Hull Residency

Wow!

What a brilliant week!

I spent all of last week in Hull taking part in the Digital Media Labs touchscreen residency  along with 9 other artists it was excellent.

This opportunity was mastermided by Benedict Philips who is lead artist for a new NHS health centre in Hull.  There are so many positive things to report back that I think I will have to resort to bullet points:

* most important thing I have taken away – Digital Media Labs was a real ‘LAB’ experience – carefully selected collaborators, genuine open-ended experimentation and terrific support team
* we used really simple tool on the first day – Prezi – so that we could quickly try out ideas on the screens
* a lot of  the artists present, despite never having worked with code before, developed  functioning examples in the Processing language by the end of the week
* there was no pressure to produce a finished piece of work and or to consider wider implications – we were simply trusted to be artists and experiment with the technology.

There’s really no way I can even begin to talk about all of the brilliant work people made here – follow this link to the blog!

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