Natalia Buckley and James Bridle, Happenstance residents, at Lighthouse in 2012
Natalia Buckley and James Bridle, Happenstance residents, at Lighthouse in 2012

HAPPENSTANCE OPEN HOUSE

Lunchtime Seminar


23 May
BRIGHTON


Find out how creative technologists are transforming the arts


Come for lunch and meet our Happenstance creative technologists in residence - Natalia Buckley and James Bridle - in the first of our Happenstance Open House events.

"Robots Against Routine", a work by Natalia Buckley - one of our Happenstance creative technologists in residence.
"Robots Against Routine", a work by Natalia Buckley - one of our Happenstance creative technologists in residence.

Happenstance puts creative technologists in deep immersion residencies in arts organisations. At present, James Bridle and Natalia Buckley are in residence at Lighthouse.

We want to share some of the amazing work they are doing with you. So we are hosting two Open House events at Lighthouse, which give you an opportunity to meet James and Natalia and find out more about what they’re working on.

The first Open House is an informal lunch-time seminar on Wednesday 23 May, James and Natalia will talk about some of the projects they’ve started working on during their residencies. They’ll introduce you to OffBott, a friendly office robot they’ve built, which helps the team share thoughts about their work, and the Friday Code Club, a new club that teaches beginners how to code. Rachel Coldicott from Caper in London will also be there, to introduce Happenstance, and to say a few words about the other residencies happening in Sheffield and Bristol.

The second Open House is an evening series of talks on Tuesday 19 June.

About our Residents
James Bridle is a writer, publisher and technologist based in London. He is a partner at the Really Interesting Group. He makes things with words, books and the internet, and writes about what he does at Booktwo. Read more

Natalia Buckley is an interaction designer and developer based in Brighton. She is interested in exploring the ways we interact with technology, and how in turn our technologies shape the way we live. Read more

About Happenstance
Happenstance aims to transform the idea of how technology can work in the arts. It puts creative technologists in residence in arts organisations, allowing them to think, make and prototype digital projects and products as part of a small creative team. Each technology resident works from 26 March to 29 June 2012. There are residencies happening at Lighthouse, Site Gallery in Sheffield, Lighthouse, and Spike Island in Bristol. The programme is managed by digital agency, Caper.

Date: 23 May 2012

Time: 1.00pm

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ, UK

Booking: The Open House is free, but booking is essential. Please register your place here: happenhouse.eventbrite.com

Lunch: BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch)
Or if you’d like to share ours, then please bring a gold coin donation. Thanks!

For more information about Happenstance and the residents, visit our page, or the Happenstance website

Supported by the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture, run by Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and NESTA.


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