Agile City CIC: Civic Play Interactive Lighting Workshop

Closing date: Mon 8 Aug 2022: 10am

Agile City are looking for applicants to participate in a free two day interactive lighting workshop at Civic House in Glasgow on 18 – 19 August 2022. Led by Jen Sykes and Elie Lakin, it will draw on the past use of the Civic House site as a play park, reintroducing the activity of play back to this area through the medium of light.

Using creative coding to create responsive lighting sequences it will explore ways in which the space can be transformed into being a place of recreation and sanctuary once again. They will aim to improve the area of public realm, reinforcing the existing pedestrian and cycle links and, in doing so, have a positive impact on many journeys across the city.

Over the course of two days you will gain the coding skills to create a spatial and interactive site-specific light experience that we will then take outside and test in the Civic House exterior public space.

NB: No previous coding experience is required and laptops will be provided if needed. Participants must be 16+.

Application deadline is 10am, Mon 8 August 2022. All applications will be reviewed at this point on equal terms; early applications will not be given preferential consideration. They aim to notify you of a response by Wed 10 August 2022.

About the workshop hosts:

Jen Sykes
Jen Sykes is an artist, designer and lecturer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Having graduated from the MFA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths University of London in 2012, her work spans creative computing, sculpture and electronic hardware designs often connecting the physical analog and digital worlds. Her work at the Creative Coding Institute, UAL, London focuses on communicating errors and patterns to creative practitioners exploring computer programming as a material for creative expression.

Elie Lakin
Elie is a Glasgow-based multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of Unit Studio, an art and design studio whose work explores the crossover between site-specific art, architecture and interaction design. Her work often embodies digital technologies and is both active or interactive, taking local environmental or human behavioural inputs to create responsive overlays to physical spaces. Elie originally trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture and is particularly interested in activating the public realm to reinforce positive relationships with both urban and rural settings.

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Closing date: Mon 8 Aug 2022: 10am