Today, most banish pubic hair, but moons ago we carfted stylish wigs to brighten up our bush. Last month we joined Guerilla Science to celebrate the muff in sparkling style, as part of their Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll themed weekend at Secret Garden Party.
Electronic instruments, sonic soft-circuits, mechanical melodies… our take on ‘live music performance’!
MzTEK is joining forces with Guerilla Science to produce the most amazing Hacked Human Orchestra EVER!
We have teamed up with PhD Media Arts and Technology Engineer Shauna Concannon and artists Kobakant to design the wearable instruments and workshops.
Join in the fun in our soft-circuit synth workshop.
Learn some basic electronics and how to make a soft-circuit synthesiser you can wear. You will be lead through the process of creating different types of sound circuits, which will then be integrated into festival goers clothing at Shambala and Wilderness in August. You will be given workshop instructions and gain the knowhow for making them at home.
If you attend the festivals in August, you can sign up to complete your wearable instrument there, and join in the orchestrated evening performance.
Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street London Greater London WC1X 9NG
June 30 2012
10am – 5pm
Only £8! Sign Up NOW!
This is a women only workshop. Sign up HERE
Beginners guide to the LilyPad Arduino for wearable technology.
Join our one day introduction to the LilyPad Arduino and get your garments interactive!
During the course of the day you will be introduced to the basics of soft circuitry, some basic electronics, Arduino software, programming, and reading a sensor.
At the end of the day you will have a functioning interactive patch, which you can sew onto a garment, bag or cushion cover.
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
- A piece of fancy fabric of your choice – it is best to use something non-stretchy and stiff, something like cotton or canvas.
- If you want to bring your own laptop, please make sure you have installed the latest Arduino Software on it.
- A USB to mini-USB (you are bound to have one somewhere, we thought best not to buy more ;)
£75 + booking fee – Includes discounted LilyPad Arduino
This includes the LilyPad Arduino, LilyPad Battery Holder and FTDI board.
£35 + booking fee – Not including LilyPad Arduino
This is for those who do not require a LilyPad Arduino Kit as above – There will not be spares to borrow unfortunately, please make sure you have one for the workshop if you purchase this ticket.
April 14th 2012
10am – 5pm
129—131 MARE STREET
LONDON E8 3RH
Sophie McDonald is a creative technology workshop developer and educator, delivering workshops for clients such as V&A, Barbican and Maker Faire. Sophie is an artist, developer, producer and co-founder of sketchPatch , an online computer-programming playground for coders, artists and designers – and newbies! :)
This is a women only workshop.
Sign up HERE
This workshop is kindly supported by
MzTEK has teamed up with AKA the castle to present an open hardware hack workshop as part of Moving Forest London2012 initiative by AKA the castle.
MzTEK is hosting a two day open hardware hack workshop focusing on modifying/remodelling /hacking recycled hardware for generating revolting noise, based on the Chip Tune Marching Band workshop for creating a portably powered sound circuit.
Planning for Moving Forest’s citywide insurgency acts with updated moving antennas replacing moving tree branches, these workshops also strategize a massive mobilization of london urbanites as part of Moving Forest’s distributed performance for London summer 2012.
Moving Forest is a 12 hour, five act, visual, sonic, digital, electronic and urban performance collectively realized by AKA the castle, a temporal performance troupe bringing together visual artists, writers, soundists, silk threaders, codedecoders, macromikro, boombox mass, mobile agents, wifi fielders and urbanites. 12 hours of sonic, coded action map an imaginary Castle and camouflage forest revolt onto a given modern day metropolis.
Moving Forest was first presented at Transmediale.08 in Berlin.
The partners for Moving Forest London workshop development are MA Interactive Media & Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, Furtherfield, Space, Digital Programmes, V&A.
Please bring your own devices and tools to modify/remodel/hack, there will be a £10 pound workshop fee to cover the sound making electronic supplies.
Take part in a one or two day workshop session 26 & 27 November.
11am to 5pm, November 26, Saturday
11am to 5pm, November 27, Sunday
This is a women only workshop. £10 on the door to cover basic noise making kit.
129-131 MARE STREET
LONDON E8 3RH
+44(0)20 8525 4330
A day of introductory techy workshops for women
MzTEK has teamed up with our friends at School of Everything to bring you a day of techy tinkering.
Workshops include Shiver My Tea Cups, Make-a-Mic & Soft Circuit Ghosts. The day will be structured for you to chose 3x 1hour 30mins workshops to attend throughout day. Spend the day picking up skills in Arduino, soldering, noise making, sensors & more!
No experience necessary – just enthusiasm for tech, and tea!
This workshop is part of the MzTEK project Chi-TEK, a celebration of women working in arts and technology, and offers a tongue in cheek take on what women can really achieve around a kitchen table.