1. Hacked Human Orchestra London Workshop

    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


  2. Arduino Basics At Access Space – Sheffield

    Interaction designer Katrin Baumgarten will guide you through the steps to making a simple interactive bubble machine using an Arduino, sensors, electronics and some programming.

    This workshop will give you enough knowledge to get you started creating all kninds of interactive crazyness… such as Katrin’s tea pot Raging Roger!, commissioned by MzTEK for Chi-TEK.

    Katrin Baumgarten holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and an MSc from Imperial College London in Innovation Design Engineering. Her projects revolve around human-technology interaction and explore future possibilities within technology and art. She loves to see the magic that appears when an inanimate object suddenly starts to move and respond to external stimuli in ways normally attributed to humans.

    This workshop is suitable for beginners, so just come and have a try, and most of all, fun!


    Access Space
    3-7 Sidney Street
    S1 4RG


    Saturday 9 June, 2012
    10am – 5pm

    Sign up! it’s FREE!!!!!!!

    This workshop is a women only workshop… and it’s FREE! – so you’ve got nothing to lose!
    To book a place contact Access Space on 44 (0)114 2495522 

    This workshop is supported by

  3. Wearable Tech – LilyPad Arduino Intro

    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.


    • 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


    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







  4. Tinkerbelles & Arduinorama Mammas

    So, we had a blast last Saturday tinkering on Arduinos for the first time (well, for most of us), at [ SPACE ].

    Artemis led us through a great 3 hour P2P sesh on Arduinos and sensors. We learned:

    – how to make a circuit using the Arduino, a breadboard, and some wires
    – how to make a little LED light blink using the above, plus a wee bit of easy programming
    – using buttons to open and close circuits
    – using potentiometers (mouthful there) to dim/brighten LEDs.

    It was awesome, and I’m really looking forward to our upcoming workshops now.  I’ll post some pics below.

    Getting an LED to light up with a button


    Artemis helping us along

    gathered around artemis

    She’s a PC too…

    caroline helping

    Now let’s try the blue one!

    arduino and led light

    A toolbox for tinkering.

    the toolbox

    Sonia and Sophie, showing off their work. It works! It really works!

    sonia and sophie

    And in case you lost your notes, ladies, I have Artemis’s sketches too.  For whatever reason, WordPress has rotated them, so just turn your head 90 degrees counter-clockwise.



  5. Experiments in interactive video


    In this workshop we will make some funky visuals using live camera feed, pre-recorded video clips (feel free to bring your own… but make them small) and jpegs, (so bring some of those too). We will use sound and movement to trigger and manipulate visuals.

    This workshop will involve some techy bits, like using a visual programming language, and it will also involve a bit of a boogie! Mary Clay is going to run a dance workshop for part of the session, and then we will combine the lot!

    Don’t feel you need to bring a laptop if that will stop you coming along, (although if you can do) you can still join in with all aspects, as we will have to take turns in using the projector anyway… unless you can bring one of those too.

    This workshop will be an introduction to the software Isadora. This is really easy to use software for building patches, or programs, and
    the basic idea behind it can be translated to other software such as PureData, Eyes web and MaxMSP.
    Isadora example movie clip
    You can download the Isadora demo version here…http://www.troikatronix.com/izzy-download.html

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