GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Easy Circuit Bending

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Workshop: Easy Circuit Bending

Nikki Pugh presents a workshop exploring the basics of circuit bending. Add a light sensor to a desk toy in order to distort the sounds it makes by waving your hand over it. A bit like this:

circuitbent easy button from nikkipugh on Vimeo.

This workshop will guide you through the basics of soldering and the sometimes-a-bit-tricky steps needed to modify the toy’s circuit. At the end of the workshop you’ll have an ‘improved’ button to take home with you. Prior experience of soldering isn’t necessary, but a high tolerance of beepy noises is essential. All workshop materials will be provided. Helpers from the fizzPOP hackersapce will be around to assist.

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Nikki Pugh is an artist interested in interactions. It turns out she also likes beepy noises.

She co-founded the fizzPOP hackspace in 2009 and has been organising events and workshops introducing others to fun and creative applications/deviations of technology ever since.

Nikki uses her rudimentary understanding of electronics alongside her skills in taking things apart to do things like things like mapping the built-up-ness of New York, experiencing the sonar-navigating abilities of migrating whales and giving people vibrating bundles of bubblewrap to take into the alleyways of Digbeth.


GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at and in real-space

For more details visit: | | | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University