Edlab, 23 Feb, Manchester, Unmaking the Learning Space

Date: 23rd February 2018

Time: 12.30-15:15

Location: MMU EdLab - http://www.edlab.org.uk/ Brooks Building, Birley Fields campus

Book your places here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unmaking-and-game-upgrading-with-noisy-toys-tickets-42896591861

In partmnership with EdLab (Manchester Metropolitan University) and the Unversity of Manchester we are running the first of what we hope may be regular workshops.

An afternoon workshop to remake learning spaces around ‘unmaking’ activities that provide learning experiences in computing, digital making and the physics of sound through a sustainability focus.

The workshop is split into 2 sessions. One uses old PC towers which are taken apart with discussion around minerals used in component manufacture and other social and environmental implications. The participants use the components to make instruments, learning about upcycling and physics through music creation.

In the second session, participants use repurposed laptops and upcycled raw materials to develop a games console, with previously internal components becoming part of external control devices. They use open source software to learn some code in order to control the game, and discuss associated implications as part of the learning activity.

Date: Friday 23rd Feb. 2018

Time: 12.30-15:15

Place: MMU EdLab – http://www.edlab.org.uk/ Brooks Building, Birley Fields campus

There will be an Eventbrite site (available shortly) for signing up with a maximum number of 35 places for children, 25 for accompanying parents.