CollabHub

Innovation through collaboration


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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.

full group