A colourful, interactive, fun family workshop…

Using Arduino, free software in a 21st century version of a traditional family craft activity, in this family workshop you will create wearable masks that connect with a computer using USB, allowing sounds and images to be triggered by touching parts of the mask. Colourful, interactive and fun, this workshop will give a musical and physical context to technological learning, inspiring the use of code in craft and laying foundations that can be used in performance, coding, making and sonic art.

This workshop will be run by Gawain Hewitt, a sound artist, music technologist and workshop leader who works in the space where technology, art and music combine. Gawain’s background is in hip hop and dance music, having worked as a producer and engineer with artists such as TY, Amp Fiddler and Cibelle. Increasingly working with the building blocks of technology, his move into physical computing has led to commissions at City of London Festival and Spitalfields Festival, as well as leading on technology for the Animate Orchestra and heading up research and development for Drake Music.