• Ashok Mistry
  • Electronics and Music Workshop
  • Phoenix Interact Labs Bursary Scheme


Jorge Ramos Talk Video

Posted: Sat, 30 Jan 2016

We hosted a very interesting talk by Jorge Lopes Ramos from ZU-UK at Interact Labs on Wednesday. Jorge took us through his experiences of running the interactive/participatory performance Hotel Medea and other arts activities.

His talk was very relevant to anyone interested in the nature of interactivity and audience participation and it generated lots of questions and discussion with the audience. A recording of the talks (and some of the questions) can be found here on Vimeo. If you are interested in knowing more about Hotel Madea there are also plenty of other videos available.

The talk was arranged by the Computer Arts Society Leicester and IOCT.

New Code Club Sessions

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2016

We have booked the next series of Code Club sessions in the Lab. The group will now be meeting fortnightly (on a Monday, 4:30pm until 6pm) and there are still a few places left. You will need to be quick if you want one though, we are limited to 10 youngsters at the moment and the club is proving popular.

This season's group project is an autonomous drawing robot that we are calling "Pollock" (after the famous artist Jackson Pollock). During the six planned sessions we will be learning how to make the robot, program it and create your own drawings with it. We then hope to show off our work at the Spark Children's Arts Festival later in the year.

We are keen on making this project as "open" as possible...

Phoenix Code Club

Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2015

Yesterday was the last Phoenix Code Club of the year. Having started in October, we have built up a great team of seven regular attendees and two STEM Ambassadors. We have spent time working on Scratch programming, getting to know the 3D printer, a little bit of Minecraft and looking at how the Arduino and Raspberry Pi work.

We have been wondering how to develop the group further and have decided that we will now go from meeting monthly to meeting fortnightly. We will also start to become more project focussed, with one group project (maybe a robot!) and individual projects for those who want them.

If you are interested in your child coming along as an attendee (ages 9 to 11) or want to to volunteer...