Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 on Monday 21st May Inspire

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  • Art Doodle Live: fancy painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa with your mates?

    by Togeva Team

    The Art Doodle Live App encourages children of all ages to create their very own paintings alongside works by classic and contemporary artists by dropping images of artworks onto a mobile canvas and painting in, around and over them. Using Togeva’s innovative Live Sharing(TM) mobile platform, multiple children can paint on one canvas simultaneously, meaning that groups of children can collaborate on the same painting even when they are not together!

    The App has been designed as an educational and inspiring way of introducing children to the works of some of the world’s greatest artists, many of which are only available on Art Doodle Live. Art Doodle Live was built by Togeva for the Bridgeman Art Library.

    Download Art Doodle Live: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/b...

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Blog to Business

    by Marc Taylor, InspiringYoungPeople and Naweed Shams

    With online businesses growing ever more popular Naweed Shams and Marc Taylor will be teaching you some of the skills you need to turn your passion into a business.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

  • Brain in a Bag Show

    by Jonathan Black

    Your brain is in charge of your entire inner life. It is unbelievably complicated. Luckily, you can make a working model of your brain out of household items! In this short presentation you'll find out how you can teach a bunch of clothesline and loo roll to behave like your neurons.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • BT Apprentices will demonstrate how data is being transmitted using optical fibres – the thickness of human hair!

    by Michael Mckeaveney

    Presented by Hackney UTC in partnership with BT.

    The world is changing and moving away from copper to fibre optics. New technology means that we are now able to deliver data speeds of over 100mb to businesses and homes. There will be hands on demonstration of optical fibre splicing and fusion. This will show how fibres are joined together using a sophisticated machine that precisely aligns and then fuses the fibres together to create the new network.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Coding for Kids - Where are the grass roots?

    by Paul Brannigan

    In what ways can the coding community help to shape and to develop an embryonic movement called "Coding for Kids"? This thought provoking session will tell you how it started, what it’s done so far, and where it hopes to go. And it will explain why "Coding for Kids" is important for those who need to teach coders and those who need to employ coders!

    Questions answered :
    How to get kids interested in coding. How to deliver a solution which benefits kids *and* schools *and* businesses that need coders.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Creative Apps Generation with AppShed

    by Torsten Stauch

    Students make an app that is pertinent to their love of fashion or sport or a favourite band or actor… the possibilities are endless. Students become creators of technology, not just consumers. Every student leaves with a huge sense of achievement, having been able to produce something tangible they can share with others.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Creative Economy

    by Chris Arnold

    Brief the average young creative and the first place they run to is the Mac to seek inspiration. Far from using their own imagination they seek ideas in others. Is this a failing of the education system or just a sign of the times?

    Questions answered :
    Are colleges training young creatives to think for themselves and to use their own imaginations?

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Exhibition; Tesselations and Repetitive structures in Jewellery

    by Marianne Forrest

    An exhibition of Jewellery made with 3D printing techniques and digital technologies. Wild, wonderful and sometimes vibrant responses to the brief of Tesselations and Repetitive structures. The work shown is by students from London Metropolitan University using rapid prototyping for the first time. All are involved in their own style of creative process and are keen to show off their newest creations.

    Questions answered :
    How can new technologies be used to craete new jewellery previously impossible to make by hand? How does it answer the context of exhibition and wearability?

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • I Am Creative

    by David Holloway

    Are you 13-19 years old?

    Are you looking to work in the creative communications industries?

    Do you want to work on live creative briefs from some of the top brands in the UK? And fancy winning a prize while you are at it?

    So you're sitting there scratching your head and wondering if the creative communications industries might be for you. Well there’s only one way to find out…

    I Am Creative brings you live creative briefs from some of the biggest brands in the UK and the resources and information you need to answer them. By taking part, I Am Creative can help you to understand how the creative communications industries really work, while at the same time developing your skills and the portfolio you need to gain employment.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • I Know Me - a musical

    by Martin Wright

    A special pre-transmission screening of a musical developed for BBC Learning. This musical has been developed for and with young people with learning difficulties.

    Questions answered :
    TV and media content for Special Educational Needs. Talking to audiences with a difference.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Let's Code

    by CoderDojo

    Do you want to be a creator, or a consumer? We can all use computers, smartphones and tablets but do you actually know how they work? It’s time to look at different types of learning, and different ways for you to express yourself. This is where CoderDojo comes in; we are a global movement of free computer programming clubs for young people.

    We’ll be providing examples of the great things you can do with even the simplest of codes, like creating games, apps and websites. We’ll also be running workshops for whoever wants to learn the basics of computer languages JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Join in a workshop, try out some coding, or just come along and talk to one of our expert mentors.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

  • Maths and computing Magic Show

    by Peter McOwan

    Witness some amazing magic tricks and explore the maths and computing secrets behind them. Mathematics and computer science are behind today's technological wizardry, and help us understand our own brains! Peter McOwan is both a scientist and a magician, and he will be your guide to the secret world where science and conjuring meet.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Pensioner and iPad - When Man and Machine Collide

    by David Wortley

    This is a stand-up comedy session using iPad technology to entertain and educate audiences about digital technology past, present and future. Questions answered : Aim to tailor the session to engage and enthuse young people about the potential of digital technology to change the world for the better

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Photo Mosaics

    by Geffrye Museum

    The Geffrye – Museum of the Home is a friendly museum in Hoxton with a lively programme of exhibitions and events for all ages.

    Choose photos of Geffrye Museum objects from around the world and use hundreds of your own
    image ‘tiles’ to create a fabulous mosaic using digital software.

    * This workshop is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World,
    and was programmed by the Geffrye Museum’s Youth Advisory Panel.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Robots and Avatars Learning Experiences- Developing your digital skills through creativity!

    by Leanne Hammacott

    Robots and Avatars – our colleagues and playmates of the future, is an innovative project which explores how people will work and play with new representational forms of themselves and others in virtual and physical life in the next 10-15 years. It examines multi-identity evolutions of today’s generations within the context of a world in which virtual and physical spaces are increasingly blended.

    The Robots and Avatars Learning Experiences are cutting-edge training for emerging creatives and professionals from diverse sectors and backgrounds mixing a set of skills linked to Avatars and Virtual Worlds, Robotic Futures and Tele-presence, giving artists, students, schools and cultural professionals an illuminating set of skills, aptitudes, resources and methodologies linked to the themes and help prepare for future jobs and careers in a fast moving and technological 21st century.

    Robots and Avatars is run by body>data>space- an East London/Tech City design collective creating innovative connections between performance, architecture, virtual worlds and new media.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Shortcuts to Success

    by Dwain Reid

    Everybody has the key skills needed to be successful, but not everybody knows how, in this session Dwain will discuss the “Shortcuts to Success”. Having worked with employees from top companies such as Goldman Sachs and KPMG and many successful entrepreneurs including stars from popular series BBC Apprentice and BBC Dragons Den, Dwain will give his top tips on how to be successful.
    It is recommended that you connect with Dwain on Twitter (@dwainreid) before the event and let him know if there is anything in particular you want him to cover in “Shortcuts to Success”

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • The future is 3D: hands on design & make

    by Martin Stevens

    We plan to have a range of our equipment for students and teachers to try, allowing them to design in 3D, scan in 3D and print in 3D. If we have the space we will also have some manual and motorised kit tools (lathes, mills, sanders, jigsaws) for the pupils/students to try for themselves. We know from experience that when people have the chance to try our equipment they are enthused and motivated, and the only problem we have is getting them off the equipment so that others can have a go!

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Wanna be a journalist? Get published in 2 minutes

    by Susana Giner and Emma Dennis-Edwards

    Learn how to write a headline.
    Structure a news article.
    Ask the perfect interview question.
    And get published online!

    Youth Media Agency is a social enterprise passionate about giving young people a voice. They achieve this by empowering youth media, providing a pathway for young people to Media opportunities and delivering training to youth orgs and young people across the UK.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Whimsichord

    by Di Mainstone and Dave Meckin

    The WHIMSICHORD is a wearable interactive musical instrument that will react to the movement and touch of users (or Movicians) responding with sound. We have coined the term ‘Movician’ to describe this hybrid act of composition and choreography. WHIMSICHORD comprises of striking spring-like modules that are connect to a series of fixed landing-pads via retractable chords. Each component can be plucked from its landing-pad and attached to the Movician in a myriad of ways. Our soft sculptures are specially designed around the body to seamlessly grip to the Movician as they traverse space and interact with the piece to produce music. As Movicians connect to the modules they will draw elegant lines from the surrounding architecture onto to the body. These strings can be twanged to produce sound, and each participant will become a human string instrument.

    Artists: Di Mainstone and Dave Meckin, Queen Mary University of London.
    Sponsored by Queen Mary University of London.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Shooting Aliens

    by Graham Hodge

    “Yeah, but what do you actually do?” People who work in digital get asked that a lot. So here’s the answer.

    You bring together a Hollywood director, some young actors, some cutting-edge smartphones, and a whole bunch of aliens, then you make a scary film to go on the Internet.

    Graham Hodge is the Head Of Branded Content for LBi, whose clients include Sony Mobile, who the scary film was made for.

    At 1:15pm to 1:35pm, Monday 21st May

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  • Top tips for getting new clients

    by Alex Silbille

    You're a digital marketing agency producing great work. How do you get other brands to notice what you're creating and get you on their pitch list? How do you make sure you continue to have interesting opportunities for your team to work on? How do you ensure a regular flow of new business? We are a business development agency, specializing in lead generation for creative agencies. We work with some of London's biggest and smallest digital agencies, helping them to build relationships and win business from the brands they really want to be working with.

    Our talk will cover the following areas: - How to decide who to target? - How to find contact details for decision makers. - How to make contact. - How to make your agency stand out against your competitors. - How to ensure consistent growth. - How to get your team motivated to contribute to the pursuit of new business.

    Questions answered : How do I grow my agency and get new clients?

    At 4:30pm to 4:40pm, Monday 21st May

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