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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

 

Author: Liz Dobson

Lecturer in Music Technology at The University of Huddersfield. Interested in fostering undergraduate multi-disciplinary collaboration, blurring community boundaries for the benefit of learning in informal settings.

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