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Microworld Leicester: Experiments in Digital Art 2016

20th - 27th August 2016 / 11am - 5pm

Wot SPACE, Highcross Shopping Centre, 3 Shires Lane, Leicester LE1 4AN

FREE

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Join Interact Digital Arts and Genetic Moo at Wot SPACE in Highcross for a week of digital art experimentation and free workshops.

Award-winning artists Genetic Moo use video projectors, lights and sound to create multimedia installations called Microwords. They will be bringing their interactive artworks and digital creatures to Leicester for a unique one-week exhibition.

As well as the Microword, there will be free digital arts workshops running all week covering topics such as:

  • Computer Programming
  • 3D Printing
  • Raspberry Pi
  • BBC MicroBit
  • Arduino Micro Controllers
  • Robotics
  • Computer Drawing
  • Electronic Music
  • Virtual Reality

There will be drop-in and bookable sessions for both children and adults.

See the Microworld Leicester website for the full programme of activities:

interactdigitalarts.uk/microworld

Supported by Leicester City Council and Arts Council England.

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Schedule

Microworld Leicester will be open from 11am until 5pm between the 20th and 27th August 2016. You can pop in anytime to explore the artworks and talk to the artists. Entry is free.

Between 12:30pm and 2:30pm and 3pm and 5pm there will be drop-in sessions and workshops for kids and adults. There will also be some evening talks and activities. With the drop-in sessions you can just turn up and participate in digital arts activities such as computer programming, 3D printing and robotics. There is plenty to do, so just come along.

With the workshops the numbers are limited, so you should book in advance to guarantee a place. Look at the schedule below and let us know what you would like to do by emailing workshops@interactlabs.uk or calling us on 07595 990817. Please only choose up to two bookable sessions per person so that there will be plenty to go around!

10am - 12pm

12:30pm - 2:30pm

3pm - 5pm

6pm - 9pm

Saturday 20th August

Set-up. Come and say "hello"

Set-up. Come and say "hello"

Join us at the Summer Art Trail Launch at LCB Depot

Sunday 21st August

Drop-in

Drop-in

Monday 22nd August

Creative Coding for Beginners (Kids 8+)

Hands on With the Raspberry Pi (Kids+Parents)

Tuesday 23rd August

Drawing With Robots (Kids 8+)

Creative Coding and Interaction (Kids 8+)

Wednesday 24th August

Thinkspiration Workshop (Ages 17-25)

Creative Coding and Creatures (Kids 8+)

MicroBit Magic (Kids+Parents)

Thursday 25th August

Being Creative With The Raspberry Pi (Adults)

Creative Coding and Interaction (Adults)

Friday 26th August

Thinkspiration Workshop (Ages 17-25)

Creative Coding and Creatures (Adults)

Being Creative With The Arduino (Adults)

Microworld (A)Live!

Saturday 27th August

Drop-in

Drop-in

Sunday 28th August

Join us at the Summer Art Trail Closing Ceremony at BrewDog

Join us at the Summer Art Trail Closing Ceremony at BrewDog

Join us at the Summer Art Trail Closing Ceremony at BrewDog

Creative Coding for Beginners (Kids 8+)
Monday 22nd 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Use the Processing language to create your own life-like animations and interacting creatures. Teach your program to see with webcam eyes and hear with microphone ears. Bring a laptop if you like, or use the computers provided. Come to a single session or all three. 10 places. Book here for free.

Hands on With the Raspberry Pi (Kids+Parents)
Monday 22nd 3pm - 5pm
Looking to make good use of the £25 Raspberry Pi computer? Learn how to set up the machine, program with Scratch, make sounds with Sonic Pi and play Minecraft on it. You are welcome to bring your own Raspberry Pi or use the machines provided. 10 places. Book here for free.

Drawing With Robots (Kids 8+)
Tuesday 23rd 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Learn to program our drawing machines, or simply draw your own picture of a robot. A variety of different robots and machines will be available. Your pictures will be added to the art exhibition taking place in the space. 10 places. Book here for free.

Creative Coding and Interaction (Kids 8+)
Tuesday 23rd 3pm - 5pm
Use the Processing language to create your own life-like animations and interacting creatures. Teach your program to see with webcam eyes and hear with microphone ears. Bring a laptop if you like, or use the computers provided. Come to a single session or all three. 10 places. Book here for free.

Creative Coding and Creatures (Kids 8+)
Wednesday 24th 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Use the Processing language to create your own life-like animations and interacting creatures. Teach your program to see with webcam eyes and hear with microphone ears.Bring a laptop if you like, or use the computers provided. Come to a single session or all three. 10 places. Book here for free.

Micro:bit Magic (Kids+Parents)
Wednesday 24th 3pm - 5pm
Were you given a BBC Micro:bit last term? Or are you expecting to get one soon? Discover how this little computer from the BBC can be used to help you learn programming. Bring your own laptop and Micro:bit or use those provided. 10 places. Book here for free.

Being Creative With The Raspberry Pi (Adults)
Thursday 25th 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Do you have a Raspberry Pi computer sitting in a draw unused? Looking to get one? Interested in how they can be used in creative projects? This session will help you get set-up and ready to do with the £25 computer. Bring your own Pi or use the computers provided. 10 places. Book here for free.

Creative Coding and Interaction (Adults)
Thursday 25th 3pm - 5pm
Use the Processing language to create your own life-like animations and interacting creatures. Teach your program to see with webcam eyes and hear with microphone ears. Bring your own laptop or use the computers provided. Come to one session or both. 10 places. Book here for free.

Creative Coding and Creatures (Adults)
Friday 26th 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Use the Processing language to create your own life-like animations and interacting creatures. Teach your program to see with webcam eyes and hear with microphone ears. Bring your own laptop or use the computers provided. Come to one session or both. 10 places. Book here for free.

Being Creative With The Arduino (Adults)
Friday 26th 3pm - 5pm
An Arduino is a type of small computer known as a micro-controller. You can use one to control switches, LEDs, motors and almost anything else you can think of. Materials will be provided but you may want to bring your own laptop. If you would like your own Arduino to keep and take away then a starter kit can be pre-ordered here for £20. 10 places. Book here for free.

Thinkspiration Workshops (Ages 17-25)
Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th 10am - 12pm
Brainstorm with the team to tackle environmental issues through sustainable means and learn how the different uses of digital technology through hands on activities with Sean Clark, can result in amazing digital solutions. Organised by the National Youth Agency.