7 December 2010 : 6 - 9pm
8 December 2010 : 10am - 2pm
The Hive and Pimp my feminine instrument were presented and showcased at this event at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester centre on the evening of Dec 7th 2010 and morning of the 8th. The crowd and installations filled the room and attendees made merry with festive cheer and interacted with the installations.
People also participated virtually by tweeting, interacting with people remotely in the virtual world of Second Life and left voice messages using Ipadio.
The event was a great success and you can see and hear some of the images and messages from the event on this page Images from the event can be found here. There was also a live video feed from the event streamed from a mobile phone on the 7th Dec and a video recording of the Hive presentation can be seen below:
Karen Shannon and Alex Fenton are staging an interactive media arts event on Tuesday 7 December 2010 at 6pm - 9pm at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.
If you cannot make the live event, you can particpate virtually:
Karen and Alex are MA Creative Technology students within the school of Art & Design at the University of Salford and this event showcases their final projects in a new and exciting space. The Anthony Burgess Foundation is located in Manchester city centre. Burgess was born in Manchester and was known for his expertise in many creative fields. This event will draw together creative fields and media to form an interactive installation.
Karen Shannon presents her interactive media arts piece “Pimp my Feminine Instrument”, which challenges the historical constructions of masculinity ‘boys & their toys’, by parodying a photograph from the Futurist movement. In the same space, Alex presents his project “The Hive” which uses Web 2.0 and the virtual world of Second Life to create digital spaces for creative people from all walks of life. The Hive will also be featured at MediaCityUK in 2011.
Both pieces of work will form an engaging and unique experience. Everyone is welcome to attend the event on the evening of 7 December 2010 and there will also be an opportunity to visit and discuss the installations during the day of Wednesday 8 December 2010, 10am - 2pm.
Alex studies and works at the University of Salford said: “The Hive has been set up to help creative people and students to promote their work to form interesting networks and connections. This event is a great opportunity to interact with our work and join us for a glass of wine. If you can't make it down, then we would love it if you could log onto the Second Life space around 7pm on Dec 7th.”
Karen is the inspiration behind Lets Go Global, part of Trafford Council's Art and Culture team. Her work involves advocating & supporting community activity using new technologies. She works to influence policy makers to support the sector to encourage growth, more women in technology, best practice and prosperity in information poor areas.
For more information about this event please contact :
Alex Fenton, 0161 2954127, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Shannon, 0161 232 0783, email: email@example.com
The Hive: www.the-hive.org.uk
Lets Go Global: www.letsgoglobal.tv
MA Creative Technology: