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Two days of mad hectic making mayhem happened when Exploring Senses collaborated with Alex May and Anna Dumitriu to provide young people in Brighton with an opportunity to make a Toy Hack Digital Metropolis. This Toy Hacking projection mapped city scape idea sprung up in conversation during one of Alex May’s how to use ‘Painting with Light’ software creatively workshops at the Phoenix Brighton earlier in the year. When the Brighton Digital Festival Education commissions became public we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make it happen and we were delighted to be chosen. Exploring Senses would like to say a massive thank you to Brighton Digital Festival, Alex May, Anna Dimitriu, Phoenix Brighton, all Exploring Senses crew and the young people who participated in the event, as it was a storming success!

Enjoy the wonder photos taken by David Arnold and the movie clips by David Allistone.

Toy Hack Digital Metropolis – Brighton Digital Festival Education Award Project with Alex May and Exploring Senses curated and hosted by Phoenix Brighton.
Alex May and Exploring Senses will work with young people to design and construct a stunning cardboard cityscape bringing it to life with video mapped projections using May’s accessible software Painting with Light, and populating it with ‘toy hack citizens’. The event is curated and hosted by Phoenix Brighton.
May is an internationally known digital artist working with code and video mapping technologies. Exploring Senses are a not-for profit community arts organisation based in Brighton, who explore learning creatively through play, and working with local communities and young people. Phoenix Brighton is the largest artist led space in the South East and known for creating high quality education activities and exhibitions.
Young People’s Workshop
The young people’s workshop is free and open to 30 participants aged between 13 and 19. It runs 7:00-9:00pm on Friday 18th September 2015 and 1:00-5:00pm on Saturday 19th September 2015 and participants may attend either or both sessions. As spaces are limited please book via the Eventbrite link, or email with any queries. The event is supported by a Brighton Digital Festival Education Award and is part of Phoenix Brighton’s flagship Arts Courses Programme.
Public Opening Event
The final installation will be open to the public from 6-9pm on Saturday 19th September 2015. All welcome.
above picture courtesy of Alex May

For further information about this event go to the Brighton Digital Festival events listing:

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