WELCOME TO THE YEAR 10 IMAGINARIUM CHALLENGE
[ Tues 6 – Weds 7 Sept 2016 ]
THIS TWO DAY EVENT has been designed to challenge your creative and problem-solving skills in music composition, programming, mechanical and digital systems, aspects of physics and art installation.
The Imaginarium Challenge is an event unique to the Marsden Schools.
Working alongside experts from Google, Victoria University, the NZ School of Music and Massey University, you have two days to 'play' and be creative with a range of technologies.
Follow the event on Twitter @MarsdenNZ #ImagineMarsden
During the event you will be working in groups of 3 and will need to have access to a laptop device. In the week leading up to the Challenge there will be preparatory tasks to complete, including installing software on your device.
IMAGINARIUM CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
The 2-Day Challenge timetable is available here. DAY ONE will consist of a mix of instruction workshops and creative challenges. DAY TWO will be where your creative juices are squeezed to meet the challenges.
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With your feedback we can grow the Imaginarium concept further
IMAGINARIUM PHOTO GALLERY
Enjoy images from the 2015 event here
BACKGROUND –Where has this all come from?
The Imaginarium Challenge is inspired by the work of Google expert Josh Bailey and follows the format of the 2015 inaugural event –The video below is an example of his creative thinking, bringing technology, engineering and music together. Josh will be supporting the Challenge together with some of the team involved in producing "Forks in Sockets".
You may even have a first-hand opportunity to experience a similar device as part of the Imaginarium event.
The "Forks in Sockets" concert was performed at Victoria University in 2013 and was a collaboration between Design, Engineering and Music staff and students using a range of technologies.
INSPIRATIONAL CREATIVE STATEMENTS USING ARDUINO OR SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY
Making things engaging and interactive in the world today often means overlapping the worlds of Science, Engineering, Music and the Creative Arts. The following examples have been selected to inspire your thinking for the Creative Challenges in the Imaginarium workshops.
Traditional Chinese paper-folding toy called "East-West-South-North-Center"
as one element manipulated by 2 servo motors connected to an Arduino microcontroller. Nodes on the surface are moved by spinning plates which have strings connected to the "East-West-South-North-Center" surface.
The microcontroller "Arduino" sends the messages to the motor to make the movement.
"Firewall" is an interactive media installation created with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music. More information available on the project's blog.
Concept prototype for a light and origami based art installation using Arduino and mechanics.
We acknowledge the support of the staff and students of the following institutions to make this event possible.
It is our hope that your experiences from this workshop will give you some insight into working with creative technologies. Make the most of working with the staff and students from the Universities and be sure to ask questions about where this can all lead to.
If you want more information check out Victoria University's School of Design, School of Engineering & Computer Science, NZ School of Music and Massey University Wellington's College of Creative Arts. There is also interesting material at the VUW Media Design Wearable Technology Channel and the School of Architecture and Design Facebook page.
If you are thinking about future learning pathways be sure to talk with your teachers about subject and career choices.