6 September 2012
Graduate School of Education (Room 406), 10:00-4:30
Part of the Exploring the Internet of Things Research Workshop Series
The 'maker day' is an opportunity to engage in making physical objects, to explore ways in which they could be connected to information and other objects via the internet, and to begin the discussions that will later be developed in workshops 2 and 3. This workshop will be led by Karen Abadie, Steve Bullock, and Peter Bennett, with further technical support from members of Bristol Hackspace.
Places are limited; please register here or email Sarah Eagle.
Karen Abadie is a workshop artist, with many years experience offacilitating groups, supporting the improvisatory and imaginative activity that can take place when people engage with physical materials in relaxed social spaces. She has an interest in the use of electronics, computing and programming in imaginative projects, which she sees as offering the means by which physical and virtual worlds can be brought together in engaging ways.
Steve Bullock is a teacher-turned-engineer whose passion forcommunicating is equalled by his interest in exploring electronics, robotics and programming as a medium for the expression of the human imagination. He uses skills from his day job as a researcher in order to bring creative visions to life. With experience in teaching and facilitation, and a skill set from embedded electronics to hardware design and manufacture, he takes pleasure in guiding projects from abstract idea to physical realisation.
Peter Bennett is a member of the Bristol Interaction & Graphics group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, where he designed the chronotape, a tangible timeline for family history research. This was developed as part of the PATINA project, which aims to revolutionise the design of technologies for supporting research.