Co-Founder, Sophie McDonald, will be talking on the ‘Women in Tech’ panel, part of the Innovate day which Queen Mary University and City University London is hosting. The panel will explore how women can be better represented in the digital and technology sectors.

    On Friday we’ll be running a drop-in workshop at the Identity day where female delegates can create a mini beetle bot or a soft circuit voodoo ghost! This is absolutely FREE! To order your free ticket scroll down to the bottom of the Identity day page.

    We hope to see you there! :)

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  2. 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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  3. SolarBots


    Thank everyone who made SOLARBOTS such a fun day!

    Check out the pics from the SOLARBOTS workshop here!


    make your own solar powered robot bugs!

    12th September,  11am – 5pm,
    at SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH.

    Calling all beginner tinkerers – come and learn how to make your own solar powered robot bug from scratch. All components are provided for you to complete your very own solarbot bug to take home with you at the end of the day.  All you need is fabric, feathers and stick on eyes or anything else you need to pimp up your bot! The workshop is aimed at beginners, but all are welcome for a fun day out.

    The workshop will be lead by artist Varvara Guljajeva, originally from Estonia, she is currently living and working in Linz, Austria. http://varvarag.cdrews.de/


    Priority booking will go to women/girl participants, bookings will be open to all on 27th August.

    Please get in touch if you require any creche facilities.

    For more info email us at info@mztek.org

    Supported by SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 3RH
    And with the generous support of Fritz at PagerMotors.com

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