Had a busy weekend entertaining the visitors to the Digital Design Weekend 2014 at the V&A museum with building one’s own Raspberry Pi weather stations.
Over the weekend, Paula Goodale and I had successfully introduced the Kit and the idea of user-generated, crowd-sourced data to the visitors to the DDW2014. The enthusiasm and positive feedback from the visitors is encouraging and we are more confident than ever to ensue our follow-on project engaging more schools across the UK to make a greater impact.
Although I had been busy, I still managed to make some time to network with other talented artists and designers who were also exhibiting their work at the V&A. Lots of creative projects emerged from the MetOffice’s hackathon (e.g., #beauforthair, the internet connected spacesuit, open air pollution data). The ballet dance – [arra]stre (a collaboration of the Battle Abbey Schol, readysaltedcode CIC) – was beautifully choreographed and performed. The repertoir was also very relevant – big data, malware, debugging, software at work. There were many exhibitions about computational jewellery, wearable computing, brain-computer interface (using neuroheadsets like Emotiv EPOC to play computer video games), Microsoft’s physical visualisation etc.
If you have missed the London Design Weekend – too bad. Make sure you are there next year!