1. Soft Circuit Crimbo Decorations Workshop!

    Learn how to make super shiny festive decorations in this seasonal soft circuit beginners workshop! Whether you want to make a star, Christmas tree or a snowflake, you will learn how to stitch basic circuits using conductive thread and adorn your felt decoration with LED’s. Led by MzTEKer Emilie Giles, the workshop will give you new skills in working with textiles as well as learning basic electronics.


    Wednesday 12th December 6:30 – 9:30pm


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


    £15 + £1.60 booking fee

    Sign up here!

    Please note that this workshop is for women only.

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

  2. An Introduction to Working with Soft Circuits: Make Your Own Chatbot

    An introductory workshop with MzTEK at Phoenix Brighton to learn how to create soft circuits and make stitched or wearable electronic and interactive artworks. This course will teach you hot to make a soft circuit toy, in this case a chatbot (or a creature of your choice!), but the skills can be applied to other projects.

    Make crochet chains with conductive yarn, sew with conductive thread and make buttons with conductive material.

    The workshop is aimed at women only and celebrates Alan Turing Year.




    Saturday 8th December 12pm – 5pm


    Phoenix Brighton, 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB


    MzTEK’s Emilie Giles

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  3. Listen to the Data

    As part of the Moving Forest 2012 insurgency tomorrow (4th July), MzTEK is inviting women to come and participate in a performance of creative noise making from 5 – 8pm at The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

    You can bring whatever noise making device you like whether it’s a radio, an electronic instrument, or a hacked toy. For inspiration, check out the workshop which we ran with Shu Lea Cheang for Moving Forest last November at SPACE Studios:

    Join us as an insurgency force arriving at the castle!

    Wednesday 4th July 5-8pm

    Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
    Chelsea College of Art and Design
    Atterbury Street, (Opposite the Entry to Tate Britain)
    London SW1P 4JU

    None required, just show up with your noise making device!
    Please note this performance is for women only.

    For further info please email info@mztek.org or check out the website for the event

    About Moving Forest 2012, presented by AKA the CASTLE:

    A twelve day prelude moving across the city; a twelve-hour sound art opera of betrayal and rebellion culminating in a spectacular series of disturbing performances in Chelsea College of Art Parade Ground; a one-day coda of debate.

    Moving Forest expands the last 12 minute of Kurosawa’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ‘Throne of Blood’ (1957), into a sonic performance saga with a prelude of 12 days, a durational performance of 6 acts in 12 hours and a closing Coda for the sake of argument.

    First presented at Transmediale.08. Berlin 2008,Moving Forest London maps an imaginary castle and a camouflaged forest revolt onto the hyper-playground of the London metropolis on the eve of Olympics 2012.

    Presented by a temporarily assembled troupe AKA the castle, Moving Forest brings together diverse visual/sonic/electronic/digital/ performance artists along with writers, walkers, coders, hackers, mobile agents, twitters, networkers and the general public to realize a contemporary version of a classic play. Making use of all media, the acts elaborate operatic manoeuvres into an escalating scheme of conspiracy and its contemporaneous political manifestations. The camouflage tree branches of Birnam Wood are electronically updated with contemporary forms of stealth and insurrection. Armed with signals and slogans, the Moving Forest forces an entry into the Castle.  A final merging of forest and castle occurs during a moment of downfall, jubilation and loss.

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