1. Soft-Circuit Workshop: Chatbot

    Come and make a cute Chatbot that talks back! This course is an introduction to soft-circuits and E-textiles, and basics of electronics for wearable technology.

    Using conductive materials for basic soft-circuit interaction techniques, the workshop will hack and embed a recordable device into your Chatbot, playing back Chatbot chatter.


    £80, concessions £64


    Saturday 4th May 10.30pm – 5pm


    The V&A Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
    Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

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  2. MzTEK V&A Workshops: Sound Oddities


    Be inspired by the David Bowie exhibition, and design your own wearable electronic noise instrument.

    Learn to build a simple synthesiser by soldering components onto a specially designed Printed Circuit Board, that can be embedded into a garment using conductive thread and soft circuit techniques. The tone of the instrument is manipulated using home-made stretch and pressure sensors.

    This project was designed by MzTEK as part of the Hacked Human Orchestra, a production in collaboration with Guerilla Science.


    The V&A Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
    Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL


    Saturday 23 March, 10.30 – 17.00

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  3. SuperCollider Workshop for Beginners

    Interested in producing sound art but waiting to discover the perfect tool in which to do it? Then maybe SuperCollider is the one for you! 

    SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for creating real time audio compositions. It is open source and is used by lots of different people working with sound including musicians, scientists and artists. It is an efficient and expressive dynamic programming language providing a framework for algorithmic music and interactive programming.

    A Beginners guide to SuperCollider guides you through the basics with a series of creative tasks culminating in writing a short composition. By the end of the workshop you should have the skills to begin to design your own creative projects with the programme. During the day you will learn how to work with the programme, from creating basic sounds and controlling them, to using synthesis techniques and making more complex patterns, and finally scheduling events and arranging a short piece.

    The workshop will be lead by Birmingham based composer Shelly Knotts, who is an expert in instrumental, electroacoustic and live electronic music. Shelly is a member of the sound art collective SOUNDkitchen. You can listen to her work on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/shelly-knotts

    When: Saturday 15th September ‘2012, 11am – 5pm

    Where: SPACE, 129—131 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH.

    Cost: £25 + £1 booking fee

    Please note that this workshop is for women only.

    If you have any queries, please contact us on info@mztek.org.