Workshops and educational experiences can be more conceptual or more practical. In all cases, I try to build them around lots of 'interesting stuff'! These have included Ear Changing headphones, Augmented Reality headphones, instruments that respond to interpersonal space, to movement, to breath and to heartbeat. Microphones that respond to radio waves, to lasers and that are made from cooking ingredients. Devices to visualise the sound of your voice and devices that can distil only the expression in your voice and remove the rest...
New educational project under development and due in February:
The theme is our relationship with machines. How we see them ,how they see us. More 'stuff on the web page' when I manage to-get-around-to-it (as ever)! :)
Pictured here are the Virtual Actual Reality Goggles
...and a small army of robot arms. (This is half of them!)
Some recent educational workshops...
'Sound and Place' workshop at Milton Keynes College.
This workshop explored nature of sound and its role in the experience of place. Particularly successful were the binaural Augmented Reality Headphones. Plenty of students found these utterly terrifying! Great fun :)
(Some more details on these in 'Recent Inventions'...)
Augmented Reality Headphones
'Young Creatives' at Milton Keynes College.
The students created the sounds playing here with unexpected methods and equipment ranging from laser pointers to home grown piezoelectric crystals.
Having fun making things for the students to use...
A couple of examples from what turned out to a car-load of crazy stuff!
Some analog stuff including old school magnetic tape. A fifth of the gear as it
A similar and simplified experience for at Jubilee Wood primary school.