MzTEK Tinker Space

A session at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012

Friday 25th May, 2012

2:50pm to 2:55pm (GMT)

Attention women of Digital Shoreditch! We're running a drop-in workshop and are inviting you to come and get techy with a crafty twist! You will learn to make your very own soft circuit voodoo doll or a mini beetle bot.

Soft Circuit Voodoo Dolls
This little person's eyes light up when poked! You'll learn the basics of building a soft circuit using conductive material and thread, stitching techniques and how to produce a shape from felt.

Mini Beetle Bots
We want to build a mini army of these little guys! You'll learn how to solder, how to build a basic circuit and will also have the chance to get crafty with your little bot!

No sign-up required, just pop along and get making :)

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Emilie Giles

Producer for @Codasign, collaborator of @playfulbeings & The Conductive Kit Company. Loves = ale, crochet + brownies

Emilie Giles is an alumnus of MA Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice at Goldsmiths College. Since graduating her time has been spent as Creative Producer for MzTEK, an education initiative with the aim of encouraging women to learn skills in the field of arts and technology, interning for internationally renowned artists Blast Theory and has been working for social video advertising gurus Unruly, curating and co-ordinating their events.

She is currently working with Lorenzo Belenguer on TESTIMONIES, a project which explores oral history through social media in relation to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Emilie has also recently been involved with Embroidered Digital Commons by Ele Carpenter, facilitating workshops at Furtherfield Gallery as part of the Being Social exhibition.

Emilie's own practice revolves around notions of pervasive gaming linked with urban exploration and psychogeography. Her work is largely experimental, focusing on the methodology of creating rather than on the finished piece. Recent work includes Emotional Geocaching - a piece which looks at our emotional reaction to our surroundings, whilst embarking on a dérive, Lost London - a pervasive experience with a psychogeographical twist which invites participants to go in search of London’s network of disused tube stations and Ace of Spades Hunt - a treasure hunt which explores issues surrounding blood diamond mining.

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Time 2:50pm2:55pm GMT

Date Fri 25th May 2012

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