Tara Pattenden Creative Sparks Support Material

Contents

  1. Examples of related work
    1. Bountiful Bacteria Workshop
    2. Video interview: DIY Instrument Making & Hacking – Onassis Centre, Athens
    3. Story bridge Run – AR public art project
  2. Outline for proposed course of workshops
  3. Tara Pattenden CV
  4.  Letters of Support
    1. Sam Winter – Startup Apprentice/Tech with Style
    2. Steph Piper –  USQ Maker Space
    3. Sonali Hedditch – Phd Researcher Women in Stem

 

Bountiful Bacteria – E-textiles workshop

22/08/2021 – view original workshop post on Elektrolab site

A four hour workshop in e-textiles where 10  participants learned about electronic circuits while creating their own light reactive embroidered work. Facilitated by Tara Pattenden at Elektrokab.

Learn electronics while you create an embroidery with embedded responsive lighting.  In this workshop you will get an introduction into wearable technology (soft circuitry), electronics and some basic embroidery techniques.  You will create a bacteria inspired character and embed some LED sequins and a light sensor to control them.

You will:

  • Gain an understanding of basic electronics circuits, including using LEDs and sensors.
  • Have fun learning about soft circuitry and fashion technology.
  • Sew your own electronic circuit.
  • Create your own embroidered item with responsive lighting to take home.

This is an introductory course and no previous experience in electronics or sewing is required.

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DIY Instrument Making & Hacking Interview

A three-day hackathon with the active participation of artists, musicians, sound engineers, designers and programmers who collaboratively built new instruments and created their own compositions aiming to explore new ways to make music, noise, & sound.

Mentors:
Alexandros Drymonitis, sound / media artist
Dr. Enrico Bertelli, Director, Conductive Music CIC
John Richards, musician
Max Wainwright, noise artist
Tara Pattenden/Phantom Chips, musician and instrument maker, in cooperation with Music Hackspace London
Tina Dolinšek, New Media Art Producer

The event is part of the Interfaces project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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Story Bridge Run

Story Bridge Run was a temporary public art project created by Tara Pattenden and David Spooner it featured 4 colourful soft sculptures of characters with their own narative based on the artist’s daily running circuit and the stories they imagined.   Located at distinct places around the Brisbane River each sculpture activated an augmented reality experience with animation and sound through the use of a custom app designed by the artists.  The Story Bridge Run app also featured face filters relating to each sculptural work. Produced as part of the Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Project, November 2020.

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Outline for proposed course of workshops

Workshop 1 – Introduction (5 hours)

Participants will learn about basic electronic circuits while sewing leds into an embroidered work.

  • Gain an understanding of basic electronics circuits, including using LEDs .
  • Have fun learning about soft circuitry and fashion technology.
  • Sew your own electronic circuit.
  • Create an embroidered item with responsive lighting.

Workshop 2 – Sensors and Sounds (5 hours)

Participants will learn how sensors can be used to create interaction within their work furthering their understanding of electronic circuits

  • Increase their knowledge of electronics circuits, including using sensors.
  • Sew an electronic circuit with an rgb led and a sensor to control it.
  • Create an e-textile work.

Workshop 3 – Sewing microcontrollers (6 hours)

Participants will be introduced to the Circuit Playground Express, a microcontroller designed for use with e-textiles.

  • Build on their knowledge of electronics circuits.
  • Learn about microcontrollers and what they do
  • Use a pre-programmed microcontroller to create an e-textile work.
  • Create an e-textile work.

Workshop 4 – Programming blocks (6 hours)

Participants will continue working with the Circuit Playground Express, a microcontroller designed for use with e-textiles.

  • Build on their knowledge of electronics circuits.
  • Build on their knowledge of microcontrollers
  • Program the Circuit Playground Express using Makecode, a block based programming website for beginners.
  • Create an e-textile work that is interactive.
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Tara Pattenden CV

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Letters of Support

Sam Winter – Startup apprentice/Tech with Style – Letter of Support – Tara Pattenden

Steph Piper – USQ Makerspace – Letter of support

Sonali Hedditch – Letter of Support

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