CollabHub

Innovation through collaboration


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2016 Autum meetings

Welcome back!

We’re pleased to announce the following dates for CollabHub this term. So this is a call out to anyone inside or outside the university interested in collaborating, to realise a project idea, or anyone simply curious about the possibilities of collaborating to build and strengthen professional and artistic relationships.

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Come to find out a bit more, maybe pitch an idea and see if you can find collaborators to work with you!

Dates and locations (please reserve your free place using the booking live links as they appear)

October 7th 11:15 booking live
University of Huddersfield – Creative Arts Building ground floor room CAMG/04
October 19th 12:15 booking live
University of Huddersfield – Creative Arts Building ground floor room CAMG/03
November 15th 16:15 Facebook event link here
University of Huddersfield – Creative Arts Building ground floor room CAMG/03
December 5th 16:15 Facebook event link here

University of Huddersfield – Creative Arts Building ground floor room CAMG/01

 

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See you in September

We are currently working on a new website, and developing plans for the coming year. Feel free to browse the website and visit the Facebook group where you can meet collaborators, pitch projects and receive news about opportunities posted by members of our wider community.

Info on meetings and socials will be posted after the summer.

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CollabHub Undergraduate Media Composers Network

The next CollabHub Event is aimed towards undergraduate media students seeking to meet and network with student composers and sound designers.

University students that are not taking an undergraduate degree in media-related course can still attend for the opportunity to meet other creatives from different paths.

The next event is on:

Thursday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Creative Arts Building, CAMG/05
University of Huddersfield

This is your chance to pitch new ideas for collaborations, to present your work and meet other creatives.

Everyone attending has different backgrouds and possess a unique set of skills and abilities that can be put to good use. Why not collaborate together on an idea or project that you personally feel interested in?

Many students that have attended our event series have benefited from expanded portfolio, great experience, and established friendships that gave them the extra edge to get their foot into the competitive media industry.

 

Free Coffee, Tea & Cake on the event when you secure yourself a seat from our
 
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.
So book your place now!
Don’t forget to join our Facebook group to keep on top of new events, collaboration opportunities and to join our ever growing community of students, alumni, and external partners!
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Sound Music Media event

The next CollabHub Event is aimed towards undergraduate media students seeking to meet and network with student composers and sound designers.

University students that are not taking an undergraduate degree in media-related course can still attend for the opportunity to meet other creatives from different paths.

The next event is on:

Thursday 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Creative Arts Building, CAMG/05
University of Huddersfield

This is your chance to pitch new ideas for collaborations, to present your work and meet other creatives.
 

Everyone attending has different backgrouds and possess a unique set of skills and abilities that can be put to good use. Why not collaborate together on an idea or project that you personally feel interested in?

Many students that have attended our event series have benefited from expanded portfolio, great experience, and established friendships that gave them the extra edge to get their foot into the competitive media industry.

Free Coffee, Tea & Cake on the event when you secure yourself a seat from our


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Spring schedule – dates for your diary

CollabHub is here to give you a platform for pitching ideas and finding partners to explore them. This has led to strong professional networks and employment. It can also lead to prototyping and the development of projects that you might take on for further development, such as through Honeypot where you will find opportunities investment and further networking.

We welcome all students and non students! All communities, mature, independent and small business. All disciplines! Especially engineers, computer programmers, educators, social workers… to see what might be possible through the sharing of your work and practices with other disciplines. Innovation through collaboration!

Make a note of the dates for Spring!

February 11th  10:45am – student central upstairs

Pitch an idea

This is a networking and project development meeting. Come to present an idea, no matter how modest or ambitious. Or to just hear some ideas being pitched to see if something sparks your curiosity.

February 23rd 12:15 – Researcher Hub level 2 (room R2/25)

Pitch an idea 

We also like to invite specialists on collaboration, creativity and enterprise to come and share their wisdom. Watch this space for further announcements.
March 17th 15:15 – CoffeeKabin                  

Skills share/swap event

We will meet at CoffeeKabin for this event. Bring your kit and explore the possibilities of collaborative development.
(see the post below on ‘Make it so’ as an example)

April 18th 10:15 Phipps Hall – Creative Arts Building University of Huddersfield.

Intercultural creativity

Collaboration requires you to develop an understand, together, about what it is that you’re doing. This is complex when you work in different subject disciplines, and possibly more challenging when you come from different cultures. But this is probably the most inspiring collaborative opportunity, to build your international networks for future practice and professional work. In this workshop Dr Liz Dobson will offer a short presentation on the challenges of collaborative practice, some models and some of the most contemporary thought on learning and development of the self through collaboration. Internet platform Collaborizm will talk about their platform for international collaboration. Some of our international students will talk about personal intercultural experiences of collaboration and we hope to inspire new connections and new opportunities for you to progress a project based on the idea of working with people from very different backgrounds and cultures to your own.      

Look out for the Symposium in May!    

 

Home schooling skills share initiative

There is a large home schooling community in Huddersfield. So we have decided to invite students to come and skills share/swap with young people in a very special end of year workshop. Participants could be any age, attending with parents to learn what you do – directly from you! This requires careful planning so if you are interested please email us e.d.dobson@hud.ac.uk and we will send out a doodle poll to set this up later in the term.

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Make it so!

This week we welcomed a wonderful group of makers to our collaborative making meeting. After a brief introduction from Liz Dobson around 15 people introduced themselves, showing examples of their work and explaining the ideas that inspire them. We soon got to free improvised collaborating, noticing how some people work with very different making time frames (from immediate building, to thoughtful development of concepts over weeks, to sound processing that takes 6 weeks).

Two projects were prototyped within the evening!

One using MakeyMakey to control animation with copper tape and a ‘cello, and the other creating a keyboard music display that shows images depending on which notes you play. Though they are early ideas, there was a lot of discussion about cross-discipline possibilities. Several excellent contacts were made and I’m excited to see what that may lead to.

Kevin Threlfall kindly put together this short film – we are delighted! Please click HD for higher quality image.

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Make it so – create meet

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make it soOn Tuesday Jan 19th an exceptional group of practitioners are coming together to devise new work through collaborative improvisation. A little like a hack lab but without the necessity to hack code or electronics (though this may happen) and a little like theatre improvisation, in the sense that no one person knows what the output of our improvised collaborative emergent creating will be! 

Others will be attending and you are welcome to bring your laptop, materials and a mug (with tea bag) to observe or participate. Please e-mail e.d.dobson@hud.ac.uk with two sentences about yourself and your links. We welcome games developers, engineers, scientists, economists… basically anyone. You don’t need to be a creative practitioner to participate but you may have a content and knowledge to inspire an installation, interactive piece, new performance or materials for communicating it more effectively than before. 

Here is the team so far!
Liz Dobson – musician and curator
I’m fascinated by collaborative emergence and distributed creativity. Background in music and music technology, current ground in building communities for learning through collaboration and for fostering new opportunities for creating work. 
Founder of CollabHub and the Yorkshire Sound Women Network

Eleanor Culley – musician and curator

Hi:) I enjoy various approaches to making art, since handing in my MA in Instrumental Composition at Huddersfield in September, I have performed my first solo show, had a premiere of a cello trio, exhibited sculptural and collaborative sound work at two exhibitions and organised a couple of concerts. The next concert I am organising is in a mirrored room in my studio space in Huddersfield as part of the exhibition ‘And to Dust all Return’, curated by the wonderful women at U N N A W A Y! Exhibition opening this Friday 22nd and concert is 29th- all welcome!!


 

Beth Minshall – graphics, art and creator
http://bethanyminshall.tumblr.com/
 

My work is primarily animation and graphics but I dabble in anything creative, I enjoy using textures and creating hand made work.

Jonny Clementson – animator and artist
I do a lot of animation at the moment but my real speciality is in traditional drawing, particularly with pen and ink. I love character designing, high detail levels, and robots. Especially robots.

Christine Avis – ‘cellist 

I’m a cellist who is beginning to explore electronics through acoustic instruments (I use a bug pickup). My musical genres vary greatly, although my main work is with ‘Stems’, a cinematic art rock group.


Nicole Sinclaire – graphics

I am a second year graphics design student at the university of huddersfield and enjoy learning about different things which can be incorporated into my practise. 

Dex Hannon – artist, photographer and writer
Dex Hannon is one part of the Broken Toy Company. an art collective with a twist. 4 artists. One mind. He is an artist that works across many fields. Photography, digital art, multi media and painting.

Reuben Thomas – computer coding of visual arts
My interests and strengths are composition, motion graphics, and modern programming practice in C++.

Paul Popat – 

Algorithmic composer specializing in generating timbre from algorithms relating to nature. Can work in Max/MSP, but specializes in C++ and other compiled languages.


Andrew Wilson 

http://www.studiofor.co  

I try and do stuff in the crossover between making in the arts and making new technology. 


Alice Crawford McKinty

I am an artist often working on the boundary; or perhaps the grey area… between the abstract and the surreal, though recently spending time working on ‘realism’ and how it may help to improve my work in other areas, and in the future.

 


 

 

Find out more about the group and joining this event here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/collabhub/