Resident, Studio News 14 Oct 2021

Bath Digital Festival: Resident Round-Up

Bath Digital Festival 2021 is going ahead! Make sure the 19th-23rd of October is firmly in your diary for a tech celebration like no other. From talks to workshops, exhibits to theatre pieces, The Bath Digital Festival is about sharing all things digital and tech. Our Residents are involved in the festival and will be hosting various events throughout the week. Here is a round-up of where you can find them:

Penny Hay: Forest of Imagination
Penny will share learning from the Forest of Imagination 2014-21 alongside the team of artists and collaborators. Forest of Imagination is a contemporary art and design event co-designed by Grant Associates, House of Imagination, and local creative industries that reimagines a familiar space to inspire everyone’s creativity and heighten a sense of nature in an urban environment.

More information here.

Tuesday 19th October, 12:30-1:30pm

Dave Webb: Collisions between Art and Technology
What can the worlds of art and technology learn from each other? In what ways might collaborations between art and technology deliver interesting and valuable outcomes? How can both worlds invite broader participation and remove barriers to getting involved? After a year of working as an artist with technology and being the technologist collaborating with other artists, Dave will share some observations and learnings from his own practice and those of others.

Find out more here.

Tuesday 19th October, 6:30-7:30pm

Dave Webb: Dots, Lines and Code: Make Art with Creative Coding
A workshop on making art with creative coding for absolute beginners. We look at the way dots and lines are used in art, from simple to complex, and then explore and make some examples in creative code. We focus on creative outcomes, rather than technical detail, and allow time for you to make your own variations and remixes of the ideas. You will learn what is possible, even for beginners, and how to develop your skills further. You will need your own laptop, but there is nothing to install. Everything runs in the web browser.

More information here.

Friday 22nd October, 6-8pm

The Studio Open Morning
Come and see what’s happening behind the door of Bath Spa University’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub…

Residents of the Studio will be showcasing their work and discussing research and projects with visitors. Among other things, you can expect to find:

More information here.

Wednesday 20th October, 10am to 1pm 

Annie Legge: Tech4Good South West Design Sprint
We invite the collective wisdom of our existing members, regional stakeholders, and anyone interested in the role of technology as a force for good in society to co-create and bring clarity to our regional purpose. We will provide the space to re-initiate our community, enable connection with others in the growing tech for good ecosystem, and work through provocations on how we may deliver impact through Tech4Good South West.

More information here.

When: Thursday 21st October, 3:30-5:30pm

City Global Futures: Connecting Bath 
‘Connecting Bath’ is a brand new research report by City Global Futures, commissioned by Bath Spa University on behalf of the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D programme. The report highlights the potential of private digital networks to boost the innovation and productivity of creative technology businesses.
This event brings together national, regional and local speakers who are at the forefront of thinking and practice on cutting edge digital networks. They will explore, the opportunities offered by Gigabit Fibre and cutting edge wireless networks; some of the new and exciting creative use cases that are being trailed in Bath, Bristol and the UK – as well as the increasing importance of digital inclusion to ensure that all businesses and communities can benefit.

More information here.

When: Thursday 21st October, 3:30-4:30pm