HAPPENSTANCE OPEN HOUSE
FIND OUT HOW CREATIVE TECHNOLOGISTS ARE TRANSFORMING THE ARTS
Meet our Happenstance creative technologists in residence - Natalia Buckley and James Bridle - in the second of our Happenstance Open House events.
Come and meet our creative technologists in residence, James Bridle and Natalia Buckley in the final Happenstance Open House event. James and Natalia will both give talks on their recent work at Lighthouse.
Natalia will speak about implementing Agile project management processes, and introducing the team to hardware hacking at the the Friday Code Club, a new club she has established, that teaches beginners how to code.
James will be talking about “This is a working shop”. For one week he’s transforming the Lighthouse reception into a workshop, making visible the craft of code. Software is made by hand: it is a craft process. Whether its cabinet-making, pottery or coding, thinking and feeling are contained within the process of making. James will talk about the ideas behind the workshop, and how the building residents responded to it.
They will be joined by Happenstance mentor, Matt Locke, and the team from Caper, who are project managers of Happenstance.
About the Speakers
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
Matt Locke is a leading figure within the UK’s digital media landscape, known for his influential work at Channel 4 and the BBC. In 2010 he was listed in Broadcast Magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ and Wired Magazine’s ‘Wired 100’. In 2011, he set up Storythings to explore innovative storytelling in a wide range of contexts and media. Previously, Matt was commissioning Editor for Education and then Head of Multiplatform Commissioning at Channel 4, responsible for commissioning many cross platform and transmedia projects. Prior to this Matt was Head of Innovation for BBC New Media. He has also previously worked as a curator, and commissioned Tim Etchell’s seminal SMS work, Surrender Control.
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: 19 June 2012
Time: 6.30pm (doors & bar 6pm)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ, UK
Booking: The Open House is free, but booking is essential. Please register your place here: happenhousetalks.eventbrite.com
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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