Digital Arts & Creative Technology

Interactive LED Art with BBC Micro:bit

Hosted by Gemma Latham

Get Creative with Micro:bit making digital art work this Summer!

Learn to program the Micro:bit LED display and create interactive bitmap art that responds to movement and button presses.

This workshop for ages 7+ runs from 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

Sessions are free to attend but spaces are limited so be sure to book to secure your space.

Call Alsager Library on 01270 375325 to book!

Find out more about BBC Micro:bit at microbit.org

Delivered by Gemma May Latham 

About the Artist

An artist and maker, Gemma is interested in the relationships between textiles and coding. Having started to learn to code in 2012, Gemma endeavors to develop accessible methods for understanding code and computing theory. Gemma will be delivering a range of workshops across the SHIFT programme.

She says: “For me, making and crafting is about the physical experience of touch and the connection between maker and material. It’s a process and an experience and through my work I seek to capture a sense of flow and to lose myself in ‘creative activity.”

“Making is central to what I do as a participatory artist, it is how I think and how I communicate. However, I don’t often make or produce finished hand crafted items, instead I create interventions and installations exploring traditional craft skills. I embrace processes that are intrinsically slow, creating a calming effect that allows time to connect with both process and material. The process of making and this experience is far more important to me than any physical outcome.”

“I believe that everyone should be able to experience the positive effects of digital craft processes both as a viewer and as a maker. The passing on of skills is important but the wellbeing benefits should be accessible to all no matter the skill level. I’m not a solitary maker. I prefer making with others either as active participants or as observers. I find that making in public drives the making process. It opens up conversations and facilitates connections to people, spaces and objects both for me and for those taking part.”