San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Do you have children or teenagers at a loose end this summer? Would they be interested in experimenting with interactive technologies and making new friends? Prototype is the holiday fun you’ve been looking for!
Dates: 12, 13, 14 August 2013
Location: The Box
Cost: £120 per person
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We are offering young people aged between 8 and 17 the chance to spend three days at FACT, working with professional artists and technologists to experiment with interactive art forms. The 3 day programme has been carefully designed to give participants a well rounded, fun and valuable experience. Prototype aims to challenge the way we see and use new technologies. The programme will introduce young creatives to the exciting world of hacking, inventing and exploring their ideas art & science.
FACT’s young people’s programmes believe in working collaboratively with participants and allowing them the time and space to explore their own creativity and talent-giving them the voice to lead their own learning. This ethos will be deeply embedded within Prototype, ensuring a positive experience for your child. All activities will use open source software and DIY techniques/materials, meaning your child can continue exploring at home.
What will your child gain from Prototype?:
- App programming & development skills.
- Film making skills
- Simple circuit building
- How to work with smart materials
- Connecting technology with fine art skills.
- How to use 3D film and visual effects.
- How to make lo-fi prototypes.
- How to experiment with 3D animations.
- Working as part of a creative team.
- Empowerment through working collaboratively.
- Learning creative processes through iterative learning
- Making new friends.
About the activities
Prototype will feature 3 different day long activities: Lo-fi holography, interactive smart materials and mobile game design. Using toolkits featuring specially designed materials and worksheets, young people explore their own ideas at their own pace. The days will be structured to feature iterative cycles of ideation, design and feedback to support the young people’s learning through experimental hands on making and testing of their designs. Everyday young people will be able to bring home their creations!
If you would like further information about Prototype or the FACT's engagement programmes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK's leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool.
Our award-winning FACT building houses three galleries (showing four exhibitions per year), a café, bar and four cinema screens, run by Picturehouse and showing the best in independent and mainstream film. FACT also runs its own film programmes, focusing on classic and art house.
Since the organisation was founded in 1988, we have commissioned and presented over 250 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Isaac Julien.
Our Engagement and Learning programmes offer a range of opportunities for people to get involved with creative technology and digital projects, and our Research team works with partners across the creative industries, health, high education and arts sectors to develop innovative projects.