Digital Pick and Mix

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Digital Pick and Mix

October 17th 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Arts Connect and BOM present a digital pick and mix – a morning of digital exploration and workshops.

About this Event

You’ll hear from a range of artists and select a number of workshops you’d like to attend. The day is for either venues or individuals within the arts and cultural sector who are interested in developing and sharing digital practice with an aim to increase opportunities for, and engage with, children and young people.

Artists and workshops confirmed are:

John Sear – Moments of Madness with Twilio

In our Immersive Theatre experience ‘A Moment of Madness’ we use a variety of different phone technology to allow players to interact with the in-game characters. The system behind this uses the online communication system, Twilio. In this workshop we’ll play with the basics of Twilio, setting up our own phone numbers and having them respond to voice calls and SMS texts.

Ben Neal – Gamifying Data and ‘Mood Pinball’ ”.

Participants will explore ideas to gamify and re-imagine data and creatively present dull information to improve engagement. As an example of this, and on display at BOM as part of the Hacked! exhibition, is ‘Mood Pinball’ – a full-sized, virtual pinball machine that allows players to explore noise level readings from across Coventry.

Rosa Francesca – Brain monitoring and facial recognition

This workshop explores the use of brain monitors and facial recognition technology to create art and music with parts of the body not usually associated with this type of creation (eg. parts other than the voice or hands). The workshop will explore how data can be obtained from facial technology and translated into visuals and sound. Participants are asked to bring a laptop and headphones if possible (some can be provided)

Edie Jo Murray – 3D scanning and photogrammetry

Learn how to create 3D scans using just a smartphone and free PC software. Take photos of any object and collate them into a 3D model to be used in augmented or virtual reality experiences, or shared on the web. A great way to use digital technology to share artwork and museum collections with a wider audience. Participants should bring an object they would like to 3D-scan.

You can book tickets now on Eventbrite.


October 17th 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm